Facebook and teachers: Barrow case remains in limbo; teacher remains unemployed

This is one of Ashley Payne's Facebook photos from Europe that an anonymous e-mailer said made her an unfit role model for Barrow students.

This is one of Ashley Payne's Facebook photos from Europe that an anonymous e-mailer said made her an unfit role model for Barrow students.

Ashley Payne – the Barrow County teacher who lost her job over unsubstantiated and spurious claims that she allowed students access to her Facebook page — remains unemployed and still waiting for her day in court.

I have touched base with Payne or her attorney every few months, as the hearing on the highly controversial case was initially scheduled for August but has yet to occur. She has not found another job in teaching, although she very much wants to return to the classroom.

The AJC has a news update today on the case, which hinges on who sent an e-mail to the Barrow superintendent alleging that Payne had inappropriate photos and comments on her Facebook page and that she had “friended” students.

The anonymous e-mail, which came from a fake e-mail address, was allegedly sent by a parent but the tenor and the language suggested that a fellow teacher wrote it. The photos were the standard European vacation shots of Payne sitting in cafes and beer gardens. The questionable comment was a reference to playing “bitch bingo,” a game played at an Atlanta restaurant/bar.

There was never a shred of evidence that Payne had friended students, and the e-mail clearly seemed the handiwork of a disgruntled co-worker to everyone except the Barrow school officials. Even with the lack of substantiation and the baseless accusations, Payne was warned by her principal that she best resign or face a loss of licensure. Now, Payne is suing, maintaining that she was coerced into resigning. (Read here how the system never traced the source of the e-mail.)

Payne’s case struck a nerve nationwide and remains closely watched.

According to the AJC:

Since leaving Barrow, she hasn’t been able to find another teaching position.

“She never was able to find a job because things have been kind of bad for teachers,” Storrs said. “She’s done some part-time jobs and seasonal jobs but not a teaching job.”

Since the incident, Barrow County Schools has changed leadership, which Storrs hoped would bring resolution to the case.

Wanda Creel, who took over as superintendent of the district April 1, would not comment in detail except to say the lawsuit had not been resolved.

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V for Vendetta

November 8th, 2010
11:20 pm

Though I normally abhor the practice, in the this case I’ll make an exception. I think Payne should file an enormous lawsuit against Barrow county. There are instances were teachers truly made bad decisions regarding Facebook and other social networking sights; however, that clearly doesn’t seem to be the case here. The line indicating where teachers’ private lives begin is becoming increasingly blurred. Ms. Payne should sue for millions. Let that be a lesson to ALL counties: you are well within your rights to fire teachers for contract infractions committed on their own time, but you are NOT allowed to fire them for having a life. Barrow needs to learn an expensive lesson.

Fred

November 9th, 2010
12:03 am

I can only assume comic book boy that you don’t live in Barrow County. Perhaps you should put some of your AYn Rand views in practice and offer at least one of those millions of dollars you are advocating the taxpayers of Barrow County should shoulder the burden for. But I suppose you will just Shrug.

You just have to be a Baptist bless your heart………… I mean the hypocrisy just oozes……..

Come on man, STICK to those “principles.” Don’t advocate her sucking MILLIONS from the hard working taxpayers of Barrow County because you personally as a teacher want a message sent.

She rightfully deserves compensation for her lost wages plus some punitive damages for how she was wronged, but MILLIONS? Why should her lawyer receive MILLIONS? I don’t get it. WWAD (what would Ayn do). You must ask yourself that Comic book boy.

Fred

November 9th, 2010
12:24 am

Oh, and on another note: I really enjoyed your reports on the convention you went to Maureen. You did a great job of reporting. If I have ever doubted your commitment to educating our children, after reading your recent blogs I can see my doubts were unfounded. I apologize.

Your reports on what has worked are a beacon of light in the dismal landscape of Georgia education. Yes, I send my child to Woodward, (at great sacrifice), but I am still concerned with the education of ALL children. We sacrifice vacations, new cars (my “newest” is 10 years old and blew the motor 3 months ago. I still can’t pay to have it fixed), much needed home repairs, ect… to send our child to a fine school. But I never forget that there are many who sacrifice those same things just to put food on the table. There isn’t a reason in the world why every child in the state of Georgia cannot receive the same educational benefits as my child does. I hope your latest series of blogs bears some fruit.

Sorry to have gotten of the topic of Ashley Payne.

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Ella Smith

November 9th, 2010
5:48 am

I think this was definitely a wrong decision on the principals behave. However, Barrow County’s upper administration and school board may have had very rigid views on such things as drinking for teachers. This was a little much though.

I read on the blog before that teachers 40 years ago did not look like they did today or did not socialize like they do today. I have to disagree on this comment made by that individual. I have been teaching for at least 30 years and I can assure you that we had extremely nice looking teachers 30 or 40 years ago and teachers 30 or 40 years ago did socialize and did have drinks. However, we did not have Facebook back then to post our pictures.

I do think there is a lesson to be learned from this case regardless and that is that care should be taken as educators what pictures we post on our Facebook pages. We are under an Educator’s Code of Ethic which does have gray areas left up to interpretation.

Enough!

November 9th, 2010
6:13 am

Where’s the evil Teachers Union everyone is always complaining about on this blog?? Why don’t they protect her from this stupidity??? Oh, that’s right, we don’t HAVE a union!!

Anon teacher

November 9th, 2010
6:27 am

As for a lawsuit…I don’t think teachers can sue their employers in GA, can they? I think she can try to get her lost wages back, but not sue for punitive damages. Am I right?

Steve

November 9th, 2010
6:32 am

She needs to contact MACE (Metro Ass. of Classroom Educators)and their attys.

Dr NO

November 9th, 2010
7:39 am

Typical woman jealousy. Probably some fat ole slug is the one that ratted her out.

catlady

November 9th, 2010
7:41 am

I hope that when this comes to civil trial, Ashley gets awarded payment for all these months, and any more this might go on, of not being able to work, from the school system. I also would hope the judge would order the information about the email turned over to her forensic computer people, so that the sender can be found and sued for everything they own!

This was reprehensible behavior on the system’s part, from the very beginning.

APS Teacher

November 9th, 2010
7:46 am

@ Ella- who cares what the view of Barrow admin regarding drinking alcohol is? Alcohol consumption is legal for adults over 21, regardless of the opinion of the Barrow County school system. This teacher did not drink with students, she did provide alcohol to students, she did not advocate that her students drink. She, a legal adult, had a drink. Get a life people. V for Vendetta is right- these micromanaging administrators need to learn a pricey lesson.

catlady

November 9th, 2010
7:48 am

Fred: maybe after they pay several millions, the good taxpayers of your county will DEMAND some heads roll, and DEMAND that their BOE employees FOLLOW THE LAW.

If someone had gone out and loosened a wheel on Ashley’s car, causing her to crash and become disabled, would you not expect that someone would have to cough up millions?

I think she should never have to work again, thanks to the incredibly ignorant way this was handled, both by the principal and the system.

Maureen Downey

November 9th, 2010
7:59 am

@Anon, She is suing for reinstatement.
Maureen

Dr. Tim

November 9th, 2010
8:05 am

It is actions like this that make me question my profession. School boards routinely keep unqualified teachers AND administrators because “they are impossible to fire,” but fire a young teacher like this for nothing of substance! Outrageous.

Really amazed

November 9th, 2010
8:26 am

WOW!! One of my dearest friends is a school teacher and may I add, a teacher of the year several times! My point, she LOVES beer. So, if I were to place a picture of her on facebook drinking a beer, she would lose her job??? This is the very reason that the public schools in GA are soooooooooooo screwed up. Admin and super. have their heads up their butts as to what is important. So we fire teachers that have social lives outside of school doing NOTHING illegal and we keep encouraging teachers to cheat on testing and allowing students to be passed on to higher grades. They can grade inflate and cheat on crct test etc. This is not illegal? But having a drink outside of school is???? I hope this teacher gets millions!!!! To the teacher, even though she doesn’t realize it yet… the GA school system did her a favor. Another, much wonderful opportunity is waiting for you. Hopefully she will realize that another door has been opened for her, consider this a huge favor!!!

An American Patriot

November 9th, 2010
8:37 am

And we sit here wondering what’s wrong with our school systems……this, my friends, goes in the same category as bullying. The person who sent the anonymous e-mail should, and could be caught, and be made to pay for ruining this young ladies life. There are some awfully mean people in this world, and the scary part is one of them could be your next door neighbor……someone out there knows who the perpertrator is…..and they know what they should do…..will they do the right thing? I hope so, because if they don’t, the guilt will become unbearable.

Been There

November 9th, 2010
8:37 am

Having been through this type of thing I have to say I will be very surprised if this teacher gains anything but a few headlines and being locked out of teaching in GA ever again.
In my case I was forced to resign under duress and by being lied to. Since then I have been harassed over the course of several years by employees of my former district. They have contacted 2 Superintendents I have since worked for to try and have me fired, libeled me in local newspapers and web blogs, and spread slander around my hometown.

I have spent upwards of 20 thousand dollars to track these people down through IP addresses and know exactly who it has been doing this, central office officials, principals and technology staff however the rest of the case is still pending after 3 plus years of this mess.

Pluto

November 9th, 2010
9:05 am

I hope this young lady has had an epiphany concerning the Facebook thing. If you teach, don’t do Facebook. I work with teachers that friend students on Facebook and just shake my head. Even if you don’t friend students, I don’t see the benefit.

Enough!

November 9th, 2010
10:08 am

Why should teachers not be able to have facebook pages like everyone else? True, they should not “friend” students but I have no idea why being a teacher should keep someone from conversing with friends and family. The only “epiphany” that should be had is by the stupid people who fired her over this! Maybe we should go back to the time when teachers could not marry, be seen with men other than their fathers or brothers or be out after dark!

Pluto

November 9th, 2010
10:38 am

@ Enough! Why must you resort to name calling? Also
“Why should teachers not be able to have facebook pages like everyone else?” Gee I don’t know, maybe to keep from having to put up with this kind of thing? There are certain rules of engagement for any profession and it just doesn’t seem that teaching and facebook go hand in glove. I have no account and it doesn’t keep me from conversing with family and friends.

Elizabeth

November 9th, 2010
10:39 am

THERE IS NO TEACHER’S UNION IN GEORGIA! How many times do we have to say it???

When my mother began teaching in the 1920’s, teachers could not live alone ( they had to be boarded in a” home”), could not marry, dared not date locally, dared not be seen in a “movie house”, and were not allowed to be unescorted after dark. Now we are saying that teachers can’t have Facebook pages?

I don’t drink nor do I befriend students ( in fact I block them); no one who is not my friend can see my personal pages. But I have a life, too, and the easiest way to keep up with my family far away is Facebook. I have rights, too, and I have a right to a private life. It is no one’s business what that life includes or what I do with it.

Booklover

November 9th, 2010
10:53 am

Right on, Elizabeth.

I am sorry that some posters here apparently have such small lives that they do not have the necessity of keeping up with loved ones in other states and countries in an easy and quick manner. However, for those of us who have lived in other places and other cultures, as I believe good teachers should do in order to become wise people of experience, facebook allows us to do easily keep up with loved ones far away.

Barrow County deserves to pay out the nose for treating a teacher in this manner. What example is the adminstration setting if they are allowed to bully a teacher in such a way?

Enough!

November 9th, 2010
11:45 am

Pluto, quite simply, you have no idea what you are talking about. So the teacher in question should “have to put up with this”? You must be one of those people who does not believe in individual rights. This is the same mentality that if you leave your door unlocked, you deserve to be robbed and to have the criminal sue you if they fall down while in in your house.

Been There

November 9th, 2010
12:12 pm

Let’s face it (pun intended) this Is only making headlines because it involves Facebook. If it had been something less new or novel in circumstance the AJC etc would not have noticed or written about it. It might have gotten a blurb in the local paper. Maybe.

Maureen Downey

November 9th, 2010
12:16 pm

@Been There, It is not that Facebook is new and novel since it’s been around for quite a while, but that a school system would respond so drastically to an anonymous complaint that seemed so ridiculous. I am stunned that the principal immediately took the e-mail at face value, given the stilted language and the fact that the e-mail address was fake.
I wrote a lot about it because it was so bizarre. It raises legitimate questions about the people running schools and their judgments. If we want good people in our classrooms, we have to let them have private lives.
Maureen

What's best for kids?

November 9th, 2010
12:35 pm

Amen, Maureen. I find it ironic that teachers are held to such high ethics and morals, but our public elected officials are not.

Michael

November 9th, 2010
12:37 pm

What if the teacher had gone to UGA’s homecoming and was photographed tailgating and drinking a beer? What if this photo were then sent anonymously to the principal? Would he have done the same thing? Now what if the teacher was sitting in Chilis? What if she were photographed drinking a Margarita? Same deal? How is Facebook different from any other aspect of life?

Been There

November 9th, 2010
12:44 pm

Like I said, it is novel and timely so it gets ink. The problem is with the laws surrounding it. She resigned. I first attempted to bring a suit for constructive discharge but quickly found out it doesn’t apply to school employees. My GAE lawyer told me my situation was one of the most egregious he had seen in 20 years but that I was out of luck legally.

It wasn’t until my former employers began harassing me ( with anonymous emails and nonanonymous phone calls) due to their perception that I was ‘whistleblowing’ that I wound up having even a chance at a legal case ( with a non GAE attorny I might add).

The laws for school people are very different than many believe.

V for Vendetta

November 9th, 2010
12:54 pm

Fred,

Ayn Rand supported individual rights. I would argue that this woman’s individual rights have been severely compromised–especially considering she is still unemployed. Her story has appeared on the local, state, and national stages. I think catlady is right: the people of Barrow will suffer because of the fools they have running the show. Maybe they’ll make better decisions in the future.

Pluto

November 9th, 2010
12:55 pm

Hey how many times do you need to see or know of someone who gets burned in the teaching profession to figure out that Facebook may not be such a wise idea. If you want to roll the dice be my guest. And Enough! don’t flatter yourself that you even remotely know what I believe.

Tonya T.

November 9th, 2010
1:52 pm

Pluto:

It seems the only unwise idea in all of this is to become a teacher in the first place. Not being able to do something because of the profession you’re in doesn’t seem to apply to much more public figures, so why should teachers be treated any differently?

Been There

November 9th, 2010
3:19 pm

@Maureen,

My point is this type of things happens a good bit under the radar. Bullying of teachers is rampant in this state. People are routinely crucified for ‘anonymous’ reports and issues and have no real defense. We have PAGE telling teachers not to have Facebook pages, GAE lawyers that tell you you are out of luck while agreeing you were treated horribly. This sort of thing doesn’t only happen to young girls out in the sticks. The laws and regulations are written in favor of the school systems and central offices. One lawyer I spoke with told me he was on a committee that helped write the law regarding demotion and that the simple addition of the word ‘and’ in the phrase that speaks to lowering of one’s position AND salary must be present to claim it is a demotion in a school system changed the entire intent of the committee and has led to many people being removed from positions but not having their salaries lowered so they can’t claim a demotion factored into any potential claims. This is just one example.

In my case I simply (and naively) pointed out students were being transferred out of some schools to another in the data system. Shortly thereafter I was told I would no longer be needed as I did not have the background or credentials for the position which was a bald faced lie. But, I resigned so I was out of luck.

The system needs some harsh daylight or it will never get better. Unfortunatly no one really seems to be willing to turn over the rock.

rosie

November 9th, 2010
5:08 pm

I have a problem with a school system telling one what she can and cannot do outside of the school or school day. No one dictates what a lawyer, accountant or engineer puts on her Facebook page. Why should a teacher’s posts or pics be subject of anyone’s business unless she post on school property during school hours. As long as the post was made after school hours and off campus why is it even being discussed. If a teacher can’t be pictured drinking alcohol, will the school system also make it wrong for the teacher to purchase beer and wine in grocery stores where students might work? Please tell school systems to keep their noses out of our personal lives.

Ole Guy

November 9th, 2010
5:31 pm

This sad situation might be argued from any number of perspectives. However, at the basic core lies the question of Ms. Payne’s judgement. Whether or not she actually “friended” students remains unanswered. This career-disrupting/ruining accusation, true or not, appears to be, on the surface, merely the active imaginations of the Barrow superintendent. Bear in mind, however, that, as an adult and as an influencer of kids, it is her sole responsibility to avoid any and all possibilities that her personal life become intertwined, in any form or fashion whatsoever, with her professional life. Surely, Ms. Payne is fully aware of the recent tragedies involving misuse/abuse of Facebook technology. Apparently, she choose to ignore the very real possibility of the very same pitfall and instead shared, with others, a very private side of her life. Sadly, Ms. Payne, right or wrong, has only her poor judgement to blame for her woes.

It is my sincere hope that, someday, she can look back on this unfortunate experience as a learning tool in trust.

V for Vendetta

November 9th, 2010
7:05 pm

Pluto,

There is a difference between expected standards of conduct and preventing people from doing something completely innocent. This is the latter.

Ole Guy,

I believe it was proved that she did NOT have students as friends. Maureen, correct me if I’m wrong, but I thought that had already come out.

irisheyes

November 9th, 2010
7:30 pm

I believe that she stated in interviews that she was not FB friends with any students or student parents, and her security settings were set so that people who were not friends could not see her posts or photos. I have mine set to a similar level, and if someone who is not a FB friend looks up my name, all they will see is my profile pic and my gender.

I guess my question to those who say teachers shouldn’t be on FB is, where does it end? Will a school system fire me because I went to a restaurant and ordered a drink, and a student saw me? Can I lose my job for buying wine at the local store? How about politics? Should I lose my job because of a campaign sign that I have in my yard that my administration may not agree with?

Sure, there are definitely teachers who should have lost their job over posts that they put on FB disparaging their students or student parents, but this is not the same thing. I’m with V, sue them for everything. The people of Barrow County could have demanded that the BOE reinstate her, but they didn’t. Actions have consequences. Isn’t that what everyone who thinks she shouldn’t have a FB page is saying?

Huh?

November 9th, 2010
8:16 pm

Go figure, the teacher in Coweta who tried to kill her husband by poison gets to keep her job because “she’s a good teacher,” but this young lady in Barrow loses her job over a photo with a wine glass. Unbelievable.

Ros Dalton

November 9th, 2010
8:38 pm

The bias against Facebook in the GA education culture is astonishing to me. I’ve encountered it repeatedly in just the year and a half I’ve had a child in the system. I cannot call it anything but raw ignorance. There is nothing unique or genuinely new about Facebook. If teachers are permitted to send emails to students, links to blogs, or any kind of web pages all the same content can be communicated but without the Facebook label it somehow smells better. I mean, let’s be realistic, if a teacher *told* a student “Hey, I went to Europe and had a beer once upon a time,” would that be so horrible?

There’s some weird form of mass hysteria surrounding the prevalence of Facebook behavior in teacher firings. I don’t know how it came about, but I hope to live to see it’s reversal.

HS Math Teacher

November 9th, 2010
10:50 pm

These board members, and the person who ratted her out, must have BIG EYES, BIG EARS, and a little bitty brain. What idiots. A glass of wine? Give me a freaking break!!! I hope one of the magazine shows with those pesky interviewers swoop down on this crowd, and make them all look even more backward and stupid than they really are.

cricket

November 9th, 2010
11:58 pm

I don’t think the issue here is what she should or shouldn’t have put up on facebook. This is a much bigger problem. My guess is they wanted her gone and the whole “email from a parent” about her facebook was completely set up as a means to that end. If she didn’t have a facebook page they would have constructed some other trumped up scenario to scare her into resigning. The time frame from the reception of the anonymous email to bringing her into the office to threaten her sets off my hinky meter and is reason enough to have those administrators turned into the PSC for behaving in an unprofessional manner. At the very least, they should be disciplined for incompetence and put on a PDP. The Barrow school system needs be forced to make it right by Ms. Payne in a $big$ way if only to put them and all the other districts on notice about what can happen when they mess with a teacher who is willing to stand up for herself. We need more like her.

Private school guy

November 10th, 2010
10:05 am

The principal was being judgmental and biased based on his own standards and morals. One should also keep in mind drinking is legal and she is only holding a glass that may or not contain wine. If the principal were a Muslim and fired her for not being veiled in a photograph the public would be rioting. In the not too distant past teachers were terminated for getting divorced, being married to a person of another race, being suspected of homosexuality or having a child out of wedlock.
There are so many holes in this entire incident on the part of the principal that he should never be allowed to work in a public school again or for any other government agency for that matter.
The PSC should strip him of his credentials as well.
There are many fine Christian schools in this state that I’m sure would hire him after this fiasco.

Ole Guy

November 10th, 2010
10:54 am

V, you are absolutely correct in that Ms. Payne was proven innocent of the charge of befriending students. However, I am sure you will agree that, often-times (for good or for bad…for right or for wrong), Truth, Justice, and The American Way are based, not on proven fact but on supposition, conjecture, and the very hint of impropriety. Is it right? Of course not. Is it, nonetheless, a sad reality? Unfortunately, yes.

Many years (too many years) ago, during my so-called “glory days” when the consumption of copious volumns of alcohol was an integral component of the Military Aviation Culture, Chaplain H. became a regular at the O Club bar. The good Chaplain could always be relied upon to regail us Butter Bars, Shave Tails, and idiot pilots with tales of yore. Despite the Chaplains status as a Man of the Cloth, he was viewed, by many, as a friend, and as a drinking buddy. I believe his presence, at the bar, even motivated quite a few to attend Sunday Mass.

As the story went (although I was long-gone to areas of the globe best forgotten), a senior officer, who did not share in the Chaplain’s zeal, reported, through chanels, the Good Chaplain’s presence/behavior in what was (for good reasons or bad…for right or for wrong) deemed an environment inappropriate to that which he represented.

I do not know whatever became of Chaplain H, but I often think of him, as I do those who, in one way or another, left a positive impression upon the fibers of my being. But let us not stray into the dark corners of my youth.

Ms. Payne, quite possibly like the Chaplain, while exercising a seemingly innocent pastime, quite possibly failed to realize that, given her chosen station in life, the slighest hint of impropriety stood a good chance of unwarranted magnification.

The wonders of internet communication is a marvel to which I have been privey for a relatively short period of time. However, I suspect that one’s Facebook data is available only to those select few…”friends”, if you will…who are chosen by the Facebook account holder. It is Ms. Payne’s choice of “friends”…parents, administrators, and/or peers notwithstanding…which may have aided and abeted the situation in which she now finds herself.

Thank you, V, for bring, to my attention, that detail.

Katie

November 10th, 2010
10:54 am

What happened to Ms. Payne was obviously egregious, and I agree with several posters that she should sue for zillions of dollars. She deserves it.

Having said that, I will go out on a limb here: if she had not put those pictures and that comment on Facebook, this might not have been happening to her (taking into account, as someone posted, that someone was out to get her for whatever reason).

I don’t have a Facebook account and never will, partly because of stories like this. We can say all we want that what happened to Ms. Payne is wrong and unfair, and it is. But the more we put our private lives on the internet, the more fodder and ammunition we give to whoever might be out there gunning for us for any reason. And that’s true for everyone—not just teachers.

Personally, I look forward to and hope for the day when Facebook goes the way of the dodo bird. It’s just caused way too much trouble for too many people since its inception.

j4a

November 10th, 2010
12:06 pm

Please! I live in Barrow and have children (1) in school, the other child i removed from school due to abuse from preschool teacher, this child has a non verbal disability, and last I checked all involved and knowledgeable about this abuse is still employed. I have dealt with the admin. in Barrow from the past superintendent, special education coordinators etc. Let me tell you some of them are more crooked than my great grans. arthritic fingers. I believe 100% that Ms. Paine was coerced and intimidated by the principal behind closed doors. Ms. Paine should have stopped the principals accusations when they began and requested an attorney be present to represent her. If I were a teacher I would request that all conversations, reviews etc, with superiors be recorded. I would have my own recorder on my person at all times, if they refuse to record then refuse the meeting. I have seen families of special needs kids circumvented (wrongly) to juvenile court. The admin. in Barrow county is in line with using mafia like tactics and they use taxpayers money to play these games. Believe me when I say I have felt their wrath. :) I can almost guarantee that they will not be able to cough up the writer of the email. How can they destroy a persons life without substantial evidence? I guess hear-say holds more weight than evidence in this county.

Archie B.@Arkham Asylum

November 10th, 2010
1:29 pm

@Private School Guy: Yes, you are quite right when you say that in the not too distant past teachers were terminated for reasons like getting a divorce, marrying someone of another race, having a child out of wedlock or being suspected of being homosexual. If all else failed, the powers that were could always bring out that old standby “conduct unbecoming a teacher.” In the slightly more distant past, teacher’s contracts often had stipulations that a teacher could not fall in love, become engaged, or secretly married and could not go out with a young man unless it was deemed necessary for the promotion of sunday school work. Of course, drinking, dancing, and movie attendence were no-no’s, also. We have all heard of the “Roaring Twenties.” If teachers took part in the fun, it was strictly on the sly. Teachers have made some progress since the 1920’s (Thanks @Elizabeth for bringing that up) but this incident indicates they still have a ways to go.

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chris

November 12th, 2010
7:48 am

When is drinking on your own time a firing offense. Extreme retards run these schools. Why would anyone give damn if teacher is having a drink. Stupid stupid people.