Now this is just stupid: A college student teacher-in-training is denied her degree because she posted this picture on her MySpace account with the caption "Drunken Pirate".
1. Can anyone know the contents of her cup?
2. She was of legal drinking age at the time.
3. Who gives a flip?
She is suing the college for $75,000, her degree (they gave her an English degree instead of a teaching degree) and her teaching certificate.
In my opinion, she should be suing for a lot more money. If they deny her her profession, $75,000 won't cover the first two years of work. What the heck will she do with an English degree?
"The day before graduation, the college confronted me about the picture," Snyder said Thursday. "I was told I wouldn't be receiving my education degree or teaching certificate because the photo was 'unprofessional.' "
Snyder said she apologized for the photograph, but Jane S. Bray, dean of the School of Education, and Provost Vilas A. Prabhu refused to issue the bachelor of science degree in education and teaching certificate Snyder earned.
Instead, the college issued Snyder a bachelor of arts degree in English.
Millersville University spokesperson Janet Kacskos referred questions to the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education spokesman Kenn Marshall, who declined comment.
Snyder, a single mother of boys ages 9 and 7, works as a nanny for a family in Lititz.
"I dreamed about being a teacher for a long time," Snyder said. "When I was growing up, I spent more time with my teachers than my own parents, and it inspired me to someday make a positive impact on children."
As an aside, MySpace is read by everyone. People need to start recognizing that displaying their personal life for all to see in every lurid detail can be problematic. It's nice to be ignorant of your co-workers or student's or professor's stupidity. Ah, the good old days......
H/T Boing Boing