Saturday, June 23, 2007

Dad Faults Teacher for Showing Pirated Film

He doesn't want to be an ogre about it, but the father of a fifth-grader thinks teachers are wasting time when they show movies in class—and if the film is a bootleg, he says, "That's a really terrible lesson."

Tim Trewhella, 46, said his 10-year-old daughter reported that her class watched the animated movie "Shrek the Third" on Tuesday and recognized it as the fairy-tale hit still showing in theaters.

"A friend hooked me up with it," teacher Lovell Quiroz said, according to the girl.

Peekskill schools Superintendent Judith Johnson issued a statement saying administrative approval is required before a video is shown in elementary school and "if a pirated video was shown it is in violation of district policy." An investigation was under way, the statement said.

This from Teacher Magazine.

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