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Tuesday, June 1, 2004

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

What's your opinion of Nova's ban on teachers dating students?


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Jonas Kirkegaard
Student, 28
I would suspect some students would come there to see teachers, and also outside of school. Sounds like a moral choice to me. Personally, I wouldn't do it.

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Carla Swinehart
English teacher, 25
It's like dating people at work. If the relationship goes bad then maybe the student won't come back and I guess the school doesn't want that.

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Simon Creak
Student, 31
It seems pretty impossible to police. Blanket rules like that are a bit silly. I actually dated a student when I taught, but there's a natural tendency to be discreet.

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Amanda Reid
English teacher, 26
The rule isn't enforcable, so it's pretty silly. It does bring complications if you're in an eikaiwa where students can take your lessons.

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Thatcher Spero
English teacher, 25
When it's to the detriment of the school's business. I think as a professional it wouldn't be right to take advantage of a paying customer. Beyond that, it's not high school. People are adults and can choose for themselves.

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Yuka Uda
Student, 18
I think it's really professional not to get involved, but once you're in love, then you're in love.



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