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Three Contributing Factors
Throughout California in general and especially in Southern California´s schools there has been a rash of allegations and some arrests of school teachers and aids involved in inappropriate teacher-student sexual behavior. Several elementary and high school teachers and some aids have been dismissed and in some cases arrested during the past twelve months. It is an alarming situation and has many school officials and parents very worried because it can happen at any school at any time. But it is not coincidental that all of this is happening. It is more ingrained and widespread than can be imagined.
There really is no excuse whatsoever when teacher-student sexual abuse occurs. However, there underlying factors involved in the whole sordid mess that have to be addressed before changes in behavior can take place. And the mass media that has been conveniently ignoring them has to get properly involved immediately.
The first factor to be addressed is the widespread addiction to pornography. Elementary and high school teachers and students (men, women, boys and girls) are viewers of internet pornography. Wherever computers are, so is pornography, and it is the powerful stimulant to engage in inappropriate and immoral sexual behavior.
The second stimulating factor is female student manner of dress and behavior. It is unbelievable: half covered breasts; skin-tight blue jeans; girls who are willing participants in immoral and inappropriate sexual behavior. Just watch the groups of teenage girls walking home from school and you will get a very clear picture of the female dress factor.
Because of the human factor not much if any stimulation is needed to become engaged in inappropriate sexual behavior. Yet the schools are loaded with the stimulation provided by female students has mentioned above. Also, moral compasses are not set in the correct moral direction. The way everything is structured, it is a lose-lose cultural situation with pornography and immodest female dress leading the way. Many teachers recently have thrown away their teachings careers. They lost morally and their careers. One teacher threw away 18 years as he was arrested. His new careers will be to sweep the prison floors and clean toilets and showers.