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Thread: Should this teacher have been fired for his 'sexual' joke?

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    Re: Should this teacher have been fired for his 'sexual' joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Or in the back seat of my car during carpool.
    The funny thing is, the mom that threw a fit over that is probably 20X as bad in her speech around her kids.

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    Re: Should this teacher have been fired for his 'sexual' joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Should this teacher have been fired?
    Yes, but not for the comment in question perhaps.

    He said:

    "I drew Florida out of proportion," said Haraughty. "The kids jump all over stuff like that, 'Oh Mr. Haraughty, Florida is all wrong. OK, whatever, not thinking, I said, 'Florida got excited.' And right after, I'm thinking, you know, but I decided I'm not going to dwell on it."
    "OK, whatever, not thinking, I said, 'Florida got excited.' And right after, I'm thinking, you know, but I decided I'm not going to dwell on it."

    If we don't want our children growing up as inarticulate idiots we need to eliminate inarticulate idiots from their teaching staff.
    Last edited by Scarecrow Akhbar; 12-01-09 at 07:33 PM.

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    Re: Should this teacher have been fired for his 'sexual' joke?

    [quote=Scarecrow Akhbar;1058397493][quote=MyOwnDrum;1058396858]Should this teacher have been fired?

    Yes, but not for the comment in question perhaps.

    He said:



    "OK, whatever, not thinking, I said, 'Florida got excited.' And right after, I'm thinking, you know, but I decided I'm not going to dwell on it."

    If we don't want our children growing up as inarticulate idiots we need to eliminate inarticulate idiots from their teaching staff.

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    Re: Should this teacher have been fired for his 'sexual' joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    What grade was it? I don't think it's necessarily worthy of being fired over it. It was a bad joke, sure, but nothing terrible. There's worse **** on TV all the time. Plus kids take sex ed, and while they aren't making jokes about it, it's not like they're completely unaware either.
    That's the relevant question right there.

    Haraughty was fired on the grounds that he created a sexually hostile environment at school.
    Then again, the US schools have so-called "zero tolerance" for sexual harassment among the students. It's absolutely fair that the same standard be applied to the teachers, if the asinine zero tolerance policy is going to be kept.

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    Re: Should this teacher have been fired for his 'sexual' joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Your response is inarticulately redundant.

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    Re: Should this teacher have been fired for his 'sexual' joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Your response is inarticulately redundant.

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    Re: Should this teacher have been fired for his 'sexual' joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    I really don't see anything wrong with it. I've had teachers make similar mildly off color jokes. And frankly I see this as a very mild off color joke. At worst he should've got a off the record talking to. Firing him is a complete over reaction by the school and I'm sure he'll get his job back. No way the teacher's union is going to allow this.
    Well, you see, there's the entire problem with the American public education system in a nutshell.

    The unions shouldn't have any say in the dismissal of a miscreant teacher.

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    Re: Should this teacher have been fired for his 'sexual' joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Cat got your tongue?


    And can someone answer what anyone would be doing letting a cat play with their tongue?

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    Re: Should this teacher have been fired for his 'sexual' joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Cat got your tongue?

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    Re: Should this teacher have been fired for his 'sexual' joke?

    Stupid to fire em. The kids hear far worse and think of things far worse that that extremely mild joke. And at a far younger age ta boot. Heck in 3rd grade us boys were flipping up girls dresses. Vary briefly mind you. Never even saw anything...no matter how much we wished we had at the time.
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