A Valdosta State University student refused, after repeated requests, to stop surfing the web during class. The professor shut her laptop. As a reward for noticing when a student wasn’t learning, and caring that she wasn’t, the professor has been sued, arrested for battery, and—the least forgivable, since completely under the administration’s control—suspended from teaching.
Commentary fails. The only silver lining is that other students have apparently supported the professor.
I have an opinion about this. If you do too, I think a certain university president ought to hear it.
(via my brilliant ex-roommate Larry Saul at Lawrence of Academia)