Question:Hi there, I want to know something about the law. I’m an exotic dancer, but at the same time I’m studding to be a teacher. If for some reason I get arrested o a get a ticket for lewdness is going to be bad for my future career as a teacher.
Let me tell you, this is a job you can manage your own time and make good money. But I don’t want to do it forever.
Others have already said as much, but let me add my voice to those saying you will have a problem. I am a teacher and we indeed ARE held to higher standards of behavior.
I appreciate that you make good money as an exotic dancer, but most parents just won't want their children in a classroom setting with you. I know, I know, it doesn't seem fair and if they "really knew you" they'd feel differently. Maybe so, but it won't matter.
Your best bet would be to relocate to a different city after you've finished your degree, and hope that the background checks only look for arrests. Some districts hire ex-convicts (non-violent, etc) to work in positions where they have no contact with students, but never as teachers. It's a tough spot you're in. But I believe that if you DO relocate, you'll have the best chance of getting a teaching job.
Schools are going through background checks more than ever for potential new teachers. Obviously, any lewdness or charge involved with exotic dancing will not look good, but not as bad as drugs. Keep it on the down low.
I'm glad my kids are grown up!
I hate to say it but yes, people hold teachers(and nurses) to a much higher standard than the general public. Unless you plan on relocating after school, someone will always recognize you or some how know you were a dancer.
It may be hypocritical, but you won't get hired to teach if it comes to light that you were an exotic dancer, even if you don't get arrested. People get very concerned when it comes to this sort of thing. It doesn't matter how good you might be in the classroom.
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