Commonwealth Policy Center

What would you do if your child attended a school where a student gave a lap dance to the principal in a school assembly? That’s not theoretical. It actually happened in Hazard, Ky, where the principal of Hazard High School got a lap dance from a male high school student. Other high school staff also received lap dances from male students in an event billed a “man pageant.” It’s clear that this was wrong on so many levels. It’s a shame that our kids are becoming increasingly sexualized by the permissive culture, but we don’t expect this in a public school setting, especially with teachers and a principal. There will be consequences, but the question before us is what will we do as parents and community leaders to foster healthier boundaries to make sure this doesn’t ever happen again.