In a few minutes, my class is going to be in my room and I suspect that some of them are going to be relishing the thought of putting me on the hot seat by bringing up Spitzer.
I rarely shy away from issues in the news that they want to discuss. But I don't quite know how to handle this one without catching hell from parents.
I guess feigning sickness and going home would be lame.
Damn you Eliot Spitzer!
It came up in class. This is what I wrote to the parents at the end of the day.
I just wanted to mention that the Spitzer saga did come up a bit today in class. We talked a little about how he was going to have to resign, that he was caught breaking the law, and that people were upset with him for the hypocrisy of the whole thing.
Most of the children knew why he was in trouble or had a general idea why. A few did not. I simply stated that he was caught dating other women that weren't his wife and that he paid the women to date him. I explained that the money part was the illegal aspect.
One child asked if that meant there was "kissy kissy" stuff going on and I replied yes. Another child wanted to know if he was in trouble for cheating on his wife. I responded that the main thing he was in trouble for was the breaking the law part and not the cheating aspect because that isn't illegal.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you know about this because I did tell the children that I didn't want to get too much into the details and that they should come to you with questions if they had any.
I didn't mention that a student earlier in the day, during a discussion spurred by another student's Current Events presentation about crocodiles that mentioned poaching, made a disgusting comparison. He said something like, "Poaching is like Saw because poachers take the skins from crocodiles and in Saw, he takes the skin from people." Um, great. Thanks for sharing.
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