Age is not a barrier;Letter
However, I fear he is the one who is prejudiced and living in the past if he really believes that there is something morally re-pugnant about a relationship between a teacher and a senior school student.
How on earth does it undermine public confidence? Will the lessons taught be any the poorer? A student of 17 is a young adult, legally and emotionally, and in any other walk of life such a relationship would pass without comment.
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