Am I surprised that James Hooker the Modesto City School business and computer teacher made $110,537 in 2009? Am I surprised that this same teacher aged 41 just left his wife and children to “follow his heart” and have a sexual relationship with one of his 18-year-old students? Am I surprised that one of Hooker’s children is a junior at that very same school and is almost the same age as the girl Hooker is leaving his wife for? No. You can read the details of this terrible story at the link below.
The teachers unions and other education apologists are attempting to proclaim that this relationship between teacher and student is unusual, and that such things are not wide-spread in public education. Well, those apologists must have already forgotten the story about the teacher who fed his own semen to his students which was covered here. CLICK HERE FOR A REVIEW. There are thousands of these cases across the country and point at an inherit sickness in our culture that I consider to be devastating.
Hooker as a human being is not equipped to teach anyone. He should have never been a teacher and the evaluation process should have filtered him out of the system. It is only because of aggressive teachers unions that a person of such low quality could be employed at a job that can pay him six figures. Hooker is a person of low quality because of his very simple statement, “In making our choice, we’ve hurt a lot of people. We keep asking ourselves do we make everyone else happy or do we follow our hearts. I just kind of knew that she’s the one.” Such a statement or resemblance of it in a sane society should have resulted in immediate termination during an evaluation process. His boss at the school should have seen in this teacher that he was functioning from an emotional foundation that is not rooted in reality, and should have ended the employment contract immediately.
But if the administrator had done so, they probably would have lost 75% of their teaching staff and they might even have to fire themselves for being guilty of the same crime. No teacher in America should ever—and I mean EVER teach that reality is controlled by emotional whims, yet most of them do. A teacher may find a young girl attractive. He might enjoy the sign stimuli of her breasts, or her buttocks. He might like the newness of her skin and her naivety that indicates to a middle-aged man that he can return to a time before all his mistakes that he made and live again with a new start with a girl fresh off the assembly line. Such thoughts are natural aspects of biology and they cannot be allowed to drive the mind from logic with fantasies guided by primitive cravings.
Without a doubt Hooker in his marriage to his wife most likely believed that his wife at some point was “the one” and with his mature years of aged 41, he should have the wisdom to understand that he cannot destroy the lives of all the people who count on him to participate in resetting his own mistakes by destroying the life of an 18-year-old girl. His “following of his heart” in this case is not following his brain, which is what we expect out of a teacher. We do not expect teachers to instruct our youth to follow their feelings, but to use logic. That is why public education fails as an institution.
Hooker is however a product of his times. As a teacher he has studied the liberal doctrines of that particular profession. He has seen the left leaning bulletins from his teachers union come to him in the mail and the summation of all this progressive philosophy is that reality is determined by agnostic thinking—meaning what the mind wishes can be made into a reality. For instance, green technology will save the earth when in reality it is an elaborate scheme intended to make green technology companies billions of dollars in a global marketplace. Or teachers are valuable and essential to the stability of our nation’s future when the reality shows that even with increased spending, test scores have not improved and our youth seems to be degrading in every category of their lives. Reality says that home-schooled kids learn better than publicly educated kids yet the facts are ignored. Or that we should follow our hearts and not our heads and if we have sexual feelings for another person man or woman, we should act on those feelings. The reality is that this is a primitive desire to procreate and has nothing to do with logical human cognition. It’s purely a function of reproduction. This is a core problem in our public education system, after all isn’t this at the heart of sex education in modern America. Isn’t this what schools are teaching in health class–act on your feelings, and if the girl gets pregnant—have an abortion? Wear a condom to protect yourself from disease, especially if the sex is gay sex. Isn’t that what is being taught in public schools all across the nation? YES!
With such an emphasis is it any surprise that the teachers are unable to use their logic to fight off temptations with their young students? Should James Hooker be expected to not seduce his young, fresh student with the promise of starting over leaving the rest of his family to demise? No, because the concept of abortion says that life can be sacrificed if the individual is inconvenienced. It says that consequences can be abandoned if one simply wishes for them to be. That is the world of the public education teacher, taxes are infinite, green technology is good for the earth, and sex has no consequences. Divorce and abortion can free a person from their responsibilities if their heart tells them to. The head is to be ignored, because logic is not important.
If I ran public education I would terminate every single employee who utters such agnostic prophecies. The goal of an education institution is to teach and use one’s head. If logic is not being taught, then the teacher is ineffective and the education institution will be a failure in its intentions.
Until this problem of how teachers think is addressed, and teacher unions are no longer a factor in helping to shape public education policies with a progressive agenda, there will continue to be terrible stories of sex, abuse, and teachers in public education. It is an epidemic not because the population randomly produces a certain percentage of faulty citizens who will always misbehave, it’s an epidemic because we have a system in public education that allows poor quality people to be employed as though they have enormous value, and because of this financial comfort level, these individuals are particularly susceptible to social pressure by the progressive movement to live out the fantasies of a utopian fantasy that abandons personal responsibility.
I hear in the words of James Hooker virtually the same type of dialogue that can be heard in the classic novel and movie The Brave New World. The teacher Hooker is a product of a society that has indulged in social engineering and he is the byproduct of that folly. For all those troubled souls such as Hooker the warnings were always there in art. You can read more about those warnings in the below two articles, and if you have not yet read or seen The Brave New World, you can see it at the link below. It’s worth your time. And if you don’t believe in that source then I encourage you to watch the George Lucas classic THX-1138 also discussed in great detail at the second link below.
These teachers and the general failure of public education is a malfunction of our culture in general for embracing the wrong values. These things cannot be fixed with new laws. They cannot be fixed with money. They must be fixed with a new emphasis on the aspects of human life that we value. Until we know as a culture what we value, we can never fix anything no matter how much money is spent or what level of education we receive. The defect is in us. There is a James Hooker in too many people who casually throw away their wives and children for the lust of youth. This tendency is particularly prevalent among the liberal-minded progressives, predominantly teachers, because teachers are insulated from reality by their unions. They are insulated from the terrible consequences of their lives by an organization that seeks to perpetuate more of it in exchange for union dues and political power. And until this miserable fact is looked squarely in the eye, thousands upon thousands of young girls will find themselves targets of people like James Hooker and the multiple degrees of evil that drive their minds.
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