It does not matter who you are or what your profession is, everyone has a reputation. You could be a high- school student, a lawyer, a doctor, a pilot or even a stay at home parent. No matter who you are or what you do, your reputation is sacred. Your reputation is something that you build who the type of person you are, and how you want your professional and personal community to view you. Reputations can easily be ruined and tarnished in the blink of an eye, and we see this happen everyday in the news, because of some type of scandal that has happened. This is exactly what happened in Cheshire, England.
— Sami Sugarman (@SamiSugarman) November 6, 2014
We hear about a different “school- sex” story every other day in the news. How teachers and faculty members are being charged with sexual assault of their students. Even if these accusations are not always so true, once someone is accused, their reputation is slowly being ruined and influenced, by the school community and also when the local media gets involved. Schools are supposed to be there for their teachers and faculty when something like this happens, to protect them when falsely accused, but they are always going to take the student’s word first. As a future educator, I will always believe my student in order to ensure their safety and protection while in their classroom and school community. The facts of the matter are sorted out in a way that tries to be hidden, but the school should never hide the wrong doing of a teacher, if they know the person is guilty of a crime to save the school’s reputation.