Student allowed back into class

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The Baltimore Sun is reporting that Jennifer Watson, the 16-year-old that was forced out of her anatomy class because she wouldn’t dissect a cat, has been allowed back in. The school bought her a CD-ROM to allow her to use the computer to do a virtual dissection.

One parent is quoted as saying that students should “take a different class” if they object to dissection. “This is not just you go out and kill a cat. There is learning.” Um… pardon?

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  1. adr

    Now I know school’s all about being forced into things you don’t want to do, but this is one of the most ridiculous things I’ve heard in a long time! Failing a student from the course? I’m sure there’s a much better way to learn the anatomy of a cat, unless the objective is actually to learn how to CUT UP the cat (you never know).

    I’m not sure my school practises dissection because I’ve finished all my sciences and the most they made us do was cut open a cow’s eyeball about four years ago. I know that if they asked me to do that now I’d refuse, and I know I wouldn’t be excluded from the course.

    It’s nice to know that there are schools worse than mine.

  2. jon

    Maybe that’s why my life is so screwed up – I missed that class where they dissected a cat. If only I could go back.

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