Bangs for your buck: A substitute teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina, has been fired for handing out bogus "sex-dollar" bills to pupils, parodying Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. The bills were distributed by the teacher as "prizes" to students at the John Chavis Middle School. "This was unacceptable behaviour and the substitute teacher has been dismissed," said Bonnie Reidy, a spokeswoman for the school.
Boys will be girls: Chile's Supreme Court ruled last week that individual schools have the power to stop students with long hair or earrings from entering classrooms. The decision did not mention the students' sex, but was understood to be aimed at boys, who are trying to be trendy in this socially conservative nation. The court's ruling ends a long-standing, simmering dispute over whether elementary and high schools have the authority to send home pupils whose looks are considered inappropriate by their teachers. Ironically, Marcelo Rios, (pictured left) the Chilean tennis idol, is well known for his shoulder-length ponytail. But Rios, ranked number three in the world, in fact dropped out of school to concentrate on training and improving his game.Reuse content