News in Brief: A National Roundup
Teacher Dismissal Upheld
A North Carolina judge last week upheld the firing of a high school chemistry teacher who had students drink milk until they vomited to show how the body regulates acids. A lawyer representing Jeff Ferguson, who was a probationary teacher in the Johnston County school district when he led the classroom experiment in November 2003, said last week that the teacher was considering further legal action to challenge the nonrenewal of his contract last June.
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