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Does society look down on male elementary school teachers and view them as pedophiles?

When I was in elementary school, every single teacher I had was female. I wasn't sure of the reason for that back then, but now I understand. Is it because nobody wants to hire a man to be an elementary school teacher, because it seems like the perfect job for a pedophile? Plus it would be awkward for a teacher to try to hide a boner or explain it if the kids saw that he had one in class. Do they have more rigid background checks for men?

Asked By: Kevin W - 2/16/2010
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I know quite a lot of male primary school teachers. First of all, I am a primary school teacher, second of all, there were quite a few men on my training course... More
Answered By: Isotope492 - 2/16/2010
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No it is the same it is just that most men dont really want to deal with little kids that much
Answered By: John - 2/16/2010
 
Nope. They have the same background checks for men and women. The reason there are fewer male teachers at the elementary level isn't because nobody hires them, it's because fewer men want to do it. The reasons why would probably be debated ad nauseum by evolutionary psychologists and sociologists, but it has absolutely... More
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Answered By: Justin N - 2/16/2010
 
Wow. Where did you get all your information from? Yes there is a shortage of male teachers in elementary/junior schools, but not because of all these ridiculous stigmas. Teenagers are just as vulnerable as little kids, yet there are plenty of male teachers in middle/high schools... More
Answered By: SourPatchKid - 2/17/2010
 
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