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.