Education: Spirit & Flesh

Burning to teach, Jim Babinetz, 19, of Trafalgar, Ont., enrolled last month at suburban Toronto's Long Branch Teachers College. Last week Jim was dropped from school. The reason: "Gross obesity." His record as a star four-sport athlete in high school was no defense. Though 6 ft. tall, he weighed 278 Ibs., had a 44-in. waist, 51 -in. hips when he entered college. Explained an official: "He wouldn't make a good teacher. Obesity in teachers has a bad effect on children. There must be a limit to the size of teachers."

The edict blew up a storm all over Canada. Snapped the Toronto...

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