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(Bay News 9)   Note to elementary school teachers: It's not a good idea to compare one of your students to "the evolutionary link between orangutans and humans" on Facebook, even if seven people liked it   (baynews9.com) divider line 118
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2012-07-03 05:56:01 AM  
What a horrible thing to say.

This teacher should know we did not evolve from apes. We and modern apes evolved from a common ancestor.
 
2012-07-03 06:08:21 AM  
Wait, lemme guess, some variation on: "I had no idea that the things I post on Facebook were being read by the public..."
 
2012-07-03 06:31:55 AM  

SkunkWerks: Wait, lemme guess, some variation on: "I had no idea that the things I post on Facebook were being read by the public..."


FTA: "...the Manatee County School District has no written policy in place when it comes to teachers and their use of social media."

And? Does the district have a policy that covers teachers standing out on the front steps of the school shouting out the names of students and calling them "knuckle-draggers"? Cause it seems to me it's the same freaking thing.


FTA: "...the district has to be forward enough to develop a social media policy with enough teeth in it to keep this type of thing from happening."

Look Jones, it's not that hard: "Teachers" + "Public Audience" = "Don't discuss your opinions of your students' evolutionary status." "Social Media" isn't some baffling new invention of the digital age, it has two components: "social" - meaning that other people associate with it, and therefore the person who "created" it, and "media" - alluding to a communications medium of some sort.

Those two terms could refer to plastering the town square with flyers with W.W.'s picture PhotoShopped to look like an orangutang and signed by the teacher in question and it would still count as "social media". Do you have a policy covering when a teacher does that? Then you have a policy that covers use of "social media".

Don't be as blitheringly stupid as the teacher who did this. Facebook isn't unique, it's not an exception to any of the usual "rules" of social interaction, and your school doesn't need a "social media policy", it needs a "don't say stupid crap about your class in mixed company, keep that stuff to yourself policy".

And this is only assuming you haven't had one of those since the district's inception, which, lets face it, if you haven't up till now, that's pretty silly.


FTA: "Officials say they urge teachers to use common sense when it comes to social media."

Once again, if the "sense" involved in it's use is so "common", then why do we need a policy specifically crafted for and aimed at Facebook, Twitter and the like? If you wouldn't do it in the middle of a town hall meeting, you shouldn't be doing it on Facebook. Pretty sure you've already got disciplinary structures in place for this sort of thing.
 
2012-07-03 06:59:42 AM  
Privacy settings are your friends.
 
2012-07-03 07:09:42 AM  
Sounds like the teacher is the evolutionary link between MySpace and Friendster.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-03 07:19:24 AM  
the mother says she has retained an attorney

Attorneys are the evolutionary link between leeches and sharks.
 
2012-07-03 07:22:52 AM  
What laws are there against insulting children? None, so put the lawyer away, Douchy McMotherfool.
 
2012-07-03 07:33:39 AM  
How many parents are going to be upset about the name calling vs. how many parents will be upset at teaching evolution?
 
2012-07-03 07:45:05 AM  
It happens.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-03 08:04:16 AM  
I knew people growing up who fit that description.
 
2012-07-03 08:10:51 AM  
totallylookslike.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-03 08:19:26 AM  
Not sure who I should choose to criticize here. The overreactive parent, or the teacher who's too dumb to put the proper privacy settings on her Facebook account.
 
2012-07-03 08:22:31 AM  

serial_crusher: Not sure who I should choose to criticize here. The overreactive parent, or the teacher who's too dumb to put the proper privacy settings on her Facebook account.


Just as long as you've found a way to feel superior to everyone, right?
 
2012-07-03 08:28:36 AM  
You always have to wonder what was going through their head here, when calling out a student by name on a public account.

Well, maybe you don't have to wonder...stand next to someone like this on a windy day and I'll bet you'll hear a faint whistle as the air goes in one ear and right out the other
 
2012-07-03 08:29:28 AM  
Notice how they didn't interview the father? He must be on the orangutan side of the family. He's the quiet but hairy type.
 
2012-07-03 08:29:59 AM  
No one has asked the most pertinent question yet. What race is he? Do we get to cry RACISMS?!?!?!?
 
2012-07-03 08:43:16 AM  

Silly Jesus: No one has asked the most pertinent question yet. What race is he? Do we get to cry RACISMS?!?!?!?


Teachers are an ethnicity, not a race.

geez. I gotta explain everything around here.
 
2012-07-03 08:50:52 AM  
I'd like to see the non cherry picked version of the conversation.
 
2012-07-03 08:56:11 AM  
I blame facebook. Its privacy settings should be simple enough for an oragutang or a florida grade school teacher to understand. You just can see Zuckerberg smirking his harvard dropout rich punk smirk at this lady.
 
2012-07-03 09:06:03 AM  

EvilEgg: What a horrible thing to say.

This teacher should know we did not evolve from apes. We and modern apes evolved from a common ancestor.


Not orangutans, true. But we DID evolve from apes...because humans *are* apes.
 
2012-07-03 09:08:19 AM  
Wade says she went through too much growing up for her children to have to deal with something like this.

How exactly do you "deal" with a comment on a facebook account that you probably never even read?
 
2012-07-03 09:08:19 AM  

LordJiro: EvilEgg: What a horrible thing to say.

This teacher should know we did not evolve from apes. We and modern apes evolved from a common ancestor.

Not orangutans, true. But we DID evolve from apes...because humans *are* apes.


We evolved from ourselves? I don't think that's how evolution works.
 
2012-07-03 09:09:39 AM  
This is why you don't take Mr. Randall's class. He's trying to reclaim the term.
 
2012-07-03 09:09:49 AM  
I know that area. That particular school is near "The Projects." Not to be funny, but my older children live in Bradenton. I spoke with my son yesterday in Sarasota and he stated that it is a powder keg down there. The police in Sarasota (the neighboring city) shot a black, male, college graduate during a traffic stop. NO weapons on the male, no drugs, no warrant. Wouldn't be surprised if the race wars started in Florida.

/I escaped and moved to Wisconsin
//Now I need to escape Wisconsin
 
2012-07-03 09:09:59 AM  
Teachers have always been talking smack about their students behind their backs. It's just that previously it was through private conversations. Stupid teacher.

And, stupid parent for getting in the public eye on this. Gee, Lisa Wade of Bradenton, who's son's initials are the mysterious 'W.W.'...your son certainly is protected from further embarrassment with all the controls you've put into place.
 
2012-07-03 09:11:07 AM  

Sybarite: It happens.

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Dang man. It's too early for this crap!!!!
 
2012-07-03 09:11:24 AM  
FTFA: "After that question, the conversation stopped. Soon after, the entire conversation was deleted."

So what was it? A missing link?
 
2012-07-03 09:12:09 AM  

Lost Thought 00: LordJiro: EvilEgg: What a horrible thing to say.

This teacher should know we did not evolve from apes. We and modern apes evolved from a common ancestor.

Not orangutans, true. But we DID evolve from apes...because humans *are* apes.

We evolved from ourselves? I don't think that's how evolution works.


"Ape" is a large group of animals, including orangutans, chimps, and humans. We all originally came from a common ancestor.
 
2012-07-03 09:12:47 AM  
But it's still okay to tweet it, right?
 
2012-07-03 09:13:33 AM  
FTFA:"I'm disgusted with how they talked about my child," Wade said. "It hurts."

The truth so often does.
 
2012-07-03 09:13:50 AM  
I don't see the problem with this. Teachers are people who have the same rights as the rest of us. It may not be too smart to talk about a student like this "publicly" and he/she was an idiot to allow "friends" who clearly have no sense of humor view the page but I support his/her right to say whatever they want on THEIR page. If you don't like what's being written, don't look.

And WW probably is an idiot, like most kids.
 
2012-07-03 09:14:38 AM  

"Rodney Jones of the NAACP says that to him, the incident definitely has racial undertones."


I take it as the kid may be an idiot or just a handful for the teacher to handle.


I like FB that I can keep in contact with people on one shot, but my posts are really non-controversial stuff. No political statements, no slander against anyone, even though I'm pretty sure all my Facebook privacy settings are locked down. I take all my anti-social habits to Fark. Good enough for me.

 
2012-07-03 09:15:18 AM  
So? Aren't teachers supposed to teach the truth?
 
2012-07-03 09:15:48 AM  

Generation_D: I blame facebook. Its privacy settings should be simple enough for an oragutang or a florida grade school teacher to understand. You just can see Zuckerberg smirking his harvard dropout rich punk smirk at this lady.


20 bucks says the teacher friended the parent and didn't think about it. There's not privacy setting for stupidity.
 
2012-07-03 09:16:46 AM  
I have a lot of teacher friends who find it ok to take pictures in their classroom , sometimes with kids, and post them on FB. Wtf?? There's no ill intent or shady business going on, but still.

/I have some really hot friends who teach
//they're not pedos or anything
///kids are lucky these days
 
2012-07-03 09:16:54 AM  

It's a Sunshine Day!: Teachers have always been talking smack about their students behind their backs. It's just that previously it was through private conversations. Stupid teacher.

And, stupid parent for getting in the public eye on this. Gee, Lisa Wade of Bradenton, who's son's initials are the mysterious 'W.W.'...your son certainly is protected from further embarrassment with all the controls you've put into place.


Approves!
 
2012-07-03 09:17:37 AM  
You went to college. You remember the moron b*tches that majored in elementary education.
 
2012-07-03 09:17:42 AM  

It's a Sunshine Day!: And, stupid parent for getting in the public eye on this. Gee, Lisa Wade of Bradenton, who's son's initials are the mysterious 'W.W.'...your son certainly is protected from further embarrassment with all the controls you've put into place.


No, that's too obvious

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2012-07-03 09:18:08 AM  
"I send my child to school trusting them to teach him," said Lisa Wade, whose child is the student the teachers are talking about. "Not to talk about him."

Talking behind your kid's back and trying to teach your child are not mutually exclusive. If you don't think teachers talk about their students, you're an idiot. By the time you hit 3rd grade, every teacher in your school knew about you if you were either a really good student or a really bad student. Maybe if you were a better parent, the things the teacher is saying about your son would be good things, instead of calling him out for being so primitive minded. Quit acting like you've never complained about a pain in the ass person at your work before.

The teacher, on the other hand, is also a moron of the highest caliber here. Private settings. Private settings. Private settings. Do not accept friend requests from people who you are not friends with. Not parents, not students. There is nothing inherently wrong with venting about the frustrating aspects of your job on your own facebook profile, even if those frustrating aspects are other people, even children. But don't be so stupid as to allow other people to see it whom you don't trust to know that it's venting.
 
2012-07-03 09:20:37 AM  
We are going to cancel all field trips to the zoo. The monkeys got too depressed after last year. Sorry W.W.
 
2012-07-03 09:21:48 AM  

serial_crusher: Generation_D: I blame facebook. Its privacy settings should be simple enough for an oragutang or a florida grade school teacher to understand. You just can see Zuckerberg smirking his harvard dropout rich punk smirk at this lady.

20 bucks says the teacher friended the parent and didn't think about it. There's not privacy setting for stupidity.


I have two rules:

#1 do NOT friend students. IF you want to be my friend, wait til you graduate and I will decide whether to friend you or not.

#2 DO NOT EVER UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES FRIEND PARENTS EVER EVER EVER EVER.

I've survived so far.
 
2012-07-03 09:21:58 AM  

EvilEgg: This teacher should know we did not evolve from apes. We and modern apes evolved from a common ancestor.


So, the "evolutionary" link is... the kid's mom?
 
2012-07-03 09:22:48 AM  
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2012-07-03 09:23:42 AM  
"I'm fairly convinced that one of my students may be the evolutionary link between orangutans and humans."

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"The world needs ditch diggers, too!"
 
2012-07-03 09:23:46 AM  
www.cfnews13.com

/presenting Lisa "Uppity" Wade.
//surprised?
 
2012-07-03 09:24:38 AM  

Kome: The teacher, on the other hand, is also a moron of the highest caliber here. Private settings. Private settings. Private settings. Do not accept friend requests from people who you are not friends with. Not parents, not students. There is nothing inherently wrong with venting about the frustrating aspects of your job on your own facebook profile, even if those frustrating aspects are other people, even children. But don't be so stupid as to allow other people to see it whom you don't trust to know that it's venting.


As far as we know, she had proper privacy settings and only her close friends saw the post, not parents or students. Her problem was that she didn't know the school registrar was a little biatch who would tattle on her.
 
2012-07-03 09:24:54 AM  
i3.kym-cdn.com
Evolution does not work that way
 
2012-07-03 09:25:19 AM  
They give the kid's initials as W.W.
It makes the racist midget living in my liver want to take a guess.

White Walter?
 
2012-07-03 09:25:32 AM  
traylor


EvilEgg: This teacher should know we did not evolve from apes. We and modern apes evolved from a common ancestor.

So, the "evolutionary" link is... the kid's mom?


I resemble that remark
www.cfnews13.com
 
2012-07-03 09:26:58 AM  

PoochUMD: Her problem was that she didn't know the school registrar was a little biatch who would tattle on her.


I forgot Rule #3: NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER FRIEND ADMINISTRATORS OR OFFICE STAFF!!!!

/learned that one the hard way
 
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