Now it's Steven's turn, and he's no lawyer, so I needn't rephrase what he says: "I'm not lawyer. And Ms. Frutt, she's obviously quite a good one. And what she's done here " Objection. Overrules. " If Ms. Frutt thinks the issue truly is Kevin Riley and his actions, then why is she bringing up Harry Senate, Marla Hendricks, and everybody else? She's tried to lower the standards of the high-school teacher, demonstrate that they're a suspect group of people, and we should, come on, drop our expectations. And once we do that, once we get realistic about who and what teachers really are, then how can you fire Kevin Riley? Honesty's not that big a deal, is it? The list of nuts she reeled off, we all have our problems, no question, but one thing we all have in common: we put the interests of our students first. Kevin Riley didn't. He prioritized a personal friendship. Does it warrant him getting fired? The answer is yes. I like Kevin. Good teacher, good coach, good guy. [I might interject here that we have never seen Kevin teach anything, so why does everyone keep calling him a good teacher? But anyway ] But he's not honest. He lied to me about this affair. He lied. Simply put, end of the day, he's not trustworthy. Harry Senate is. Marla Hendricks, Scott Guber, I can trust every one of them. I don't trust Kevin, not to be straight with me, not to be straight with the parents who put their kids in our care, and given that, how do I keep him? Contrary to what Ms. Frutt would have you believe, people do have high expectations of us. A teacher was sleeping with a student. He found out about it. Lied about it. Allowed it to continue. Even if I could forgive that kind of dishonesty, I certainly couldn't tolerate it. If I could why the hell should any parents trust me?" Um. Zing.
The hallway. Harry's on a cell phone saying, "Well, let me know as soon as he rules." Just then, Jenna's nice ass glides by, and Harry pursues it. "Talking out of school are we?" Huh? "What did you say to Lauren?" Jenna says she didn't say anything: "She insinuated that I didn't know you well enough to criticize you. I told her that I did." Harry now wants to know what the criticism was, and Jenna snickers, "Look, if she's jealous, just tell her the truth. We had no real emotional involvement. It was just tons and tons of sex." Marla, passing by at this moment, chimes in, "That's not what I would tell her, Harry." Marilyn appears. "Heard anything?" Harry says that he just talked to Kevin, who said the judge would rule in about an hour, and gauged his chances at fifty-fifty. "He said Steven was really good."