Thursday, October 6, 2011

To borrow a post title from Shea...

Reason to homeschool # 20,398,524,049,830,394,503:

The Sexteens and the Fake Goddess is a lurid tale of striptease. It's co-author is teacher Jacques Tremblay, who was one of the most important education officials in Ontario. [...] Ontario College of Teachers discipline chair Jacques Tremblay submitted his resignation Wednesday afternoon following a Toronto Star story detailing how he wrote a soft-porn book for teens that featured inappropriate sexual conduct between teachers, students and a senior administrator.

h/t Deborah Gyapong

And this is just too rich: here's the letter from Tremblay esplainin' why he wrote the smutty book:

Dear Mr. Donovan,
I understand that you’ve been trying to reach me and that you’ve expressed interest in my work outside the College, notably as an author. Over the years, I have co-authored 21 books on a variety of topics, including economics, organic wine and children’s books.
The book to which you are referring was written to start a dialogue between parents and their teenagers. It is meant to empower teenagers, to encourage them to be strong and resist or avoid peer pressure.
It has been endorsed by parents and educators.
The work is entirely separate from my work at the College and my aim to serve the public interest.
You can learn more about my role on Council from the College’s website.
Jacques Tremblay

Mrs. Beazly adds...
The work is entirely separate from my work at the College and my aim to serve the public interest.
 So if guys like this are in charge of discipline, it has absolutely nothing to do with guys like this getting a slap on the wrist?


  1. Yes, nothing says "avoiding peer pressure" like having sex with your fellow teenagers.

    This story is quite nauseating in its multi-level creepiness.

  2. I have to take it with a grain of salt any time a left-lib wingnut wants to "start a dialogue" between anyone. Here is the first ever such "dialogue":

    Player 1: Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

    Player 2: We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden, but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.

    Player 1: Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

    Player 2: Right on!

    And so forth.