ABC News Channel 5:
A sexually-explicit novel written by a North Canton Hoover High School English teacher is raising eyebrows throughout the district.
Superintendent Michael Hartenstein said Carol Ann Eastman, hired by the district in 2006, admitted to writing the fictional book, "Schooled." However, she used the pen name, "Deena Bright."
The story revolves around a teacher getting revenge on her cheating husband by having sexual encounters with former students. Several of the passages contain raunchy details.
Oh, I get it. The book has that "sex" stuff in it.
Well no wonder she got in trouble, after all teacher's are only supposed to teach, not be actual human beings that think about or indulge in basic human behaviors.
Besides maybe she was writing about actual real life people and experiences?
On the dedication page, Eastman wrote, "This work is a work of fiction, fabricated in the author's mind. Names, characters, places, and events are either products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual occurrences or people, living or dead, is purely coincidental."
Oh. Well it's still icky, right?
Or is it?
You know it just so happens that I have worked with a number of teachers, and guess what? I think some of them just MIGHT have been having sex. And, gasp, some of them were not even married!
Shocking I know!
And don't think I am simply imagining things. There were a couple of teachers that got pregnant, and though it has been years since I had a biology class, I think there just might be a correlation between sex and pregnancy. OMGD!
Okay all kidding aside, let's be real here. The teacher in this case was teaching high school, does ANYBODY think there is ANYTHING in her book more shocking than the things her students read, watch, and listen to on a daily basis? Highly doubtful!
Nor do I think that having a healthy libido and/or imagination is going to negatively affect her ability to do her job.
Like I said I have worked in public schools and teachers are just as prudish, or naughty, or sexually reserved as you would find in virtually any OTHER profession.
Simply put they are people, people engaged in a rather challenging occupation that requires them to be continually cautious about what they say, how they say it, and even who they say it to.
All day long they attempt to portray the best of themselves as an example to their students, while feeling all through that day as if they are never quite doing it well enough.
This teacher simply used her imagination, and her education, and put them to use in order to create a work of fiction that I bet in a world where 50 Shades of Gray enjoys bestseller status, will sell like hotcakes. Steamy, sticky, and oh so naughty hotcakes.
Especially now that she is getting such invaluable free publicity.
If you want to order your copy just click here. (After all, we've gotta support our public school teachers now don't we?)
P.S. Speaking of naughty school teachers. When I worked at my last job I had a female co-worker who used to LOVE to shock people with inappropriate comments, and sexual innuendo. She was probably the best teacher in the school, happily married, and never inappropriate in front of her children. But let's just say that her husband was a lucky man indeed.
Just goes to show that simply because somebody appears to be a button down professional, and always demonstrates professional decorum in public, it doesn't mean that they don't have a a little lasciviousness in their heart.