news from texass
an art teacher in austin, texas now has to fight for her job ever since attention was brought to some topless photos of her on the web.
The school district said the photos were inappropriate and violate the "higher moral standard" expected of public school teachers. As she was escorted out of class last month she was told that she's become an ineffective teacher.
The district wants to revoke her teaching certification, which would keep her out of Texas classrooms permanently. Hoover will appeal the ruling and is prepared to take the case to court, she said.
bear in mind that austin is one of the most liberal cities in texas. this makes the situation even sadder.
here is another good article from the austin chronicle which goes into a bit more detail. apparently there was no public knowledge of the website until the school sent out a letter to parents informing them that hoover had posted pictures on a pornographic website.
the teacher, ms t. hoover, defends her position that the photos were art and she has every right to post them and keep her job.
it's just amazing how hypocritical people are when it comes to women taking control of their sexuality and their bodies. this 'higher moral standard' bullshit is insulting. i remember when i was in high school in that morally upright state a security guard knocked up a 16 year old sophamore. instead of being fired outright he was transferred from the high school to the eighth grade campus. i guess statutory rape falls under higher moral standards.