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Teacher seeks dating advice from 4th-graders
WND.com ^ | June 1, 2014 | Joe Kovacs

Posted on 06/02/2014 8:47:17 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

School time for 4th-graders is usually packed with question-and-answer sessions, but a teacher in New York City has been fired for taking her questions a little too far.

Cassendre Fiering, a 45-year-old substitute instructor at Public School 189 in Bronx, New York, was canned by the Department of Education in December for actually seeking dating advice from her young students.

Investigators say the woman, who is also a part-time actress, asked her 9-year-old pupils to help her choose between two men she was dating.

She reportedly had the students engage in role-play conversations with her about how she should talk to the gents, both of whom are in their thirties.

There were only five students in the class, and they recommended Fiering to break up with the younger of the two boyfriends because he had not returned her phone calls.

DNAinfo New York obtained a report by investigators for the office of the Special Commissioner of Investigation for New York City Schools. They started the probe when students told school officials they counseled Fiering about her love life.

The report said Fiering acted out scenarios in which the kids were her and she was the boyfriends. She complained the younger suitor, a Rhode Island mechanic, didn’t return her phone messages.

The teacher is said to have called the students her “munchkins,” and they asked her to toilet paper the mechanic’s home.

According to DNAinfo, the report says Fiering hugged one student, tapped another on his shoulder and touched the thighs of two other students.

Fiering denied inappropriately touching any student, but she couldn’t remember if she had hugged one of them.

She admitted to speaking to the youngsters about her relationships, but indicated the talk was harmless and done in fun.

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TOPICS: Education; Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cassendrefiering; inappropriate; looking4mrgoodbar; naughtyteacherslist; newyork; nyc; sexpositiveagenda

1 posted on 06/02/2014 8:47:17 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: al baby; Albion Wilde; Allegra; BufordP; EveningStar; Gefn; GunsareOK; JRios1968; Lazamataz; ...

Are you smarter than a 4th-grader?

DANG!


2 posted on 06/02/2014 8:48:03 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If she had talked to them about oral sex, that would have been just fine.


3 posted on 06/02/2014 8:49:38 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Great technique for a Sub to be able to engage the class. If you have ever been a sub, you’d be sympathetic.


4 posted on 06/02/2014 8:49:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Mainstreaming psychopaths has not turn out well, has it?


5 posted on 06/02/2014 8:49:57 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party (or else it's more of the same))
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To: GeronL

Ping.


6 posted on 06/02/2014 8:59:19 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She”s FOURTY FIVE and talking to 9 year old’s about her dating life??

Two words. Home school.


7 posted on 06/02/2014 9:00:29 PM PDT by Reddy (bo stinks)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

*facepalm*


8 posted on 06/02/2014 9:01:19 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Army Air Corps

What the heck is wrong with people with these days??


9 posted on 06/02/2014 9:01:49 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Paladin2
I've been a substitute teacher. Five years; all of them long-term, full school year assignments. And a couple more years per diem.

I am not sympathetic. Why would you think I or any other substitute would be?

10 posted on 06/02/2014 9:02:23 PM PDT by Paulie (Buy local, bank local, exert your influence locally; the left will fold like a cheap suit.)
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To: GeronL

No internal filter telling them to refrain from doing something stupid.


11 posted on 06/02/2014 9:03:13 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Paladin2

I thought it took years to fire perv teachers in NYC, I guess part time substitutes don’t get such protections?


12 posted on 06/02/2014 9:04:00 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The nitwit in question.

13 posted on 06/02/2014 9:05:16 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I don’t see what has been described as an issue. It’s not bad to role play making healthy decisions on relationships, and I am sure I’ve seen teachers give a quick hug to elementary school kids before.


14 posted on 06/02/2014 9:05:47 PM PDT by ConservativeMind ("Humane" = "Don't pen up pets or eat meat, but allow infanticide, abortion, and euthanasia.")
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To: Paulie

I wuz a short term (one day at a time) sub a few times b4 I got a job using my major (STEM). I also had a few subs as a student. All were a wild thyme.


15 posted on 06/02/2014 9:07:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

She is only busted for not indoctrinating the kids.


16 posted on 06/02/2014 9:08:59 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: ConservativeMind

No, it’s not bad to role play making healthy decisions on relationships. But you should talk to other adults about such things, not 4th graders.


17 posted on 06/02/2014 9:09:38 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (et)
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To: ConservativeMind

You don’t seem to understand the possible ramifications of this. It is an issue.

Not to mention wasting taxpayer money and the student’s time.


18 posted on 06/02/2014 9:23:36 PM PDT by Paulie (Buy local, bank local, exert your influence locally; the left will fold like a cheap suit.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks; GeronL

” the report says Fiering hugged one student, tapped another on his shoulder and touched the thighs of two other students. “

tapping a student on the shoulder is bad? Maybe touching the thigh but then again what is the context? Say did she touch the other thigh of a student who’s leg was blocking the isle and say “please move your leg”. Don’t know what to say about hugging but I figure with the schools so messed up these days best safe not to.


19 posted on 06/02/2014 9:26:35 PM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Silly, silly, silly. T.P. the mechanic’s home... about how little kids think.


20 posted on 06/02/2014 9:43:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Reddy

I don’t think there is any harm in doing this, if it is in fun and no real information is exchanged.


21 posted on 06/02/2014 9:59:54 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Ray76
I suspect that getting 9 year olds to talk about dating was better life education than prescribed politically correct drivel. Not exactly orthodox but hardly a waste of time for kids to begin to think about this. Maybe they learned a bit about picking a winner instead of a loser.
22 posted on 06/02/2014 10:14:20 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

An adult should not be discussing their personal life with children.


23 posted on 06/02/2014 10:19:06 PM PDT by Ray76 (True change requires true change - A Second Party (or else it's more of the same))
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To: Morgana

Outer thigh << Inner thigh (up high)


24 posted on 06/02/2014 10:24:43 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Gee, when I was in 4th grade I thought boys still had cooties.


25 posted on 06/02/2014 10:27:09 PM PDT by Gefn (More cowbell)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I get the feeling had it been a man talking about his escapades with teenage boys at the local fetish bar, everything would be fine.


26 posted on 06/02/2014 10:31:05 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: GeronL

Subs filling in for tenured teachers who spend their days [full salary & bennies]in the *rubber room*.


27 posted on 06/02/2014 11:39:45 PM PDT by Daffynition (I stand with the Bundy Family!)
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To: Daffynition

bump


28 posted on 06/02/2014 11:40:48 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: SeaHawkFan

If she had been asking about choosing between two women lovers she would have been promoted.


29 posted on 06/03/2014 12:23:40 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Actually, the 4th graders probably will make better choices than her. She is an actress after all.


30 posted on 06/03/2014 1:53:25 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

And the ranks of perverted educators increase....


31 posted on 06/03/2014 3:31:25 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Paladin2; Paulie

While role-playing is certainly a great way to engage students, I cannot imagine being sympathetic to a substitute — or to anyone dealing with children — who chose such a subject for role-playing. I am guessing this perv was starting out at grooming these youngsters for more advanced perversion. May she burn in hell.


32 posted on 06/03/2014 3:37:16 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Army Air Corps; Lazamataz

WWLD?


33 posted on 06/03/2014 5:17:02 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Daffynition

I substituted for a couple of years. I spent all my time trying to think of fun ways for the kids to learn - to fill in the time for after the teacher’s lesson plan was done. It was a lot of free time since the lesson plans were so short.


34 posted on 06/03/2014 8:52:25 AM PDT by sheana
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