Monday, April 30, 2012
Teaching Profession Trending Down? ~by Legal Pub
How do such inappropriate relationships begin? Apparently, the student started having lunch with Cardinal in her classroom back in May of 2011. In the fall of 2011, the student was taking her Spanish class. Lunch allegedly led to text messages. Friendship allegedly evolved into a consensual but inappropriate sexual relationship. Starting with allegations taking place on December 8, 2011, the relationship apparently crossed the line of legality. "Consensual in fact, but not in law," according to Fond du Lac County District Attorney Dan Kaminsky.
Does the law need to change or is more education necessary so that participants realize the significance of their conduct? The answer is not clear, but so many teachers have fallen down on this path that the image of the profession has eroded. Consequently, something needs to be done. In the meantime, Cardinal is charged with six counts each of sexual assault and child enticement.
Cardinal was released on a $5,000 bond. She is on paid administrative leave.
5-1-12 Update: Or perhaps the answer rests with folks like Jay Smith who advocate for online education. Here is a link for Jay as a reward for his persistent request for a link. TEN MOST CORRUPT COPS LINK.