A majority of those in the teaching profession tend to shy away from Facebook accounts. You don’t necessarily want a public outlet for your students to see into your private life. Let alone their parents angry for that “C-” you gave them on their last exam. Plus, you can’t post drunken party pictures lest your name come up at school board meetings. Hence, why all the teachers we cover engaged in illicit trolling of their underaged student population use Snapchat and text. Facebook come-ons won’t provide you much secrecy.
Lydia Ferguson of The Ousedale School in England for middle and high-schoolers found herself in unexpected administrative trouble for merely posting a “provocative” selfie on Facebook. That term apparently used by condemning administrators prior to dismissing her from service pending further investigation. Though based on more convention modern selfie standards, fairly conservative. A little leg and a little upskirt in cocktail dress? It was too much for the Footloose Elders running Ousedale.
A number of students claim they overheard Ferguson, a member of the pastoral team of all things at the large school an hour north of London, being reprimanded by a senior official at the school for being “sultry”. But the head of the school disagrees:
If we have any concerns about a staff member, this would not be discussed with students. We are aware of rumours but conclusions are being drawn which have no factual basis.
And the best way to clear up rumors that Ferguson was suspended for this Facebook photo alone would be to make generically bland statements that shed zero light?
Students at the school immediately began a social media protest to bring back Ms. Ferguson. Boys who finally see up the dress of their hot pastoral teacher can be easily motivated. But also parents seem to be flocking to the defense of Ferguson’s not all that racy, though obviously unnecessary Facebook photo. The word “prudish” is being thrown out quite a bit. You don’t see that as a put down much in British society. It’s typically their gold standard of behavior.
It’s impossible not to recall four paragraphs ago and the explanation for why teachers and other public individuals don’t have public Facebook accounts. Lydia Ferguson was obviously going for a little something something on her stream. It’s not a big something something, but all the same, why share it with your uptight 18th century school administrative body? Nice legs for a pastor.