Saturday, May 5, 2012

Hundreds go deaf in India

600 teachers in India are suddenly claiming to be deaf. They happen to be up for transfer to other schools in the Yavatmal district. Teachers can be transferred after five years of working in the same village - unless they suffer a "with a deformity of 40% or more." Of the 900 teachers eligible for transfer, two-thirds of the teachers are claiming they can't be moved on the basis of this loophole. School authorities say their cases are being referred to the medical board to determine whether they are faking.