Joe Arnstein, Portsmouth, New Hampshire (disciplined 2012-2014) [kissing game, R-rated movies]

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  1. News Readers

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    Joe Arnstein, Spanish & Latin teacher at Portsmouth High School, Portsmouth School Department, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, kissing game ("peso-beso") & showing of R-rated movies in class

    Note that it's apparently been almost two years since he played "peso-beso" or showed an R-rated movie in class, but there's still a bit of a ruckus happening. It seems some folks just don't want to move on and get back to teaching & learning.

    Teacher's 'kissing game' leads to review of New Hampshire school district

    A school district in southern New Hampshire is overhauling its sexual harassment policies after U.S. officials found a male high school teacher played a "kissing game" with students and made sexually charged comments, a city official said on Thursday.

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    The federal review stemmed from a complaint from a parent in November 2012 who accused a Portsmouth High School Spanish teacher [Joe Arnstein] of playing a game called "peso-beso," in which students could either get a coin (peso) or give a kiss (beso) when they answered a question correctly. The teacher also "made regular jokes about pornography" and "joked about being a sex offender to keep trick-or-treaters away on Halloween," according to the Department of Education. The teacher was suspended after the initial complaint but has resumed teaching following training, city officials said.

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    Teacher's 'kissing game' leads to review of New Hampshire school district

    MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A school district in southern New Hampshire is overhauling its sexual harassment policies after U.S. officials found a male high school teacher played a "kissing game" with students and made sexually charged comments ...


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    NH Teacher Accused Of Playing Kissing Game With Students

    The investigation began after a parent, who wants to remain anonymous, complained that teacher Joe Arnstein was showing R-rated movies in Spanish class. “There was significant nudity and sexual content to the point that it would be considered soft-core pornography,” said the parent. “And it had no place in a classroom with 14-year-old children.” According to the report by the United States Department of Education Office For Civil Rights, Arnstein told officials he was hoping to encourage student engagement in class. He was also accused of playing a vocabulary game in which students who answered correctly could receive a coin or kiss him on the cheek.

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    A support page for the teacher is on change.org. He continues to teach at the high school. “I’ve heard outstanding words about this man,” said parent Renee Davis. An attorney for the school district says he has a “pristine personnel record”.

    School officials would not discuss what type of punishment Arnstein faced, but the federal report says he was disciplined and had to undergo sexual harassment training.

    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2014/09/09/nh-teacher-accused-of-playing-kissing-game-with-students/
     
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    Woman sues Portsmouth PD and school district, alleges mishandling of sex assault allegation

    A Portsmouth woman is suing the city of Portsmouth, current and former members of its police department, its school district, and one of her former teachers over claims they mishandled sexual harassment and sexual assault allegations five years ago. Monica Clough, 20, makes several claims in the suit filed earlier this month in Rockingham County Superior Court. In addition to the city and school district, Clough named as defendants former Deputy Police Chief Corey MacDonald, Rebecca Hester, Detective Timothy Cashman, and former teacher Joseph Arnstein. According to the suit, Clough’s father, Arthur, reported to police in June 2011 that his ...


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