I hate teacher’s unions. They are anti-children, and pro bad-teachers!
A teacher’s union in Michigan is fighting to get a $10,000 severance package for a convicted child molester whose case that drew outrage earlier this year when his former school colleagues pleaded with a judge to sentence him lightly.
Neal Erickson, 38, pleaded guilty in May to raping a young boy over the course of three years — from 2006 to 2009 — and was sentenced to 15-30 years in prison. The prison term came over the pleas of seven of Erickson’s former fellow teachers at Rose City Middle School, including Sally Campbell, who said in a letter to the judge that “Neal made a mistake. He allowed a mutual friendship to develop into much more.”
So not only are they seeking to get this monster PAID, but fellow teachers are DEFENDING him??? When I was a senior in High School I had a rookie teacher teach a class. Let’s be optimistic and say she was 21 and I was 18. That’s not unreasonable for dating…tho honestly I think of how different I was from my senior year of High School to my Senior year of college, and yeah, its gross! But even then, a teacher and student should NEVER be engaging in a sexual relationship, even at that close and legally consenting age gap!
But this isn’t that case, the victim is younger than 18 and even at the earliest the teacher was over 30! Not only should the union and administration be throwing this beast under the bus, but they should be cleaning the roster of all of the teachers who somehow think this is acceptable behavior!
And they would…if they gave the least bit of a shit about students!