It’s the age of tweets and Intagrams. Whenever we see something that’s different, we take a picture and put it up on different social media platforms. Now imagine getting suspended from high school for tweeting something in today’s era, It sounds weird, doesn’t it?
A high school student from Texas sort of protested taking an apparently "unneeded" test by posting a picture on twitter and ended up getting suspended.
Kyron Birdine, who’s a junior at Arlington High School, will graduate under TAKS testing standards but he was made to take the state's new STAAR standardized test, which was put into practice in spring 2012.
This test won’t have any impact on Kyron’s graduation or college admissions. This was the main reason why Kyron wasn’t really interested in attempting it.
So instead of writing in the correct answers on the STAAR test, he simply wrote in a message on his test paper and then tweeted that image:
The message reads: "I have the TAKS test to study for, not this unneeded craziness," followed by the acronym "YOLO" (you only live once).
So, for his message that Kyron tweeted, school officials suspended him for four days, calling the tweet ‘a breach of security’.
Twitter hashtag, #FREEKKYRON has been initiated in support for the suspended junior. One user tweeted:
i am a teacher and i applaud kyron birdine for refusing to take the test. #freekyron— blackalaureate (@blackalaureate) April 3, 2013
So, what do you think about the whole issue? Was suspending Kyron fair or not? Let us know with your comments.