Most ridiculous lawsuits: Ex-con sues school district that won’t hire him

There was a time, not that long ago, when teachers and other school personnel were expected to lead exemplary lives — not only because the physical and moral safety of the students on hand was of paramount concern, but also because all adults on campus were understood to be role models.

Any kind of impropriety was grounds for dismissal: public drunkenness, disorderly conduct, lascivious behavior, etc. Any applicant even suspected of such failings would be refused employment. The idea that the needs and desires of a scandal-tainted adult might take precedence over the security of impressionable young minds was unheard-of.

Such old-fashioned notions of decency are now considered so quaint in some quarters that anyone foolish enough to support them is reckoned retrogressive and subjected to relentless ridicule ...

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