Education

Precedent to Reinstate "Porn Teacher" Stacie Halas aka Tiffany Six

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

The California teacher who was placed on administrative leave after it was revealed that she may have acted in porn movies now has hope that she will be reinstated -- a Florida teacher who had a similar history was able to keep his job.

Last week Opposing Views reported that 31-year-old Stacie Halas was removed from the classroom at the Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School in Oxnard after officials found out that she may have been in porn movies years ago under the name "Tiffany Six."

The school district is looking into whether there is anything in the California Education Code that allows for punishment for such an act.

"We’re trying to determine if there’s a nexus on what she does on her own time and what she does in the classroom," Oxnard School District Superintendent Jeff Chancer told The Smoking Gun.

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In Florida a teacher named Shawn Loftis was fired when it was revealed he acted in gay porn films. But the Florida Schools Commission later reinstated him because he technically did not violate any rules.

The Free Speech Coalition told LA Weekly that this is a good thing for people like Loftis and Halas:

This is a significant victory for Shawn and for other adult performers. There are many performers that are educated and have clean records - then, when they decide they would like to move on to another career, they find the only strike against them is that they have a history as an adult performer. That's a stigma that society places on them. Working in the adult industry is not a crime - it does not indicate you are immoral or a potential pedophile. Sadly, adult performers are often judged without consideration, when - here in LA - we have seen teachers that went through full background checks, now accused as alleged sex offenders.

Shawn feels that his experiences traveling the world while he was in the industry will make him a better teacher, and I have no doubt that is true. And the school officials in Orlando should be praised for their progressive approach toward Shawn's reinstatement.