Teacher Sells Copies of His Own Book to Students


Most of us have had a teacher who assigns their own book in a class, to make themselves an extra buck but more important to ensure that someone will actually read and (eventually, hopefully) appreciate their brilliance. But usually these sorts of tomes are inscrutably academic and obscure, like they're about postmodernism and the Other in the etchings of the Kawanakaniki tribe of the Lower Amazon, not an "honest, in-depth account of Satan's activities today." And usually, this happens to you in college, not in sixth grade.

A Brooklyn principal has reprimanded a sixth-grade teacher for selling students a book that tells how to "recognize those serving Satan and bring them to Jesus."

Steven Arizmendi sold to four of his students at Junior High School 220 in Sunset Park for $5 apiece. The science teacher also loaned copies of the evangelical novel to eight students.

Well, at least it was inexpensive. We wonder if that's because he had it printed cheaply, or he adjusted the price for people on an allowance-level salary?

Science teacher Steven Arizmendi allegedly sells Junior High School 220 students book about Satan [NYDN]