From Berkley, California comes the story of a schoolteacher who augmented her teaching salary by working a couple nights a week as a hooker. Shannon Williams’s eight-year prostitution career began when she enrolled at San Francisco State to obtain a teacher's certificate. She told the Contra Costa Times that "doing this, I could work one or two nights a week and really focus on my studies."

Ms. Williams’s lawyer says that she should still be allowed to teach because the prostitution charge against her was dropped as part of a plea agreement. Lou Sheldon, head of the Traditional Values Coalition (search) in Anaheim is appalled that Ms. Williams is even thinking of going back to teaching, saying: "The last thing in the world schoolchildren need is to have a prostitute as a role model."

But the head of the local PTA wasn't so sure. "As long as she's not bringing it into the classroom, maybe it's not a problem," said Carol-Ann Kock-Weser. Ms. Kock-Weser emphasized that her opinion did not represent PTA policy.

And that’s the Asman Observer!

David Asman joined FOX News Channel (FNC) in 1997 and currently serves as host of "Forbes on FOX," a weekend half-hour program that offers an informative look at the business week (Saturday from 11:00-11:30 AM/ET). Asman is also an anchor on FOX Business Network, where he co-hosts "After the Bell" (4-5 PM/ET) with anchor Melissa Francis.