Students at an Israeli high school were in an uproar on March 11 after a teacher mistakenly sent them an internal e-mail that spelled out what faculty members really thought about them.
“Not too bright,” “Liar,” “Tactless,” “Big Baby,” “Anti-social,” “Has a thing for boys” and “Sick-o” were some of the descriptions on an Excel spreadsheet that landed in students’ e-mail boxes.
Protesting outside the Yitzhak Rabin High School in Kfar Saba, a town north of Tel Aviv, students pinned some of those descriptions on their shirts and demanded an apology, which its principal made.
“We will draw conclusions about our behavior and the way we express ourselves,” the principal, Ruth Lazar, was quoted as saying by the YNet news site.
The list, which also contained praise for a number of students, was compiled by teachers as a guide to potential misbehavior by the teens due to take part in a school visit to Holocaust sites in Poland.
One of the teachers inadvertently copied the list to students who signed up for the trip, the school said.
1. uproar n.
公憤；譁然 (gong1 fen4; hua2 ran2)
例: The leak caused an uproar in the press.
2. have a thing for v. phr.
喜歡；對…有意思 (xi3 huan1; dui4 … you3 yi4 si5)
例: He has a thing for all things Japanese.
3. inadvertently adv.
不小心地；意外地 (bu4 xiao3 xin1 de5; yi4 wai4 de5)
例: His name had been inadvertently omitted from the list.