Saturday, August 9, 2008

S.F. assistant principal held in brothel case

According to The San Francisco Chronicle, "A Galileo High School assistant principal was arrested late Thursday for his alleged role in the operation of at least two San Jose brothels, police said. Gerald Courtney, 57, who has worked at the school district since 1988, was booked on charges of felony pimping and pandering. Police said no minors or other school officials were involved in the prostitution case."

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24 comments:

  1. This is exactly why we went private!

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  2. Brings a whole new meaning to the idea of school fundraising, don't it?

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  3. While this is shocking and disgusting on every level, it could happen anywhere....We know that Catholic schools have had their share of abuse and corruption. It is not a public/private issue.

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  4. Nice, real nice. The comments on SF Gate are also worth a read.

    But 9:25, what makes you think Private school administrations and faculty don't have their share of seediness and scandal?

    My small private high school back east asked the head of the history department to leave because he was hitting on his students. The art and drama teacher was repeatedly inebriated at school and was having an affair with a 10th grader. They weren't running brothels, but they weren't exactly saints either. Much of this behavior was going on for YEARS before anyone complained. The administration mostly looked the other way.

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  5. I found out at my high school reunion that two of my acquaintances had romantic relationships with the baseball coach, who was twice their age.

    And this was at a very tony, 100-year old private school.

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  6. Child abuse is much more prevalent in private schools, everybody knows that.

    I know this high school story is sleazy, but there's been no reports of it involving minors.

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  7. Public school is bad. Losers.

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  8. Well, at least if my kid is going to get molested in private school, he'll still get a good education.

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  9. ah, the trolls are up early! Mornin', folks!

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  10. Also, if your kid is molested in private school, he'll be with other white kids, so there's that.

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  11. I appreciate the funny comments, but let's try to keep some semblance of appropriateness here.

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  12. I don't think anyone has accused this guy of molesting school kids, but still, one has to wonder whether he will be allowed back into the schools. It sounds like his buddy Mark Sanchez wants to keep him on. Maybe he will end up at a desk job at district headquarters - you know, like working the front desk at the EPC.

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  13. Well, SFUSD needs imaginative people with creative fundraising ideas!

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  14. Maybe D9 residents should take a hard look at who Mark Sanchez' friends are and make sure this guy doesn't make it to the Board of Supervisors (because -- at long last we are ridding the BOE of him.)

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  15. Any D9 resident who votes for Sanchez for anything is out of their mind. This guy is the reason why "diversity" is the most important goal in student assignment, and parental preference be damned.

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  16. Diverity first, political correctness second, academics last.

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  17. Yes, his comment that "parents are not really for diversity for whatever reason" was rather offensive. I hope he was taken out of context.

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  18. I doubt that Sanchez was being misquoted, or that his remarks were taken out of context. he said something similar a couple of months ago, at the time of the civil grand jury report on student assignment.

    "Mark Sanchez, president of the school board, agrees that the system isn't working. He said families have shown they value schools' reputations, the neighborhoods they're in, and what programs they offer above diversity.

    "He said the board will have a series of discussions this fall that will probably lead to a major change - such as adding race into the equation or working intensively to improve low-performing, less popular schools to draw more families to them.

    "I'm saying this out of sheer disappointment," Sanchez said. "I would have rather that people would have wanted diversity in the schools, but they don't. I'm willing to go another avenue to try to get there."

    http://tinyurl.com/5mm5tj

    I think this man has madse it pretty clear that parents MUST prioritize diversity above all else, and that if they won't do it willingly, he will do whatever it takes to prioritize it for them.

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  19. One of my classmates at a selective private liberal arts college had an affair with an English professor. They are now married and both on the English Dept faculty. (He's currently the chair.) This stuff happens all the time at private and public institutions.

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  20. What "stuff" happens all the time - assistant Principals running brothels?

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  21. 7:27 by "stuff" I meant sexual shenanigans by those in authority in a school setting (or elsewhere). I agree that an assistant principal running a brothel is, thankfully, quite uncommon.

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  22. Um, a consenting relationship between two adults isn't against the law. We are talking about a man who works with minor children. Why on earth would you see a comparison?

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  23. Oh my god. Sanchez is a moron.

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  24. "Oh my god. Sanchez is a moron."
    Well then he will fit right in on the Board of Stupidvisors.

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