Yes, it’s pretty shocking that a 41-year-old high school teacher would dump his family and his job to move in with an 18 year-old student. Yes, I feel bad for the mother of 18 year-old Jordan, who worked so hard to protect her and help her stay out of trouble.
Her daughter’s a drop-out, shacking up with a loser, and the poor Mom is stuck.
But that’s not the part of this story that shocked me the most. No, this is the gasp-inducing part of this story for me:
Extra jobs such as the [advising school] clubs earned Hooker $28,000 in added pay in 2009, the latest figures immediately available. District records show Hooker made $110,537 that year.
For 180 days of work teaching kids how to surf the web, this high school computer teacher was making $110k a year? Holy crap!
But don’t worry. Judgment day is coming:
Hooker said he hopes to get a job in the private sector. "We’re just taking it day by day," he said.
This girl is about to go from the center of a soap opera with her $100k+ (plus benefits) husband, to just another girl with an old boyfriend looking for a job.
The chances that Mr. Hooker will find a private sector job that pays anything close to what he was making from the taxpayers?
About the same as the chances these two will be together five years from now.