In college romances, the teacher-student relationship is a common trope, used to instill a romantic boundary and infuse an otherwise legal pairing with a certain amount of taboo.In YA, however, things get a lot more complicated, and these stories can intersect with abuse, consent, legality, self-esteem, and sexual discovery.Unlike most feel-good teacher movies, depicts a rebellious math teacher who transforms his seemingly hopeless, apathetic students into the top-scorers in the state.Their achievement is so remarkable that the school board accused the Latino students of cheating.Boone’s team faces prejudice and resistance at every turn, but they manage to find a common ground while tearing up the turf.Just as teachers shape students beyond the classroom, coaches shape who players become on and off the field.Just imagine this story in our test-obsessed age of NCLB.As two single-race Virginia high schools are forced to integrate in 1971, football coach Herman Boone (Denzel Washington) must transform his divided black and white players into a united team.
It's a rule that, for the vast majority, will have no impact on their lives, and yet - perhaps because of the taboo scenarios it evokes - has gotten outsized attention.
The list of schools with these policies in place has grown to include Stanford, Harvard, Yale, The College of William and Mary, the University of Connecticut and Northwestern University.
Laura Kipnis, a professor in Northwestern's School of Communication, criticized her school's policy in a controversial essay in the Chronicle of Higher Education, arguing that the ban assumes that professors are predators, and also that these policies infantilize students.
Until now, he’s been trying to put that past behind him, but facing it, and understanding he was a victim of abuse, may be the only way he can have a real future. This one features a high school senior named Robert who’s feeling lost and alone when his father is diagnosed with terminal brain cancer, and ends up turning to the only person who seems to care: his calculus teacher, Andrew Mc Nelis.
, but I swear, at least once a month, my Twitter feed somehow turns into a J. , by Colleen Hoover Although this is actually one of the most successful novels of the New Adult category, the content helps it fit quite snugly in with its YA counterparts.Put simply, professors can no longer date their students.