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Old 13th December, 2008, 10:26 PM
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A US school teacher has taken the somewhat stupid step of throwing the open sauce operating system Linux out of her classroom.

The teacher got her knickers in a twist when one of her students, Aaron was seen giving away free discs for the HeliOS Linux distribution and showing his mates how it worked on his laptop.

Her reaction was as though the boy was peddling drugs. The unnamed teacher apparently believed that anything that wasn't Windows was illegal and immoral. She confiscated the discs and put him on detention.
WOW, just wow....

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Old 15th December, 2008, 07:14 PM
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Typical of teachers to think they are the law when it comes to children. I wish i could go back to school sometimes just so i could stand up against these idiots.
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I'm actually kinda of reassured in an odd way. Here we have a teacher with some really bad ideas. But she IS a teacher! She does all she can to put a stop to what she believes is harming one of her students...Outside of school she Contacts people and tries to convince them not to by appealing to their better natures.

Then we have an open source guy, Ken Starks that goes to bat for a student he's been helping, "Just to make sure he has arranged a meeting with the school's Superintendent."

I don't know what the teachers response was or will be... But the student involved is surrounded by people who care about him and what he does...

I wouldn't get to mad at an uninformed teacher who works this hard...she's bound to come around with a bit of education...":O}
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That's fair.
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yes ok i guess thats kind of true...

but still....
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But still...I hear ya! One wonders who taught the teacher... they got it so right and so wrong! ":O}
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I've always found there to be two kinds of teachers. There are those that had a career prior to teaching and decided later in life to be educators. Then there are the ones that went to school to become teachers.

This teacher is obviously of the latter type, while her students may learn the prescribed lesson plan, that will be where it ends and she will continue to make decisions based on a lack of knowledge
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