We are constantly negotiating our boundaries with other people, opening them up to create more connection and firming them up when we believe we need more distance and control over a situation.Our understanding of personal boundaries factors into many of our decision-making processes.The new rule reads, "No FAS [Faculty of Arts and Sciences] Faculty member shall request or accept sexual favors from, or initiate or engage in romantic or sexual relationship with, any undergraduate student at Harvard College."Previously, the school prohibited professors from having sex with students under their direct supervision.Alison Johnson, a Harvard history professor who led the committee, said the group spent the summer and fall of 2014 consulting with students, faculty and staff to get feedback."As part of this process, we thought a lot about the way that power dynamics can contribute to sexual harassment," Johnson said in an email, adding that the policy makes clear "a longstanding expectation that professors focus on the intellectual development of our students."Some students said they didn't see an immediate need for the amendment, but agreed that it is a good idea."I haven't seen any particular situation where this has happened, but I can't see any disadvantage of this for the school," sophomore William Greenlaw told CBS News.Michelle Strickland is a former Spring Branch ISD assistant band director who was arrested for having sex with a student at Strickland High School in June 2014. ” After all, it centers around four high school girls (Aria, Spencer, Hannah and Emily) solving the mystery behind the disappearance and possible murder of their friend, Alison.
CHICAGO — A religion teacher at one of the city's most prestigious private high schools said he was harassed and threatened by students after they found his online dating profile — and then he was fired by the school. Ignatius College Prep in Little Italy, said students found out he was gay and "outed" him to the rest of the school — then went on to harass him about his sexual orientation in the classroom and on social media.
But the problem is not isolated to one campus or one district.
It is a statewide concern, according to the Texas Education Agency.
Also, in general, do you find something quite repulsive about a teacher getting involved with a former student, or do you believe it's totally benign?
It would undoubtedly give rise to questions about what the teacher was thinking when the person was their student. If the teacher began a sexual relationship with their student during the final year of sixth form they'd possibly be fired and put on the sex offenders register, whereas if it happened a year later then it'd be perfectly legal.