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    re: Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign [W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Frankly, I would expect that most people who want to work for a religious school, should not be surprised that the school requires behavioral standards. Private schools are nice to work for, if you're a teacher, but there's a price to pay for getting a cushier job than a public school system offers.

    Actually most of these small religious colleges pay less and offer fewer benefits than the big guys but they do attract faculty members who for the most part believe in the tenets of the particular faith that controls the school. BUT , almost every academician of quality does have a personal boundary concerning not only their personal freedom but also that of their colleagues. While one might not agree with all that person in the next classroom is saying, the true teacher understands there should always be 'discusssion' and dissent; it helps students learn.


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    re: Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign [W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightdemon View Post
    The statement that they need to sign doesn't seem that extreme....those things only apply when they are "near campus".
    I think that perhaps they could say "on campus", but not near campus. Only on property they directly own, and even then it's iffy.
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    re: Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign [W:89]

    "Morals clauses" aren't new. From 1915: Teacher Conduct 1915

    Here's a link to a BYU abstract on this topic:

    https://litigation-essentials.lexisn...1e306cdd955292

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    re: Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign [W:89]

    While this may be stupid for the school to do, it seems perfectly legal. Of course, they are already seeing the consequences of their stupidity.
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    re: Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign [W:89]

    My goodness, you public sector teachers are a hoot...Look, it is a private, Baptist school. You secularists educators can't stand that there are other institutions out there that you can't control and remove Christianity from the square....Nanny, nanny, boo, boo.....


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    re: Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign [W:89]

    With most of the staff leaving this is hurting Shorter more than any gay faculty member could.
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    re: Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign [W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    My goodness, you public sector teachers are a hoot...Look, it is a private, Baptist school. You secularists educators can't stand that there are other institutions out there that you can't control and remove Christianity from the square....Nanny, nanny, boo, boo.....


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    Actions and consequences, yes? The school tried to enforce a new contract and lost the vast majority of its teachers in the process which will severely hurt its ability to teach.
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    re: Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign [W:89]

    There's a name for this type of school...Madrassah.
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    re: Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign [W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    and who said sharia law would not come to the US
    clearly, our own version is alive and healthy in GA
    It's not law, when it's a policy of a private business.
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    re: Faculty leaving University in droves over statement they must sign [W:89]

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    It's not law, when it's a policy of a private business.
    It's the law on that campus, for that faculty and those students, just as Shari'a is law for those people who choose to subject themselves to it.
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