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11:34 AM on 10/09/2012
There is a difference between being a porn actress and a model. Seriously? If Heidi Klum got a teacher's certificate, she should be turned down? The article also states she let the district know her background from the get-go.
01:20 PM on 10/09/2012
I am guessing the boys in the school don"t care. All they see is her half naked body. I bet she is a popular counselor. Lol! Can't control little boys dirty minds.
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CunningStunts
02:10 PM on 10/09/2012
And they have all probably known about her past the whole time, too.
11:23 AM on 10/09/2012
Lawsuit time...
11:15 AM on 10/09/2012
"The inappropriate photos were accessible to impressionable adolescents," a chancellor's committee ruled, according to the Post. "That behavior has a potentially adverse influence on her ability to counsel students and be regarded as a role model."

What baloney! Give her a chance to explain herself and face the truth head on with a student or parent. What she has done for the school and hundreds of students in her current career certainly should give some weight to continuing. Sounds more like a witch hunt.
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11:13 AM on 10/09/2012
Something done 17 years ago and nothing illegal with what she did and then to fire her over it is crazy. This country is getting worse daily when it comes to sexuality and nudism.
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rothteachbt
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04:30 PM on 10/09/2012
As a high school teacher, she would mostly be teaching students who are younger than 17. This means those are pictures taken before her students were born. I'm not saying that means anything conclusive, but it is something to think about when putting things in proportion.
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mavricktopgun
11:12 AM on 10/09/2012
Compared to what the DOE allows students to get away with these day in NYC, they should be lucky anyone even takes these teaching positions. Funny how we always come to find out the people who administer thes directives seem to have much more checkered pasts that the people they are overseeing. I wonder what we would find if we dug into the DOE head's backgrounds?
11:09 AM on 10/09/2012
No; it's about tenure.
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brokenleoheart
11:09 AM on 10/09/2012
that's just terrible. if the kids end up taunting this counselor then they need to be educated. instead of firing her and justifying their behavior
05:00 PM on 10/09/2012
Bingo! If they can't handle it and aren't mature enough, then they need to teach and educate students. Because they will need to learn about sexual harassment and sooner would be better than later.
11:02 AM on 10/09/2012
Take a look at the beach- is it any worse than these pictures? (are they going to start firing teachers for wearing bikinis or swimmers shorts??) Honestly, the whole thing is ridiculous and should be a slam dunk for her lawyers. Kudos to Tiffani for standing up for herself.
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Ron Hinchley
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10:51 AM on 10/09/2012
I think smoking cigarettes would be a lot worse than say, women and girls wearing undergarments. She was modeling clothes right? Not modeling skin. I hope the union sticks up for her.
05:01 PM on 10/09/2012
That was what I was thinking. Where is the teacher's union when they are needed. And then I read she wasn't a teacher. She might belong to another union, though.
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To Know Me Is To Love Me
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10:51 AM on 10/09/2012
Obviously, as a teacher she must have something other than modeling that pissed off the school administration, like being a Conservative!
10:47 AM on 10/09/2012
They went too far in firing this lady over some pics taken 17 yrs back. I think there has be to be more to this story than what's being reported. If not, this lady's lawsuit should be a slam dunk for her attorneys.
10:47 AM on 10/09/2012
"just before earning tenure "

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AHA. This is why she was fired. They did not want to spend more money on her, and can bring in a first year student right out of college at a cheaper rate of pay.
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Ron Hinchley
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10:44 AM on 10/09/2012
So being a model is bad and she's modeling clothes? Sending people into Russia with free cigarettes as Romney did at Bain must be horrific to their moral sensibilities.
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10:44 AM on 10/09/2012
If what she's saying is true, then I hope she wins her lawsuit, I've seen worse on facebook. I also would like to know the background of the people who fired her, I bet people would be surprised to find the hidden skeltons in their closets. Judging by the story, I feel the real reason she was fired, was just because they could hire someone cheaper, these days it's mostly about the money, not the quality.
10:49 AM on 10/09/2012
"because they could hire someone cheaper"

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My guess that is true 99.9999% of the time, but they have to figure out how to shove out the more expensive people first.
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10:39 AM on 10/09/2012
Really? The committe needs to be brought up on morals charges, Let who is without sin cast the first stone! WE ALL have done the goofy before. Nut shoudld we be held accountable forever? Even if she had been a pron star - is she that now? NO! Maybe that was all she knew andhas since then found a better way. Anyone that goes to school and develops themselves, if they find a better paying job that is morally correct, then who are we to judge. Yes say fight. Since when did modeing lingerie become immoral. I don't see anyone tryign to shut down Viki. And if tis teacher can bring postive things out of her past then why not. It's a lot of parents failing to teach their kids morals and values because they out there like residue. We need some postive role models and if they can speak from their past mistakes and show their turn around, they may save lives and who are we to judge!