Anyway, I have no opinion on whether or not students will be hopelessly damaged by seeing a teacher's tattoo. You never know what will or will not make an 8-year-old into a nascent axe murderer...could be peanuts, maybe overexposure to Barney, maybe tattoos.
What does get my knickers in a twist is a School Board Member who doesn't have a vocabulary. In the middle of the story, I was stopped cold by,
Board member Jeff Flowers said the issue comes down to what is acceptable within the community.
“There’s a stigma associated with (tattoos), and it’s not a good stigma,” Flowers said.
I'm sorry, but good stigma?
n. pl. stig·ma·ta (stg-mät, -mt, stgm-) or stig·mas
1. A mark or token of infamy, disgrace, or reproach.
2. A small mark; a scar or birthmark.
3. Medicine A mark or characteristic indicative of a history of a disease or abnormality.
4. Psychology A mark or spot on the skin that bleeds as a symptom of hysteria.
5. stigmata Bodily marks, sores, or sensations of pain corresponding in location to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus, usually occurring during states of religious ecstasy or hysteria.
6. Biology A small mark, spot, or pore, such as the respiratory spiracle of an insect or an eyespot in certain algae.
7. Botany The receptive apex of the pistil of a flower, on which pollen is deposited at pollination.
8. Archaic A mark burned into the skin of a criminal or slave; a brand.
Sorry, I can't find the good one.