Does The Naked Teacher Principle Apply To A Porn Star Teacher Whose Students Don’t Know What Porn Is?

The Ethics Alarms Naked Teacher Principle states:

A secondary school teacher or administrator (or other role model for children) who allows pictures of himself or herself to be widely publicized, as on the web, showing the teacher naked or engaging in sexually provocative poses, cannot complain when he or she is dismissed by the school as a result.

Various discussions  f the NTP can be found here. [The original post on the topic is on the old Ethics Scoreboard, which is down at the moment thanks to an incompetent web hosting operation. It will be back soon, or there will be blood….]

Now we have the borderline case of a kindergarten teacher—that’s primary school, not secondary school—who is a proud porn performer as a second occupation.

Nina Skye is a preschool teacher at a religious school in Los Angeles and decided to go public—with Fox News, of all places—with her secret double life moonlighting in the adult film industry.

“I love teaching. I love sex. If I can get away with doing both, then I will,” Nina says. “I know what I’m doing when it comes to teaching, I’m a really good teacher.”  On the other hand, “It’s easy money. For my very first scene, I just did a regular boy on girl and I got paid $2,500 on the spot.”

Skye’s explanation about why she is revealing her passion at the risk of her teaching? “I guess some people are really tied by that moral code, ” she says.  “There’s a really big stigma associated with it, and how our society views it, but that’s not how I am… I’m really open-minded. Super open-minded and not judgemental.”

Someone might have explained to Nina that how she feels about porn is not the issue once she makes her activity public. How does the religious school feel? How do her student’s parents feel? How do her colleagues feel?

Nina was subsequently confronted by the unnamed school’s administrators, she says, and they offered her continued employment as a teacher if she gave up porn. She refused, and was sacked.

“They say it goes against the paper I signed, saying I wouldn’t do that,” she explained.

Conclusions:

1. If she signed a document agreeing to eschew certain activities as a condition of employment and porn was one of them, then she was subject to being fired and has no complaint.

2. The school was being unusually reasonable to allow her to stay if she gave up having sex on camera for money.

3. True, the Naked Teacher Principle technically applies only when the students are likely to start viewing their teacher as a sex object. Students who can’t read and have no idea what porn is are at small to non-existent risk even if their teacher does make movies in which she plays a “horny teenager who goes down on her teacher.” (All right, I checked her sites.) However, I don’t see how any school, even one that isn’t religious, can have a known and active adult film performer as a teacher without harming its reputation and causing parents to wonder what kind of standards the school has. Other teachers would also have a legitimate concern that being part of a faculty that includes porn stars might affect their reputations.

4. Nina appears to be an idiot. She works at a religious institution. Religions make moral codes. Shrugging off morality in a published interview is asking to be fired.

5. Ah, but Nina is no idiot! Asking to be fired is exactly what she was doing. This was a publicity stunt designed to get more of her videos sold. Fox News was happy to help out, as was The Daily Caller, which finds an excuse to publish a sexually provocative photo just about every day as click-bait.

6. But wait! What evidence do we have that she is a teacher at all? The school has never been named, and all we have is the actress’s word that she was fired.

So until I see the name of the school or some confirmation that she really was a teacher and wasn’t just pulling a publicity stunt for a cheap marketing purposes, this isn’t a Naked Teacher Principle story. It’s a “Lying Porn Actress-Teacher Principle” story or maybe even a “Porn Actress Falsely Claiming To Be A Teacher And Sucking In The News Media Principle” story.

In either case, no school should trust her again, and neither should any other employer. And if she tries to teach 8th graders, the Naked Teacher Principle will apply.

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Sources: The Daily Caller, Fox, Daily Mirror

 

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14 responses to “Does The Naked Teacher Principle Apply To A Porn Star Teacher Whose Students Don’t Know What Porn Is?

  1. You would think that a teaching certificate would be required and that such things would be public information. But maybe Nina Skye is her stage name and not her teacher name? I’m not going on this hunt, but would be interested in the results of such an investigation.

    • iRock

      Nina Skye states she teaches prekindergarten. California Department of Education requires zero certification to teach/babysit 3-4 year olds.

  2. Let me be the first to state the inevitable ick!!!

    This person is teaching little kids?!?

  3. Phlinn

    “I’m really open-minded. Super open-minded and not judgemental.”
    #6 I believe. I don’t see any others in her excuses off hand.

  4. Does The Naked Teacher Principle Apply To A Porn Star Teacher Whose Students Don’t Know What Porn Is?

    The answer is yes it applies.

  5. I thought this was a story from The Onion.

    jvb

  6. There is a lot more I would like to say about this, if I have the opportunity, but I would suggest that the Naked Teacher Principle should apply even to primary school, and even to preschool.

    1. For older primary school students, even if there is no sexual interest, the risk of coming across their teacher online in the pornographic videos does exist.

    2. Pornography is damaging. Studies, which I hope to find links to when I have more time, show that the use of pornography has the same brain-damaging effects of hardcore drugs. Other studies link pornography to impotence, and to breakdown of relationships. Most importantly, pornography is addicting, and the earlier one is exposed to pornography, the more likely addiction is to occur. Here is a quick link to short article with a list of references. (Disclaimer: Matt Fradd is an anti-porn activist and a devout Catholic, so there is that bias to consider.) In addition, very young children exposed to pornography have a much higher risk of developing sexual problems later in life.

    3. I personally don’t believe that we can so completely compartmentalize ourselves that one can honestly be one person in front of a video camera, and a completely difference person in a classroom. From watching friends, family, coworkers, and others, the way we behave in the secret areas of our lives eventually bleeds into the public areas of our lives. While I don’t doubt for a time a porn star/elementary teacher could keep the pornography out of the classroom, eventually it would bleed through. It would come in the form a response unthinkingly made in an unguarded moment, or an item accidentally carried into the classroom, or general behavioral patterns that start making the students feel uncomfortable.

  7. Isaac

    I don’t care to dive into this story any deeper than just reading Jack’s synopsis here.

    But the likelihood of the school being is fake is directly correlated to just how stuffy and judgmental the school comes off in her story. And how much of an unorthodox, free-spirited rebel hero she portrays herself as. If it sounds a little too much like the script to Footloose, it’s probably made up.

    Right now America is finding out just how bad peak STD can be, with about half of all adults currently hosting at least one sexually transmitted disease, and new, antibiotic-resistant, condom-proof strains on the rise. Less than half of all kids are growing up with a mom and a dad. The average teenager today has the anxiety levels of the average mental patient from the 1950s. We are literally going insane thanks to the ongoing “if it feels good, do it” revolution, as personified by the nitwit who thinks, “I’m just, like, totally non-judgemental and open-minded and stuff, tee hee…hey, look, easy money!” is somehow a demonstration of virtue. Still no sign of backlash against these terrible, terrible ideas anywhere in the culture, so expect it to get worse.

    • At the risk of sounding like an old, white, male, conservative, the “removal” of shame, as an appropriate emotion (in reasonable doses) from our collective emotional toolbox will be a great contributor to the downfall of American society. We our literally conditioned to believe that self-destructive behavior, if it can be classified as the least bit “empowering”, is totes ok.

      People want to do what they want to do, fine. But lets please stop pretending that sex on demand is necessary as food and water, and stop pretending that many of these “empowering” behaviors are consequence free.

      • dragin_dragon

        Chris, I don’t know if you’re old enough to remember the sixties. “Make love, not war”, “Free Love”. And, yes, “If it feels good, do it”. A lot of these self-styled hippies are right now leading the Democratic Party so don’t expect any backing off of agenda.

  8. Carcarwhite

    What the hell is wrong with people????? The lawyer then this??? Wow! Who needs the movies?

    You can’t make this stuff up.

    Wow.

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