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TN Teachers Not Amused by “Booty Shakin’” Restaurant Promotion

September 5, 2007

Nashville, TN – A new restaurant promotion in Tennessee is getting a failing grade from teachers. The commercial for the Hardee's restaurant chain shows a teacher dancing on top of her desk, while high school boys "rap" about her body. Tennessee Education Association
"The focus should be on student achievement, and not what the teacher's butt looks like. Hardee's is exploiting high school students and teachers for money."

Wiman says with school just getting underway, the Hardee's campaign undermines serious work being done in Tennessee’s public schools.

"We need to remember that we have lots of teachers in this state who are doing everything they can in our high schools to make sure that the Governor's program of rigor and relevance is going to be implemented."

Wiman encourages anyone offended to call local restaurants, or Hardee's corporate offices, to voice their concerns. Hardee's has not yet responded to the complaints.

Deborah Smith/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - TN