Dallas teacher sacked for her Playboy modelling past (photos)
CRISTY Nicole Deweese, 21, is a Spanish teacher with the Dallas Independent School District. Before that she posed nude for Playboy. When he bosses learnt of her past they sacked her from teacher at Townview Magnet High School. Is that fair? No.
Liz Ashley, a glamour model, argued well:
Should we judge this woman for being in Playboy when countless celebrities have been in Playboy? I realize they aren’t teachers, however how are they not “role models” too? Children look up to the celebrities on television and movies now more than ever. The media plays a huge role in children’s development. We are a society allowing our children/teens to hear songs with lyrics like “I wanna take a ride on your disco stick” and yet we’re offended by artful beautiful nude images of a woman trying to pay her way through school?
TEA spokeswoman Debbie Ratcliffe agreed that Deweese’s modelling wasn’t “an illegal activity, but it raises the question about whether that action violated the Educators’ Code of Ethics”. Teachers “shall be of good moral character and be worthy to instruct or supervise the youth of this state.” What did she do wrong?