No one can deny that teaching is a difficult job with little in the way of tangible rewards. Some educators rise beautifully to the challenge and enrich their students' lives, while others attempt to enrich their students' lives and fail spectacularly. For every Edward James Olmos in Stand and Deliver, there is an Ernie Hudson in The Substitute. Here are sterling examples of that second type.
4 Middle School Coach Insists on Taking His Students to Hooters
An Oregon football coach decided to take his team out for a celebratory end-of-season dinner at everyone's favorite PG-13 gentlemen's club, Hooters. This sounds like standard practice for a group of AXE-misted young men and an aged, married chaperone caught in the violent throes of a midlife crisis, until we specify that he was a coach for a middle school football team, and his players were all 12 years old. Complaints from several parents of the players, as well as a warning from the school district's athletic director, could not dissuade the coach -- those goddamn kids were going to goddamn Hooters whether they liked it or not.
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In his defense, it was half price wings night.