Another "WTF" kind of news story...
The Teachers' Council may be asked to decide whether any action should be taken against an Auckland primary school teacher moonlighting as a prostitute.
The new teacher, a mother in her 30s with two children, has been working as a prostitute to supplement her income.
The newspaper, which did not name the teacher or her school, said a parent told the teacher's principal, who was balancing a possible negative reaction from parents with the woman's right to work in a job which has been legal in New Zealand since 2003.
It has been referred to the school's board of trustees, which will meet in committee to debate whether to ignore the issue, discipline the teacher or ask the Teachers' Council to decide.
The woman reportedly told the principal that her action in her own time was not his concern, and that it was not affecting her ability as a teacher.
Teachers' Council director Peter Lind said the most important factor was whether the teacher's second job was affecting her teaching duties, "and there would have to be actual evidence".
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What chaos among teachers these days.
If they aren't selling drugs or sleeping with students, now they are moonlighting as prostitutes?
I believe a teacher around here was caught with a few grams of marijuana in her purse, while she was on school grounds, and she wasn't even arrested by the police. I guess the "drug free zone" is only applicable for those who are intending to sell drugs on school property... and students.