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Ohio ex-teacher sues,
says she fears young kids

Associated Press, by Amanda Lee Myers

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/15/2013 5:35:38 PM

CINCINNATI — A former high school teacher is accusing school district administrators of discriminating against her because of a rare phobia she says she has: a fear of young children. Maria Waltherr-Willard, 61, had been teaching Spanish and French at Mariemont High School in Cincinnati since 1976. (Snip) In her lawsuit against the district, filed in federal court in Cincinnati, Waltherr-Willard said that her fear of young children falls under the federal American with Disabilities Act and that the district violated it by transferring her in the first place

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A new can of worms is opened every day. What next? An airplane pilot who fears flying? A vegetarian waitress who fears serving meat? An accountant afraid of numbers? The possibilities are endless.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 1/15/2013 5:40:37 PM     (No. 9118557)

Way past time for this old broad to retire - teachers have a thankless job, but you have to deal with kids as a teacher. I would not want her teaching my kids or grandkids.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/15/2013 6:00:00 PM     (No. 9118592)

Greed. She will probably prevail too.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/15/2013 6:03:50 PM     (No. 9118598)

The Americans with Disabilities Act was passed with every good intention. But the courts have taken it into a strange set of directions, especially with psychiatric issues.
And juries have ruled in favor of plaintiffs while failing to understand the law.
This woman can be reasonably accommodated, I guess, if the school moves her to h.s. teaching.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: PageTurner, 1/15/2013 6:05:24 PM     (No. 9118602)

After all these years, she´s suddenly discovered she´s afraid of kids?

Something tells me this is more about padding her retirement fund and retiring early.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Theeo, 1/15/2013 6:21:37 PM     (No. 9118633)

Make sure the old lady is on her correct drugs; and is not carrying explosives.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/15/2013 6:38:25 PM     (No. 9118668)

It´s a like a prostitute wanting workman´s comp because sex bores her now...

or something like that.

Yeah.
The career wasn´t what it was cracked up to be.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Delilah, 1/15/2013 6:50:54 PM     (No. 9118696)

She´ll win the case here in Ohio. My sister taught with a woman, and this was 25 years ago, who blamed teaching kids for her mental illness (made up) and got disability pay for the rest of her life.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Balogreene, 1/15/2013 6:52:21 PM     (No. 9118703)

She did not say all kids scared her, only young kids. That is probably why she took courses to teach high school. But the district kept moving her to schools with younger children. The knowledge base used to teach middle- and high-school children is probably mostly compatible. The knowledge base to teach elementary school is entirely different. Many schools put teachers in classrooms they are not qualified to teach.

They were finding a reason to fire her, for whatever reason, and took her out of both her skill- and comfort-zones to do it.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: stablemoney, 1/15/2013 7:21:49 PM     (No. 9118751)

Throw this wench out the door!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: farmwife, 1/15/2013 7:34:06 PM     (No. 9118770)

Every thing is now a disability.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ArtieC, 1/15/2013 8:09:11 PM     (No. 9118822)

I´d sure like to be sitting on that jury. Yup, sure would

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Reply 12 - Posted by: BadgerBill, 1/15/2013 8:40:46 PM     (No. 9118857)

Trapeze artist sues circus for having to perform high-wire act....

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Reply 13 - Posted by: object_distance, 1/15/2013 9:50:08 PM     (No. 9118927)

I have become disabled from reading this article! I feel sure I can sue the author AND the stupid "teacher".
Anyone up for my case, pro bono?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: shurnuff, 1/15/2013 9:51:02 PM     (No. 9118929)

She´s a high school teacher - Since when have you heard high schoolers described as young children?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Happy Trails, 1/20/2013 11:43:05 AM     (No. 9128071)

Mental midgets have taken over our country.

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