A Plainfield High School media adviser says she may face possible disciplinary action after her students published a magazine on dating and relationships.English teacher Michelle Burress, Plainfield Community Schools' 2017 Teacher of the Year, landed in the school board's cross hairs after the first issue of "The Shakedown" was distributed to students last week.
More than half, or 53 percent, of single people have created a dating profile, according to Match's recent Singles in America study, which polled over 5,000 single men and women in December.
Today, 40 percent of singles have dated someone they met online, while only 25 percent met a first date through a friend.
The magazine headlined "Plainfield High School's Dating Survival Guide Declassified" was created entirely by students in Burress' publications class.
Polls about the prevalence of sexting, lists of cheap date ideas and cheesy pick-up lines appeared next to more serious pieces like a Q&A with a police officer on dating violence and interviews with teachers who met their spouses in high school.
Ryan Gunterman, executive director of the Indiana High School Press Association, said nothing in the 24-page magazine promotes or glamorizes sex.
"This is well done, non-sensationalist material here," Gunterman said.Show that you're humble through a joke, a self-effacing story or a humorous anecdote. To make a strong first impression, use anecdotes instead of a string of adjectives describing yourself.Never lie about your age or what you do for a living.Allen also pointed to the highlighted definition of the word polyamory, which is a relationship involving more than two people."This and more about what is acceptable when it comes to sex is what our children as young as 14 are being taught at Plainfield High School," Allen wrote.Allen's Facebook page was no longer visible to the public by late Friday morning, but not before Indy Star opened the post and viewed the comments.First of all, datemyschool is only for college students and alumni.