10th Grader Gets Detention for Using Firefox (UPDATE: HOAX)

7 thoughts on “10th Grader Gets Detention for Using Firefox (UPDATE: HOAX)”

  1. Patricia Bealmear is a stupid old biddy who shouldn’t be teaching.
    Email Superintendent Richard Fry (rwfry@bigspring.k12.pa.us) and Principal John Scudder (jscudder@bigspring.k12.pa.us) by Wednesday to explain how this student was just being more efficient in his work and shouldn’t be punished.

  2. This makes me very, very concerned about the education of our country’s youth.

    Do all these obsolete curmudgeons join the teaching profession just so they can exercise control over our youth and feel less adequate about their ignorance?

    When I was a sophomore at Ridgewood High School in NJ (roughly 1995) I was researching stocks on Yahoo! Finance on a public computer in our school library. The librarian kept telling me to stop looking at that web site because it was not “school related”.

    Note: my parents were paying tens of thousands of dollars in taxes to this town mainly because of this “top-tier” regional school.

    I was suspended the next afternoon for TWO DAYS.

    Are we training our children to think on their own or be mass-produced robots? The answer is pretty obvious.

    I’m definitely not sending my children to a regular school…

  3. I think the problem is mostly that there are teachers who do not undersatnd computers or the internet or why one browser is better than the other. Nor do they bother to understand. The teacher could have become more involved with the students work and motivation by inquiring as to why it was better, in which case she could have learned that tabbed browsing could have made organizing and keeping track of the information easier and more efficient than keeping separate windows open and flipping through them. Or perhapps the student was just more used to using firefox altogether becasue maybe thats what was used at home.

    Thankfully, there are people with authority out there like principals, like the first person who posted mentions, who might be concerned as to how their schools are being taught or managed and weather the people there are making it a reputable and fun school fo everyone to come learn at or not.

  4. Read the whole post!!!! It was all a lie…..he photo shoppedf the letter. You people are so lame. Ms. B is th best teacher we ever had so STFU

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