Wouldn't it be nice if there were a single presidential candidate who actually understood this particular issue?
Hell, I'd settle for someone willing to admit that they don't understand... even better would be one that recognized that they don't understand, are getting some bad advice, and hired a more competent adviser.
Unfortunately you seem to be assuming that the principle started it and/or the student was completely innocent in this and similar cases. I'm not so sure about that.
While I will agree that students with camera phones will help document the problem teachers, I also believe that its too easy to take a portion of a situation out of context and abuse the evidence so to speak.
I love how some issues end up with the majority concluding which party is the victim and which is the victimiser regardless of the full story and/or lack of evidence to come to a reasonable conclusion.
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