Recent appearance on America’s Got Talent notwithstanding, teenaged ironic music icon Rebecca Black has taken her share of hard knocks lately, particularly from classmates. Teasing at her school apparently has gotten so bad that Black asked to be home-schooled, which her mother Georgina Marquez has spun as an opportunity for her daughter to focus on her career. "She certainly did not need that kind of pressure," Marquez said of the bullying on ABC’s Nightline. Still, it’s not all bad for Black, who says she’s earned enough money off of her online hit “Friday” to pay for college. [Via The Hollywood Reporter]