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Bronx teacher admits: I'm an ex-hooker (Huffington Post blogger Melissa Petro)
NY Post ^ | 9/27/10 | KEVIN FASICK and YOAV GONEN

Posted on 09/27/2010 5:33:29 AM PDT by Libloather

Bronx teacher admits: I'm an ex-hooker
By KEVIN FASICK and YOAV GONEN
Last Updated: 6:48 AM, September 27, 2010

Meet Melissa Petro -- the teacher who gives a new twist to "sex ed."

The tattooed former hooker and stripper has been teaching art in a Bronx elementary school for three years, The Post has learned.

Calling herself a "for mer sex worker," the well-liked teacher has been shockingly up front about her past -- posting online accounts of her sexcapades in Mexico and Lon don.

But in her boldest move, the 30-year-old posted an essay this month claiming she also had been a prostitute.

"From October 2006 to January 2007, I accepted money in exchange for sexual services I provided to men I met online in what was then called the 'erotic services' section of Craigslist.org," wrote Petro on The Huffington Post, using her real name and picture.

The attached bio identifies Petro, who has an MFA in creative nonfiction from The New School, as a "former sex worker, researcher, writer, educator, and feminist."

It appears she managed to keep her shenanigans a secret from parents at PS 70 -- who were stunned by the revelation.

"I don't want nobody that used to do that to be around my kid," said Grace Ventura, whose son is in third grade. "People like that should not be allowed to be anywhere near children."

Yocelyn Quezada said perhaps Petro had managed to turn her life around, but she still fumed that a former money honey was teaching two of her three kids.

"She's not a good role model. I do not want my daughters to find out about this," Quezada said, "and I do not want my daughters to be around that kind of person."

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: academicbias; bronx; cultureofcorruption; hooker; huffingtonpost; naughtyteacherslist; petro; sexworker; teacher
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Thoughts From a Former Craigslist Sex Worker

"She's not a good role model. I do not want my daughters to find out about this,"

Who knows, maybe she can teach your daughters how to go forth and sin no more.

(NOT GUILTY, btw...)

1 posted on 09/27/2010 5:33:37 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

If she has reformed and is sincere she could be a very good
role model, and it’s good to have a teacher who has actually
held down a real job for once.


2 posted on 09/27/2010 5:36:38 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: Libloather

She would have been much smarter to keep her past life private

If she turned her life around then OK, but boasting about it is just looking for trouble

(or a payday from the lawyers -maybe she is NOT an ‘ex’ whore after all)


3 posted on 09/27/2010 5:38:17 AM PDT by Mr. K (GO! PALADINO FOR GOVERNOR OF NEW YORK!)
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To: Libloather
(NOT GUILTY, btw...)

Maybe for those not worried about diseases

4 posted on 09/27/2010 5:38:58 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Libloather
"I don't want nobody that used to do that to be around my kid," said Grace Ventura

Indeed. We should make sure that your child is exposed only to adults of the very highest quality.

5 posted on 09/27/2010 5:39:04 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Things will change after the revolution, but not before.)
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To: Libloather
...frankly, I don't mind if she teaches the 3rd grader ... however, I DON'T want her teaching my 16 year son in high school ...

(BTW; ditto ...not guilty)

6 posted on 09/27/2010 5:40:31 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: Libloather

Sex worker - What else can someone with an MFA in creative non-fiction do??

(Sorry to those of you holding an MFA, but it is one of the more useless degrees, only 1% of grads have a job in that field)


7 posted on 09/27/2010 5:41:58 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Libloather

$61,000 a year for an art teacher???

The Bronx is not nearly as expensive as Manhattan.


8 posted on 09/27/2010 5:42:56 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: from occupied ga

She is not guilty. I am not at all worried about diseases for the obvious reasons.


9 posted on 09/27/2010 5:43:38 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Libloather

....if they screened others, a hooker, would be mild considering what else is working as educators.....


10 posted on 09/27/2010 5:44:29 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Libloather

someone should check if the Pimps union has made a big donation to congress. Pimps are the real beneficiaries of the changes to Craigslist, which had allowed hookers and johns to cut out that middleman.


11 posted on 09/27/2010 5:45:15 AM PDT by babble-on
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To: KosmicKitty

“Creative nonfiction”? Would that be “lies”?


12 posted on 09/27/2010 5:46:24 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Christine O'Donnell, Sharron Angle, Luna Lovegood. Get it?)
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To: from occupied ga
Maybe for those not worried about diseases

And federal regulations will prohibit the school from knowing about her HIV status.

13 posted on 09/27/2010 5:47:20 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Libloather

Eh, I don’t know if I’d PAY for it, she’s not a monster though.


14 posted on 09/27/2010 5:47:41 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Libloather
has an MFA in creative nonfiction

Excellent qualifications for HuffPo or anywhere else in MSM. But she needs the doctorate to replace Gibbs.

15 posted on 09/27/2010 5:50:17 AM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Tear down that BARACK-ade!)
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To: from occupied ga

Only a teeny bit Guilty.


16 posted on 09/27/2010 5:51:57 AM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Libloather

and those are 4th graders.

blech


17 posted on 09/27/2010 5:55:31 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Libloather
"From October 2006 to January 2007, I accepted money in exchange for sexual services I provided to men I met online in what was then called the 'erotic services' section of Craigslist.org," wrote Petro on The Huffington Post, using her real name and picture.

Interesting on many levels.

18 posted on 09/27/2010 5:55:36 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Libloather
"From October 2006 to January 2007, I accepted money in exchange for sexual services I provided to men I met online in what was then called the 'erotic services' section of Craigslist.org," wrote Petro on The Huffington Post, using her real name and picture.

While I'm all for "second chances," and have known a number of former drug users and prostitutes that have turned their lives around, the above shows some very poor judgment. The only reason I can see for writing and posting something like that would be if she was being blackmailed, or someone was threatening to go public with the information against her, in order to diffuse the situation, somewhat.

"I don't want nobody that used to do that to be around my kid," said Grace Ventura, whose son is in third grade. "People like that should not be allowed to be anywhere near children."

I have mixed feelings about this statement, but a parent has the right to decide who should and shouldn't be allowed around his or her children. Again, as I mentioned above, she appears to have pretty poor judgment, and from that, more than her past, I'd be hesitant to entrust my children with her.

Mark

19 posted on 09/27/2010 5:57:33 AM PDT by MarkL (Do I really look like a guy with a plan?)
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To: Libloather

She has been reassigned.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/27/nyregion/27teacher.html


20 posted on 09/27/2010 5:57:59 AM PDT by outpostinmass2
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To: Libloather

21 posted on 09/27/2010 6:11:37 AM PDT by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: Libloather

OTOH, the attendance of dads at back to school nights has risen 78%


22 posted on 09/27/2010 6:11:39 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: Libloather

Guilty and get her out of teaching.


23 posted on 09/27/2010 6:15:51 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: babble-on
Craigslist made their changes without the “benefits” of congressional action.
24 posted on 09/27/2010 6:16:07 AM PDT by Durus (The distance between us has grown, and I struggle to quantify it. Windage adjustments are done.)
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To: Libloather

If the woman was truly a changed individual, I wouldn’t have a problem with this. But since she seems to be bragging about her “sexcapades” in the public forum, I certainly wouldn’t want any kid of mine anywhere near her. She’s as much a deviant as she ever was.


25 posted on 09/27/2010 6:26:01 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: PGalt

not much different than any politician


26 posted on 09/27/2010 6:28:35 AM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialst States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: KosmicKitty

“...creative nonfiction”???


27 posted on 09/27/2010 6:30:30 AM PDT by I-ambush (I didn't think, I never dreamed, that I would be around to see it all come true-McCartney and Wings)
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To: ncfool

Just more honorable than a politician.


28 posted on 09/27/2010 6:32:36 AM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers - AL West Champions)
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To: MEGoody

well said


29 posted on 09/27/2010 6:33:20 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: Libloather

30 posted on 09/27/2010 6:37:39 AM PDT by Mannaggia l'America
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To: MEGoody
She’s as much a deviant as she ever was.

Probably. Didn't they ban those types of folks in New York back in the 80's?

31 posted on 09/27/2010 6:40:31 AM PDT by Libloather (Teapublican, PROUD birther, mobster, pro-lifer, anti-warmer, enemy of the state, extremist....)
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To: Libloather
Who knows, maybe she can teach your daughters how to go forth and sin no more.

Since she sounds pround and not remorseful about it, I doubt that will happen. Maybe the whole article shows that she rejects what she used to do. It sounds, though, like she glorifies it.

32 posted on 09/27/2010 6:41:07 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and proud of it. Those who truly support our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Mannaggia l'America

LOL spot on


33 posted on 09/27/2010 6:41:40 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Libloather
"Got it bad, got it bad, got it bad...

I'm hot for teacher."

34 posted on 09/27/2010 6:42:14 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

“I don’t want nobody that used to do that to be around my kid,” said Grace Ventura


I would prefer parents that actually paid attention in grammar class.


35 posted on 09/27/2010 6:43:34 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: LRoggy

At least Grace is on the right side of the issue.


36 posted on 09/27/2010 6:45:43 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: ncfool
not much different than any politician

Except that we are the ones always getting screwed by these POS elitist/totalitarians AND...THEY take OUR money.

37 posted on 09/27/2010 6:46:37 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Owl_Eagle
Eh, I don’t know if I’d PAY for it

Remember you're not paying for it , you're paying for her to go away afterwards

38 posted on 09/27/2010 6:46:40 AM PDT by grjr21 (I believe the government should be under more scrutiny than Lindsay Lohan’s urine)
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To: Mannaggia l'America

Forgot about Velvet Jones!


39 posted on 09/27/2010 6:48:10 AM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: Libloather

A unionized teacher is a hooker!


40 posted on 09/27/2010 6:59:00 AM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: Libloather

An internecine struggle within the Democrat party. Post-modern moral relativists vs. working-class and lower middle-class Latinos . . . the latter hold a bunch of out-dated bourgeois notions. I wonder how they’ll be punished.


41 posted on 09/27/2010 7:09:30 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: Libloather

Left to right: Melissa Petro, ...

42 posted on 09/27/2010 7:17:16 AM PDT by frithguild (Joe Wilson was wrong when he shouted "You lie!" Obama doesn't just lie - he lies all the time.)
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To: Libloather

Not Guilty, just a little naughty perhaps!


43 posted on 09/27/2010 7:29:55 AM PDT by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: Lurking in Kansas

“...frankly, I don’t mind if she teaches the 3rd grader ... however, I DON’T want her teaching my 16 year son in high school ... “

Probably your 16yo son would not mind. They re very understanding and forgiving at that age ;)


44 posted on 09/27/2010 8:07:08 AM PDT by mainsail that
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To: mainsail that
Probably your 16yo son would not mind.

Exactly why I would be afraid.

45 posted on 09/27/2010 8:32:07 AM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: LRoggy
Why didn't you jump on me for my opinion in the public forum, why the freep mail?
46 posted on 09/27/2010 8:35:36 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Ditter

Becuase I felt it was better to respond privately, which is how you should have responded too, instead of this way. I tried to show decorum, sorry if that is a problem for you.


47 posted on 09/27/2010 8:41:11 AM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: LRoggy

If this teacher had showed decorum and kept her sex life private, I might have had a little understand of her but she didn’t. She let it all hang out, so to speak. She bragged about it, how long before the kids found out an admired teacher was a whore and proud of it? My daughter took up smoking because of an admired teacher, glad her teacher wasn’t a show off whore.


48 posted on 09/27/2010 8:50:49 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Tax-chick
“Creative nonfiction”? Would that be “lies”?

Yeah, I was wondering about that one, too! But then I arrived at another synonym: Journalism.

49 posted on 09/27/2010 9:02:37 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Zombie Hunters: We make dead things deader.)
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To: Tax-chick
“Creative nonfiction”? Would that be “lies”?

Yeah, I was wondering about that one, too! But then I arrived at another synonym: Journalism.

50 posted on 09/27/2010 9:02:45 AM PDT by ExSoldier (Zombie Hunters: We make dead things deader.)
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