HuffPo: Teacher In Guangxi, China Promises To Wear Sexy French Maid Outfit If Students Raise Grades

15 11 2012

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Teacher In Guangxi, China Promises To Wear Sexy French Maid Outfit If Students Raise Grades

Posted: 11/06/2012 5:47 pm EST Updated: 11/06/2012 5:48 pm EST

A currently unidentified teacher in China’s Guangxi province is making waves after photos of her surfaced online leading class in a sexy French maid outfit with black cat ears.

According to a Guangxi Television report, the image was the result of a promise the teacher made to her students in a creative means of student motivation: she would dress up as a sexy French maid if her students placed at the top — among other classes in the same grade — on the upcoming monthly exam. The students completed the task, so the teacher kept her promise.

The images were removed from Weibo, China’s Twitter, after it garnered 5,000 or so shares, but not before it received widespread praise and criticism.

Some commented that the educator should be named the “2012 National Model Teacher of the Year” or considered among “China’s Top 10 Most Remarkable People,” Guangxi TV reports. While the teacher’s staunch supporters vouched for her integrity for honoring a commitment and thinking creatively to motivate students, her critics called the move a distraction from the seriousness of the classroom, with one asking, “What if her original promise was to go nude? Would she keep that promise, too?”

The Guangxi teacher’s move doesn’t stray too far from that of Indiana computer teacher Tara Borgonah. The Hershey Elementary teacher had, in the past, dressed up like Hannah Montana to motivate her students, and most recently kept her promise to dye her hair purple if 95 percent of third, fourth and fifth graders passed their typing test. All of her 325 students passed, the Journal and Courier reports.

Borgonah didn’t seem to receive quite the criticism garnered by the Guangxi teacher. Hershey Principal Linda Fields called Borgonah and a fellow teacher “amazing.”

“They will do anything to motivate children,” Fields told the Journal and Courier. “Not many people would go that far.”

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15 11 2012
pouringmyartout

That is just pure dedication.

17 11 2012
happyflowerwordzoo002

How odd the motivation required for test results of no consequence a few decades hence?

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