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Florida teachers in the news: Why are so many female teachers sleeping with their students?

Once again Florida teachers aren't looking so good to the rest of the nation. A story on teacher sex cases in Florida is currently the most popular story on Time.com with a catchy headline, A Florida epidemic: Female teachers sleeping with their students.

It begins: "If you're the parent of a teen-aged boy in Florida, you probably muttered "not again" while reading your morning newspaper this week. There on the front page was yet another case of an adult female teacher being arrested for admitting to having had sex with an underage male student. This time the alleged perp was Maria Guzman Hernandez, a 32-year-old instructor at the private Our Lady of Charity school in Hialeah; her victim was 15."

Why such a high number teacher sex cases in Florida? Read the full story here, then share your thoughts.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:24am]

    

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