Speak Out: Should student teacher relationships be allowed at the college level

Carlos Alvarado Jr., Staff Writer

No, because I can see it affecting your life inside the classroom and outside the classroom. It could affect the student’s grade or just paying attention in class. It will effect your education.”

— Antonio Garcia

Should student teacher relationships be allowed at the college level?

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Joseph Duran, 36

“I don’t see the big deal, we’re all grown adults, I think as long as it doesn’t affect your personal life or your education there should be no problems.”

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Antonio Garcia, 18

“No, because I can see it affecting your life inside the classroom and outside the classroom. It could affect the student’s grade or just paying attention in class. It will effect your education.”

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Ashley Carrillo, 18

“I would say no unless you weren’t going go the same school as the teacher, I think it’s inappropriate if you’re at the same school and you’re having a relationship with a teacher.”

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Emiliano Miranda, 43

“No, student teacher relationships should not be ok.  There is a division. There’s a line that must not be crossed and for teachers to cross that line, there should be better judgment. Again for a student, they probably wouldn’t think it would be wrong or it would be bad but eventually you’ll find yourself in some sticky situations. Eventually a teacher will be in a place where they shouldn’t be, or a student will be asking for some kind of privileges or different favors that really shouldn’t be afforded to them. It’s something that wouldn’t present it self immediately but down the road you might ask what your actions were.”