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A Teacher Was Suspended for Playing Lonely Island and Duck Sauce, Exceeding the Legal Teacher Coolness Limit

In a somewhat desperate attempt to teach kids by utilizing familiar media (“Why yes, reading Flannery O’Connor is like catching Squirtle!”), Vancouver English teacher Cory Rae Steeves was suspended for five days after screening the Lonely Island’s “I’m on a Boat” and Duck Sauce’s “Big Bad Wolf” in his class as part of a lesson on satire. Steeves’s students were in tenth grade, and he can return to teaching after completing a “Reinforcing Respectful Professional Boundaries” course, so no harm, no foul. Unless … dear God, do the children really think you can fly a boat to the moon somehow? Oh Lord, they’ll suffocate in the freezing cold vacuum of space!

Teacher Suspended for Teaching Lonely Island