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Only in America: The right to curse at your students

A judge protects a teacher who was fired for cursing at students — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A Florida judge ruled that a school district broke union rules when it fired a high school teacher for routinely cursing at her students. Joyce Quiller was fired in February for repeatedly using the F-word in class and calling her students "lazy n-----s." But the judge ruled that Quiller's termination was improper because large classes put her in an "untenable situation," making it difficult to "maintain her composure and professionalism."