Ever Try To Flunk A Bad Teacher?

When students in Clementine Johnson's typing class began throwing books and dismantling typewriters six years ago, she didn't send anyone to detention. Instead she gleefully tossed back. Then, according to the Florida Times-Union, after the principal called her class unruly, she wrote a loopy letter describing the "living flesh on my true hereditary genes bones." Finally she changed her surname to God.

The decision to fire Johnson--sorry, "Ms. God"--may seem like a no-brainer. But in fact she stayed on the job another year, presumably enlivening class but probably not serving Florida's future terribly well. How did she stay so long? She...

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