The imbalance in power between a student and a teacher or coach or administrator is so pronounced that a student can easily feel pressured—and even obligated—to engage in a relationship that is romantic and sexual in nature.
There was nothing illegal about what the teacher had done. Regardless of the age of a Datiny, it should not be legally sanctioned in the state of Rhode Island for adults in positions of authority within the school system to have romantic or sexual relationships with the students that they serve.
And this should be easy, lawws political lay-up of sorts. Who is going to be against making it illegal teachers to have sex with their students? Seems like the perfect moment to quote Patriots coach Bill Belichick: Hey lawmakers, do your job.
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