*Well, personally, I doubt if Miley Cyrus has anything to worry about. Her ass is safe with me.
But two high-school teachers at Olive Branch High School in Mississippi might find themselves in a lot of hot water. A video of them twerking in front of the classroom as students watch has gone viral and is raising some eyebrows.
The dancing teachers are identified as Greg Abernathy and Connie Lambert; otherwise, lovingly known as “Ab and Lam.”
The video aired by WATN-TV, the ABC affiliate in Memphis, Tenn., shows students laughing and covering their mouths as they watch the performance in amazement.
There has been a wide variety of reaction online, with some noting the twerking is just innocent dancing, and others questioning the judgment and taste of the instructors.
“This was poor judgment,” wrote one commenter.
“I do remember when teachers got goofy, it made us pay attention even more,” said Jackie Benners Redmond. “I hope they don’t get in trouble for this!”
This writer for one says, “Teachers” are people too. No one knows the story behind their decision to have a little fun but let me say this.
I recently saw the 2007 film “Freedom Writers.” In it, actress Hilary Swank was a teacher at a school for at-risk students. These kids hated their lives, hated white people, and hated anyone in authority. Not surprising – seeing as these people never showed any belief in them, their potential or their ability to learn. Swank was crushed and challenged at the same time. The students gave her hell. They had absolutely no respect for her…until she changed her teaching methods…Take a breath y’all, there are worse things teachers can do (and are doing!).
Give these two instructors a break.
What do you think? Can teachers have a little fun every once in a while?
Read more at WND Diversions where you’ll see Ab and Lam get their Twerk on in the video.
Watch Hilary Swank, the real-life teacher she portrayed in “Freedom Writers” Erin Gruell and a piece from the film below.
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