The L.A. Times published a rather creepy column today by a former learning center tutor who was fired for sharing inappropriate material with her 12-year-old students.
She, of course, defends herself: "I'm not sorry I read them that book, that chapter, those words. Knowing that term isn't going to hurt them. And now, no one will ever laugh at them for not knowing it."
But the critical part of the column comes much earlier, when she tells her students "Don't tell your parents about this."
Any teacher, public or private, who ever says that to a child, who is unwilling to have what happens in her presence be anything less than an open book to the entire family, is a danger who has no business being in the classroom.