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

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

    Should this teacher have been fired?

    http://www.fox4kc.com/news/wdaf-stor...,6698594.story

    MISSION, KAN - A Shawnee Mission School District teacher who was fired for using sexual banter in class says that he has been unjustly targeted and treated unfairly, and he says that he's going to fight to get his job back.

    Former Mission Valley Middle School science teacher Ryan Haraughty says that he can't believe that he has been fired.

    "In my opinion, there is an abuse of power there," said Haraughty.

    Haraughty says that the charges that led to his dismissal are based on a single incident, when he drew a map of the United States to help explain how the jet stream works.

    "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."

    But one parent did dwell on the incident, and complained to the school. And now Haraughty is out of a job and his students left without a teacher.

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

    If this were the first incident of such behavior....no, he shouldn't have been fired. He should have been disciplined because it was inappropriate for him to say this in a middle school classroom. If it were a pattern of such behavior than after warnings and other discipline, termination would be appropriate.
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    Re: Should this teacher have been fired for his 'sexual' joke?

    And we now see why I will never be a teacher. I'd never last through the first day.

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

    In this case there was no history of anything like this.

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

    Assuming that the man's statement that this was his first offense is true, then he should absolutely not have been fired. The comment was mildly innappropriate and he should have been given a warning about it, but firing him is way out of line.
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    Re: Should this teacher have been fired for his 'sexual' joke?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    And we now see why I will never be a teacher. I'd never last through the first day.
    It's a good thing they don't have litmus tests like this for parents. I'd be fired, for sure.

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    Re: 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?

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

    Stupid, useless parents like the one here is why there is a teacher sortage in the country.
    Spend years getiing a degree, then lose your job over a off the cuff remark. They should force that parent to try to teach those "wonderful" children at that age.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    How in the hell do we know? Do we have all the details? Then how are we to judge? There is no point in starting a poll on every trivial news story that comes along.
    There's no point in posting on threads you dislike.

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