It's the Power Imbalance, Stupid
How in the hell this moron apologist for teacher-student sexual relationships ever got this hideous opinion piece published is a mystery to me.Next thing you know we will get an opinion piece from the head of NAMBLA.Statutory rape doesn't discriminate on the basis of occupation. It's a crime, and that is that, and it should remain illegal.In 23 states, it is a crime for teachers (and other school staff) to have sex with students. There is a reason for that--to discourage such relationships and to prevent sexual harassment lawsuits.Keeping professional boundaries is absolutely critical in education. . . .