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School Makes Students Sign Work For Hire Contract
Jim Colburn, Photographer
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 10:40 PM on 09.29.15
->> Jeez...

http://petapixel.com/2015/09/29/after-controversy-high-school-now-makes-stu.../
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Mike Gatzke, Photographer
Ankeny | IA | USA | Posted: 9:02 AM on 09.30.15
->> Can someone be "hired" if they're not paid/compensated? Really, a high school is concerned about student photographers benefiting from the sale of photos? Heaven forbid that a student should be industrious and learn business by actually doing it. I've been trying to keep up with this story since it broke last May. This school district and particularly the school's principle are jerks. Anthony was following the school district's rules and the law. He had every right to sell his photos. The parents and athletes loved his photos and happily paid his cheap prices. Anthony was thrust into the spotlight when this story broke and when confronted, the principle, kept changing his story and making up district rules and laws. If this district has implemented this "Work For Hire" contract district-wide, then even they caved in to this asshole principle. It's a sad case that school administrators have no backbone and can't even stand up to employees under them, even when the employee is obviously in the wrong. Our overburdening PC culture has gotten out of control. Sad.
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Samuel Lewis, Photographer
Miami | FL | USA | Posted: 1:40 PM on 10.01.15
->> Perhaps the better question is why the District's Board of Trustees--the elected body that has, according to the District's website, "complete and final control over local school matters, subject to limitations imposed by law and regulations established by the state Commissioner of Education"--is allowing this to happen.

I guess this is another example that proves the adage that politicians are like diapers: they should be changed frequently, and commonly for the same reasons.
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