Highly qualified to teach sex ed
At Venice High School near Los Angeles, student journalists set out to research their health teacher’s campaign to ban fast food sales in schools. They discovered that Jacqueline Domac is unusually well qualified to teach teen-agers about sex: When she was 29, the teacher began a “quasi spousal” relationship with a 17-year-old actor, Edward Furlong. The entertainment media reported on the affair. Later, the media reported that Domac sued Furlong, claiming he owed her money for acting as his manager. Must have been the other side of the quasi.
Principal Janice Davis censored the students’ story. She told the Los Angeles Times:
“I don’t think anyone’s business, public or private, should be in the school newspaper,” Davis said. “As a district employee, all staff and teachers are entitled to privacy. I don’t believe it’s an issue of censorship. It might be the public’s right to know but, as the principal, I don’t think it’s the student newspaper’s place to tell that story.”
No doubt censoring the story spread it even faster. How many Venice High students can’t do an Internet search on a teacher’s name?