Two clips of a Wisconsin teacher berating a student over wearing a mask were posted to TikTok last week, and has landed her on administrative leave. The teacher at Poynette High School can be seen shouting at a student who appears to have pulled his mask down from his face.
“I don’t care if you’re vaccinated, you little dink. I don’t want to get sick and die. There’s other people you can infect, just because you’re vaccinated” the teacher can be heard saying in one clip.
“You know what, you’re not a special person around here” the teacher adds. She then gets personal, saying, “you should hear about how everybody talks about you. You’re a jerk.” The student responds, “I know how people talk about me. I don’t care how people talk about me.”
The conversation does get quite comical. The teacher tells the student he needs to “have respect for other people in your life.” The student says he does, and the teacher responds, “you’re not a big man on campus. Quit walking around here like you have a stick up your butt.”
The student’s comeback is that he walks the way he does because he’s “just trying not to crease my shoes” to which the teacher responds, “it’s not literal, ya dummy.”
After NY Passes Recreational Marijuana, Colleges Increasing ‘Higher’ Education Courses
Higher education is taking the term quite literally. Since the passage of recreational use of marijuana in New York, its colleges and universities are taking the opportunity to add “new courses about cannabis to the syllabus to prepare students for jobs in the budding industry” reports the New York Post.
The courses are “not just offering tokin’ lessons on the history of week, either.” The New York Post reports, “Online Excelsior College is marketing new master’s degree courses in marijuana leading to a graduate certificate in ‘Cannabis Control,’ as well as expanding undergraduate classes.”
Dean of Excelsior’s graduate program Scott Dolan says students will learn about the complexities that the marijuana industry will have to operate in, including complying with numerous government regulations. Dolan also suggests accountants, lawyers, health professionals and people in the insurance industry would benefit from taking the course which will cover “social equity, environmental sustainability, corporate responsibility and public finance.”
The New York Post writes:
Weed is also turning into fertile ground for New York’s public university systems, whose colleges offer degrees in agriculture and law, biology, medicine and business.
Currently, 10 different SUNY campuses offer courses tied to the marijuana and hemp industries. The number of cannabis courses, certificate and training programs and degrees offered to students will “absolutely” increase to match students with new jobs in the emerging marijuana industry, said SUNY Chancellor James Malatras.
“Our mission is to provide access to students to meet workforce demands,” Malatras said in a Sunday interview. “This is not a simple matter. This a seismic shift in the law,” added Malatras.
Florida Bill May Negatively Affect 'Woke' College Majors
Students applying for scholarships that want to pursue degrees with low employment prospects, may have to change majors if they want state funding.
Florida lawmaker, Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Ocala sponsored bill SB-86, which is on it’s way to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education after passing in the Senate Education Committee earlier this month.
Under the proposal, money from Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarship program would be exclusive to students who choose to pursue a degree from a list approved by the Board of Governors and Board of Education.
An initial version of the bill proposed that students who pursue degrees not on the list would be eligible for scholarship money up to a maximum of 60 credit hours – which is roughly half of a full four-year degree.
The Senate on Monday revised the proposal so that students pursuing such degrees would have scholarship money decreased by a set amount, WKMG-TV reported.
Those in opposition to the bill feel do not want government involved in where scholarship money is distributed and feel it will affect liberal arts degrees.
Baxley made good points in a letter he wrote to senators on Monday saying that he would like students to pursue their passions, but noted that “higher education comes at a significant cost to both students and taxpayers and there needs to be at least some element of career planning involved.”
“We have awakened a giant. We have to reconnect the education and economic model and we have begun that process,” Baxley wrote.