Ex­posed teacher

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Save­naca Vakali­waliwa, Canada

With all due re­spect, I be­lieve the Min­is­ter of Ed­u­ca­tion, Her­itage and Arts has gone over­board if he wants to in­volve his min­istry in the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of a teacher who is said to have posted semi nude pic­tures of her­self on so­cial me­dia. (FS 3/5) I thought that what an em­ployee does out­side of his/her work­ing hours are their busi­ness, un­less of course, if they have signed an agree­ment, that no un­ac­cept­able be­hav­ior is ex­pected from them, dur­ing and out­side of work­ing hours. What if some­one else had posted the pic­ture, or it is some­one who looks like her or just a plain fake job?

Will the pic­ture af­fect the stu­dents in their school work or her in her teach­ing pro­fes­sion? Read­ers may ques­tion why I am con­cerned about this case as it was brought up by par­ents and teach­ers.

If the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion dis­ci­plines her for post­ing semi nude pic­tures of her­self on so­cial me­dia, then Big Brother is alive and we are in dan­ger of los­ing our con­sti­tu­tional rights and free­dom.

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