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“You’re teaching an all-girls’ class? I’m not sure I feel like that’s right.”
I heard that for the first time… wow, was it four years ago? Probably. My homeroom was all girls, and my afternoon class was a mixed group. I did not reply the number of girls in my classroom doesn’t actually make me more likely to be a sex criminal, ma’am, which was probably the right answer– I am either too much of a degenerate to teach middle school students or I am not, and the composition of my classes doesn’t actually have much of an effect on that– but I don’t remember what I actually said to that mom. Probably something along the lines of We’ll be fine, and then an abrupt ending of the conversation, because I don’t really like wasting my time with people who blithely suggest that I might be a sex…
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