Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Sex Worker Turned Teacher Faces Disciplinary Charge

I wonder how long the union will grieve this case???  Selfishly speaking (as long as she's no longer with kids), I hope a LOOOOOONG time, as cases like this are a PR disaster for them…

A Bronx elementary teacher who was removed from her classroom after writing about her past life as a sex worker has been charged administratively with conduct unbecoming a teacher, according to the city's Department of Education.

Melissa Petro, 30, was reassigned to non-teaching duties in late September amid newspaper reports that she had published online articles about her past as a stripper and prostitute. Her output included a piece published on Sept. 7 by the Huffington Post titled "Thoughts From a Former Craigslist Sex Worker":

People — not just prostitutes — have sex for many reasons. Sometimes, for some of us, one reason is money. 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

Petro also wrote that she found "the lifestyle physically demanding, emotionally taxing and spiritually bankrupting, and so I made a decision to desist some months after I'd gotten started."



Sex Worker Turned Teacher Faces Disciplinary Charge

By Sean Gardiner and Barbara Martinez

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