Some of the smartest people I know are scholars, and want to be schoolteachers because they like scholarship. But they don’t realize that teaching in school will make them hate the one thing they love so much.
The kids hate compulsory schooling, and view teachers as their hapless and pathetic jailers. I’d rather be a real prison guard than a schoolteacher. “OK, Aryan Brotherhood and Gangster Disciples, you have to take turns with the weight bench, or we’re going to zap you with our million volt cattle prods and put you in solitary for 6 months.”
Teachers? They sort of have authority, but not really. They are in a gray area. It sucks to be in a gray area. I’d rather be a laborer taking orders with a clear hierarchy than a schoolteacher.
A schoolteacher in Glens Falls, New York, was set up by his students and made out to be some kind of sexual assaulter on a sweet innocent 17 year old virginal angel.
GLENS FALLS — A Glens Falls High School teacher who was accused of inappropriate contact with a student was acquitted of a harassment charge Friday after a trial before a Glens Falls judge.
Judge Richard Tarantino found insufficient evidence that social studies teacher Kennon L. Engelmann smacked the 17-year-old girl’s buttocks with a school paper and said “dance for me” in a high school classroom last Dec. 12.
Engelmann had been charged with second-degree harassment, a non-criminal violation and has been out of the classroom since he was charged last January. He has been with the district nearly 14 years.
Tarantino’s decision came after the girl who was allegedly touched refused to take part in the trial, but two teens who claimed to have witnessed it did testify, said Engelmann’s lawyer, Kevin Luibrand.
“He didn’t do anything,” Luibrand said. “He never should have been charged.”
Luibrand said he believed the district “manipulated” the students to target Engelmann. The purported witnesses’ accounts of the alleged incident were different, he said.
“The district tried to use the embarrassment to Mr. Engelmann to force him out,” Luibrand said. “This cost him a lot of money, he’s been ostracized in certain circles, and this never happened as it was described.”
Warren County District Attorney Kate Hogan said her office was hindered by the girl’s decision not to cooperate in the case. She was subpoenaed but refused to comply with the subpoena.
“The victim would not testify,” she said.
Warren County Assistant District Attorney Matt Burin, who prosecuted the case, said two students testified they witnessed the teacher hit the girl’s posterior with a paper school “agenda.”
But Tarantino found there was insufficient proof that Engelmann intended to “harass, annoy or alarm” the teen, which was required to prove harassment, Burin said.
Englemann had been suspended since he was charged in early January but it was unclear whether he was paid during that time period. Luibrand said he expects to return to work Tuesday, and is contemplating civil litigation over the case.
Glens Falls School Superintendent Paul Jenkins said the district had disciplinary proceedings that were separate from the court case. He said he could not comment on what occurred.
He said Engelmann was “still employed by the district” but would not be working in a classroom when classes begin next week.
“His assignment is outside the classroom,” Jenkins said.
He said he could not elaborate.
Jenkins said Luibrand’s accusation that the teens were “manipulated” was not true.
“The students came forward of their own volition,” he said.
You don’t want to teach these kids. You want to be their employer and their landlord, and perhaps their customer when you need to get a coffee at the local independent coffee shop. That’s exactly what the little angels deserve, and nothing less.
American society is a pathetic, immoral Idiocracy. The only way to look upon it’s people is down. The right thing to do is become financially dominant, to own things and run things and tell people what to do.
Watch the movie “Karakter” if you haven’t seen it yet, linked below. And see the movie, “Secretary” which is the female version. h/t Hipster Racist on Secretary. That’s not on youtube as far as I know, you’ll have to get it from Netflix:
Full movie Karakter:
Trailer for Secretary. Get this movie! It’s beautiful in its own way. I suggest to watch it at least twice to really get it: