Saturday, December 22, 2007

Another Reason to not Teach

Apparently the Three Rivers School District doesn't teach students the meaning of the word parody.
"Three teenagers have sued school officials over lengthy suspensions they received for setting up a Facebook page that identifies a teacher as a pedophile."
The lawyer defending these morons, Marc Mezibov, said, "'They're not saying it's true, they're saying it's just parody.'" He is just as much of an uneducated fool.
The word parody has to do with humor and satire of serious literature. Now, I certainly have not read every major work printed, but I can't think of what novel these boys were connecting to.
Just imagine what would happen to the teacher if he set up fake myspace or facebook pages to "parody" his students in the manner these boys did to him? Do you think he would be reprimanded? Do you think he might lose his job? Probably the latter.
And we wonder why it is so difficult to get people into our profession. Low pay; mandatory additional schooling (which we pay for); students who try to ruin our careers.

3 Comments:

At 8:21 AM , Blogger Mr. B-G said...

Parody isn't limited to literature. Ever watch Saturday Night Live? While I don't condone the students' behavior, I do question the validity of school districts suspending students for seemingly legal activities done on their own time.

What were the students charged with? Slander? Not surprisingly, the FOX news article fails to include this rather important detail.

 
At 11:10 AM , Blogger hedgetoad said...

You've been tagged!

 
At 3:33 AM , Blogger Dennis Fermoyle said...

If students beat up a teacher on their own time, I hope that the school would be able to take action against the students. I would also hope that a school would be able to take action against students who slander a teacher in this way, and try to destroy his reputation. It sounds to me like this school district has done exactly the right thing.

 

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