ok, this is sort of old news, a few months old, but its resurfaced in the news again and it still makes my blood boil, and I want to hear some other peoples opinions on it.
basicly the story is this, a 2nd grade teacher took a sick day from work to be on the howard stern show in the hot wife ugly hubby contest and she wore a bikini, she won the contest and $5,000 dollars, when the school found out about this after howard stern had posted a picture of the event on his website they either fired her, or forced her to resign - this is still a bit murky Ive heard both so I wont pretend to know which, now she is unemployed and suing the school for wrongful termination amongst a few other things.
story - http://www.wfsb.com/news/16201453/detail.html
theres 2 ways of looking at this
1. she is a teacher to fairly young children and should conduct her self in a responsable , mature, way that the kids can look up to and aspire to and what she did was none of this so her termination was justified.
2. she did it on her own time away from school - plus she was not naked, she was wearing a bikini, would she have been fired if she went to the beach? what she does on her own time is her own buisness and the school had no right to fire her / force her to resign.
where I stand on this, personaly I think its bullshit, yea she took a sick day under false pretenses, which she should be penalized for, but that penalty is NOT termination, I dont think they should be able to fire her for wearing a bikini or apearing on the radio show talking about sexual stuff, I mean its not like the kids were listening to howard stern, and if they were there are bigger problems then the teacher in the bikini. if she was stark naked , or wore the bikini into the classroom or tried to show the kids the pictures / show then go ahead and fire her.
what if she went to the beach and one of her students saw her in a bikini? she is a teacher - not a nun, what she does away from school has nothing to do with what she does in school.
one last thought - one of the parents obviously saw her / heard her on this show, so its ok for them, the parents of one of these kids to listen to a radio show with that sort of stuff in it but its not ok for thier teacher to be a part of it? seems sort of like a double standard to me.