Woman denied teaching certificate at graduation due to photo on MySpace account.
Now, when you see that headline, you think, "Oh, was she snorting coke off of a hooker's ass?"
Then you get into the article a bit, and it says that the reason behind her certificate denial was that she was promoting underage drinking with her photo.
So the next logical conclusion is that she's either got photos of herself as a teenager getting sloshed, or she has photos of some other kids getting schnockered.
Oh...so she was at a Hallowe'en party? At age 25? With a beer? Dressed as a pirate?
Clearly, this is discrimination against female pirates, and it must be stopped.
On a more serious note, I hope this woman wins her case. If the limits of her drunken revelry only extend to Hallowe'en parties, there's no reason why she shouldn't be able to pursue the field that she's trained for.
On a more personal note, I worked at a company about a year and a half ago where people were encouraged to drink at work on Fridays (and one or two people in the office just got drunk every day in Customer Service). I was the receptionist, so I was told that I couldn't start drinking until 3pm...which left me out of the game completely, because it takes me a while to get un-tipsy to drive home at 5pm. Big loss, right? Oh, did I mention that they bought the alcohol with the company credit card? Consider this: the company did tech support and printer/copier/CPU/fax repair. You think there isn't a significant amount of risk involved there? And these people were ENCOURAGED to drink at work.
Now let's look at Ms. Snyder again. Okay, she had a beer at a Hallowe'en party. Boo freakin' hoo. Give her the damned teaching certificate. Seriously. If she went through the 4-5 years it takes to get your education degree and certificate, worked hard, got high marks, and proved herself to be capable, her personal life shouldn't have anything to do with it. Teachers are people, too.
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