A Valdosta State University student refused, after repeated requests, to stop surfing the web during class.Â The professor shut her laptop.Â 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, andâ€”the least forgivable, since completely under the administration’s controlâ€”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)