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“It’s Her Fault”: An Illinois School Board Fires a Guidance Counselor For Self-Publishing a Sexually Explicit Advice Book on Adult Relations


by Richard Fossey, Suzanne Eckes & Todd A. DeMitchell — September 18, 2014

An Illinois school board fired a tenured guidance counselor because he self-published a sexually explicit advice book on adult relationships. The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the school board's decision on the grounds that the board reasonably believed that the book could undermine the integrity of the school counseling program.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: September 18, 2014
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 17687, Date Accessed: 3/27/2017 10:39:37 AM

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  • Richard Fossey
    University of Louisiana
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    RICHARD FOSSEY is the Paul Burdine Endowed Professor of Education at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana.
  • Suzanne Eckes
    Indiana University
    SUZANNE ECKES is an Associate Professor at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.
  • Todd DeMitchell
    University of New Hampshire
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    TODD A. DEMITCHELL is a Professor in the Department of Education and the Justice Studies Program at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire.
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