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Comment: Re:I agree with TFA (Zug) (Score 1) 628

by twistedcubic (#49601481) Attached to: My High School CS Homework Is the Centerfold
You guys are missing the context. It is already extremely difficult for public school teachers to get students interested in math and science. The slightest distraction in class can ruin a lesson, and repeated distractions can ruin morale and interest of students for an entire semester. A teacher would be crazy to voluntarily introduce anything with such an obvious connection to pornography, whether explicitly known or unknown. You have to appreciate the amount or effort it takes to get students interested and involved, especially in K-12 where the goal is to educate ALL students.

Comment: Re:She has a point. (Score 1) 628

by twistedcubic (#49600929) Attached to: My High School CS Homework Is the Centerfold
When I do internet searches in the classroom I use safe search, or the equivalent. (Remember Yahooligans?) But I try never to do live searches in front of students. For example, a simple search for "LaTeX" (typesetting) yields pornography on some search engines. Any informed K-12 teacher knows the existence of typo-squatters and takes steps to avoid them. All those half-naked women in the margins of your browser you learned to ignore years ago are nevertheless still there. Teachers must be extra careful.

Comment: Re:She has a point. (Score 3, Insightful) 628

by twistedcubic (#49600799) Attached to: My High School CS Homework Is the Centerfold

Are people too easily offended by this? Absolutely. After all, the top half of the image is no more risqué than many covers on modern fashion magazine.

If I were a K-12 teacher, I wouldn't even use a model from a magazine at the grocery store checkout. Doing so would suggest that I endorse the look of the model, as an authority figure, which I don't. The model's look is is usually the latest lame culture fad. This affects young girls more than you know, so why even bring that shit to the classroom when there are zillions of easily available appropriate alternatives.

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