Handmaiden07, on Apr 21 2005, 08:12 PM, said:
Even if the case of parents were in anyway similar to the case of teachers, you answered the question already here:
I think they have lots of similarities but I'll just point out chief adult authority figure and leave it at that. And I also think that teachers spend a lot of time with students, in many cases, more time than the parents.
School isn't the only place for the genders to mix.
Yes but kids spend a lot of time in school and the purpose of school is to educate kids, not teach them to exist in states of segregation that do not reflect the real world.
This isn't a global issue - its an issue of separating teachers from children at critical ages for both.
On what basis? The basis that a teacher of the opposite sex is automatically an unhealthy influence? That would bring me back to my original question. And I won't even go into issues regarding adults abusing kids of the same sex.
Segregation will not solve anything. To me it's tantamount to sweeping the problem under the rug.
IMO of course.