Students Suspended for Calling Teacher Pedophile on Facebook, Principal Violates Privacy to Find Out
Two students at Chapel Hill Middle School in Atlanta were suspended for becoming mad at a teacher of theirs, then calling said teacher a pedophile and a rapist on Facebook. The school claims the students violated part of the school's rules, which include never to misrepresent one its teachers, a "level one" offense (in this case, level one being the worst kind, rather than the weakest) that resulted in one of the students, Alejandra Sosa, being suspended for ten days and facing further, harsher punishment.
Yes, Sosa (and other students who joined in on the Facebook conversation) committed a potentially harmful bit of Facebook libel toward an innocent teacher, but according to Sosa, the school isn't exactly in the right either: Sosa claims principal Jolene Morris took Sosa to the school library, forced Sosa to log into her Facebook account, then took the keyboard from her and read the entire Facebook conversation before ordering Sosa to delete the comments.Read on...
Service Lets College Kids Place Bets on What Grades They’ll Get
Hot on the heels of news that the amount of student loan debt in America is now higher than the amount of credit card debt, comes oddly named website (or game?) Ultrinsic, which allows college students to gamble on their own performance. From Fast Company:
The idea came from one of the site's founders, Jeremy Gelbart, who, as a student, made a wager with his friend Steven Wolf, now CEO of Ultrinsic. If Jeremy got an A, Steven would give him $100. If he didn't, Jeremy had to hand over $20 to Steven.We must admit, the image of a couple of college age kids having that conversation does not inspire confidence in any business plan based thereupon.Read on...