Friday, January 27, 2006

No Habla Parent Permission Slips

How on earth do folks this naive obtain teaching credentials?
District officials in Fayette County, Kentucky, suspended high school Spanish teacher Fernando Del Pino for showing the R-rated movie The 40-Year-Old Virgin to students Monday.

The school policy on videos requires parental consent before an R-rated movie can be shown. But administrators were also upset about another small but salient point...
Get the whole story over at Intercepts.

How on earth can a public school teacher possibly justify the showing of any "R" rated movie as an instructional tool?

And no, I don't think that the "sex ed" angle would work.
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