I tend to feel sorry for Ana Leigh D’Ettorre, who was a student teacher at Lakota schools and looks to have started a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old boy while at Liberty Junior School. I have seen some of her work; clearly, the 24-year-old was a nice fresh-out-of-college progressive who was just doing what she had been taught. And in the hallways of Liberty Junior and in the teacher’s lounge, based on the behavior of the other administrators and teachers, the young girl likely thought it was normal to seduce one of her students, which led to the Butler County prosecutor’s office indicting her with one felony charge for unlawful sexual conduct along with 11 counts of disseminating material harmful to juveniles. As soon as this story broke, and there is, of course, a lot more to it, the mother of the boy discussed the details with my good friend, Vanessa Wells; people were wondering why these same harsh standards weren’t applied to Lakota’s superintendent. Naturally, when the school board and the leadership of the school show that they have such permissive attitudes about sexual lifestyles, then what kind of example in the culture were they sending to Lakota employees like Ana D’Ettorre? Suppose you are a new teacher, even if it is just a student teacher and not a long-time member of the teacher’s union with several decades of work behind them when you know what leadership at Lakota is projecting as lifestyle choices. What other conclusion would you make about the permissibility of having sex with children? I mean, D’Ettorre herself is just a kid, as far as I’m concerned, and in this no-judgment world that progressives who run these schools expect to live by, why would the young teacher not think it was appropriate to engage in sexual pursuits with a 14-year-old boy?
Based on my history with Lakota and public schools in general, I think there is a lot of sexual misconduct going on in all government schools. I can think of a case right off the top of my head where a teacher in a power position over a concerned mother seduced her into an affair. The mom wanted what was best for her child and found herself on the bad side of a power relationship that certainly benefited the teacher. And of course the teacher’s talk. There is a lot of dating that goes on between them, and as we learned about Lakota’s superintendent, there are a lot of swinging lifestyles occurring that they think are perfectly normal. Out of a large employee body in a public school system, the number of destructive sexual lifestyles among adults I think are as high as 10%. And we would define destructive by alternative sex that does not result in pursuing a spouse for marriage and raising children. Sex is purely a recreational pursuit for its own sake and with whoever might happen along. Sex, after all, is the ultimate form of collectivism, which progressives love, but conservatives hate. So the community sentiment toward these things is far different from the employees drawn to the teaching occupation. We haven’t just seen it a few times where teachers fall in love with their students, both males and females; we see it a lot. And the schools themselves have a general policy of squashing the stories before they ever make it to the school board. And suppose they do make it to the school board. In that case, public relations firms and lawyers control the narrative so the public doesn’t get suspicious and start to believe that the schools aren’t safe for the free babysitting service that the public schools genuinely are.
In the case of the 24-year-old girl, it sounds almost like a normal relationship; a young girl finds herself attracted to a young boy. I mean, at least we aren’t talking about some creepy transvestite who wants to shake their fake boobs to their shop class here. It’s at least a biological girl and a biological boy. They are all young people. These days a 10-year age difference hardly seems strange, by ridiculous public-school standards where talk about molesting children is considered “pillow talk.” Yet we saw the police and the school system attempt to look like they were throwing the book at the kid. For essentially doing all the things, and less, that the school superintendent and the school board had just covered up with great public spectacle. If that is the standard for sexual conduct between students and teachers in Lakota, then there should be a lot more prosecutions going on. Instead, what it looks like to me is that Lakota and the public unions, in general, were looking for a fall guy in the education process to throw under the bus. Ana D’Ettorre made a convenient target, not a long-time employee, so the unions were fine to sacrifice one of their own. And in these media-reported stories, it’s always a “student teacher,” never a fully staffed long-term employee. And usually, the employees are never working at the school when a prosecutor puts forth indictments. There have been a few cases where the media have reported sexually bad behavior in public schools during 2022, and they are largely like this case with Ana D’Ettorre, who is not currently working in the district and is a student teacher instead of part of a full-time staff.
So yes, I feel sorry for everyone involved, the mom of the son, the kid who thought he met an older woman, and a young girl who, by the way, she expresses herself, had traded away her own youth for the progressive journey of the Brave New World that public education is. And when Lakota needed to show the public that they took sexual matters seriously, they threw a bone like Ana out there for the public to consume. At the same time, the much worse sexual behavior continued without a media spectacle. Because if people knew what was happening in these government schools among the employees, they would not think of this prosecutor’s case with a grand jury indictment as much of anything but a smoke screen. It’s a long-known scam that many parents are just learning about. But don’t worry, if the media and their public relations people think they are going to manipulate the public all in the scheme to encourage the tax-paying public to stay asleep and continue funding these liberal disasters, we have developed a nice little network at Lakota where ombudsman abound with great passion. And if you find yourself in such a mess, we will help you with it. While we can’t make people who insist on doing bad things and hiding them do good things, we can expose them so that the public can know what their money pays for. Much of the disappointment over the school superintendent case at Lakota was the trust people put into the systems of control that clearly let them down, particularly the media. People expect a certain amount of corruption in school boards and the police. The media traditionally keeps corruption as honest as possible with free speech coverage. But as we saw, the media can be bought by the kind of public relations mechanics Lakota utilizes to protect its workforce from outside judgment. And when they need to throw the public a bone, they pick a nice, easy target, like Ana D’Ettorre, and throw her to the wolves hoping to protect the rest of the flock from proper social judgment for their reckless lives and moral inadequacies.