Thursday, January 10, 2008
Riot Grrrl teacher pink-slipped
Editorial: the fine line between fashion and policy
...A recent controversy surrounding a substitute teacher called on the carpet for sporting blue hair and a nose piercing begs an explanation...Jennifer Harmon, after nearly a week of teaching at Vivian Elementary/Middle School, was told by the principal that her blue hair was unacceptable...
Blue hair and a nose piercing! I'm so jealous--I never had Tank Girl for a teacher. Then again, I never would have gotten anything done as I'd be fantasizing about her all day. But it gets better:
...another substitute teacher asked Harmon if she was Wiccan...
Didn't you know Wicca was going to raise its ugly head any second?
...Harmon denied being Wiccan, (she) was called into the principal's office, where she was questioned not only about whether she discussed religion with students but also about her appearance...
Sorry kids, your cool teacher gets fired! I guess bringing a baseball bat to class doesn't cut it! Who'd of thunk?
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