Newswire: Get Involved, Internet: Help pay court costs for the teacher jailed for screening The ABCs Of Death

When talking about the case of 58-year-old Ohio substitute teacher Sheila Kearns, who was recently convicted of multiple felony counts of disseminating matter harmful to juveniles and sentenced to 90 days in jail for showing the horror anthology film The ABCs Of Death in five high-school Spanish classes, it’s hard to avoid one seemingly objective truth: Kearns was really bad at her job. In fact, someone who shows that level of disinterest in their students—Kearns’ defense largely revolved around her not screening the film beforehand and not paying attention to what was going on in her classroom—probably shouldn’t be allowed to teach at all. But if we sent everyone who was bad at their job to jail for it, then our prisons would be overflowing with Comcast customer service representatives and McDonald’s marketing executives, and nobody wants that. (Well, maybe this lady.)

Anyway, the point …

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