A township teacher who lost her tenured position and whose teaching license was suspended after she made fun of a curse word in a student’s name has lost her appeal.
Yvette Nichols had appealed an October decision [pdf] by the state licensing agency for teachers the Board of Examiners suspending her teaching certificate for a year for posting a screenshot on Facebook of an assignment a student had completed, which instructed students to “practice writing my name the kindergarten way.” Nichols’ Facebook post, however, focused on the curse word in the student’s name.
What is this story missing? Right:
The decision does not specify what the student’s name was, or what curse word it contained.
Theoretically, I suppose, the child could have been named for a marginally famous river, like the Washita.
(Via Strong Language.)