Illinois teacher reprimanded for gay slur

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  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I thought I'd heard it all, but this one really takes it. This happened at a school in our suburbs. The slime should be fired. How this could even be considered remotely OK is beyond me.

    http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2009/10/14/Teacher_Warned_on_Gay,_Racist_Slurs/
     
  2. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Stuff like that should be zero tolerance in my book. This is a teacher saying this stuff to children. Ridiculous.
     
  3. gilkisson macrumors 65816

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    You have to admire the guy for one thing, at least. When he set out to write the tombstone inscription on his career, he wanted to write it in big letters: "Piss Them All Off At Once".

    Not the sharpest tool in the shed, to say the least.
     
  4. Tower-Union macrumors 6502

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    I've always been a little confused by what constitutes a slur. . .

    I have homosexual co-workers who are VERY offended by the term "gay" and then I have other ones who are PROUD to be called "gay". (Ironically two of them who both have polar opposite opinions on the matter are dating :rolleyes:). I previously had a male co-worker who referred to himself as a fag (and hated "flamers").

    I'm Not defending what this guy said, it was clearly mean't with malice and unnacceptable. I'm just saying I'm not sure things are really set in stone with regard to whats a "slur" and what isn't.
     
  5. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    It completely shocked me. If I were a parent, I'd be pulling my kid out of that guy's class.

    This was definitely malicious- that's what constitutes a slur.
     
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  7. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Can you imagine being in this guy's class and being black or gay or both? My god!
     
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    Don't worry, I'm gay and this stuff still confuses me to no end.

    Also:
    WTF? Reprimanded? That's it. That's it?
     
  9. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Yep- that's it. Unbelievable.
     
  10. iGary Guest

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    It's bull *****.

    Language like that in front of high school students?

    I'm sure the teacher union will defend him tooth and nail, though.
     
  11. Peterkro macrumors 68020

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    It's part of the Unions job to defend him although in this case it sounds completely indefensible .
     
  12. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    If I were a union boss, I'd be throwing this guy to the wolves.
     
  13. Macaddicttt macrumors 6502a

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    I'd probably fire someone who said that in any workplace, let alone as a teacher to students. :mad:
     
  14. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Then you'd be considered a bad union boss ;)

    It's my experience that unions will protect their employees no matter what they do. I worked at a union grocery store and pretty much the only way to get fired was to be caught stealing. Poor job performance, and in the case of management, treating every single employee like ****, was not enough to get reprimanded.
     
  15. DarkHeraldMage macrumors 6502a

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    I feel so bad for the students who are going to have to continue being in this man's class. I agree with others here in that I'd have my child pulled out of his class quickly and make a vocal appearance at any upcoming PTA meetings the school might hold.

    I had a high school teacher who was a slightly more toned down version of this guy. He allowed cheerleaders and other students to get up and ask fellow students to donate money to fundraisers for all kinds of things, but when I did the AIDS walk and asked him if I could ask for money as well, he said he wouldn't let me ask for money for something that "they are doing to themselves". And I had to sit in his class for the rest of the semester.

    I wouldn't wish that level of uncomfortable-ness on anyone.
     
  16. Wotan31 macrumors 6502

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    x2, yet another reason why unions are obsolete. It's *extremely* difficult to get fired if you are a union worker, no matter how poor your job performance.
     
  17. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a

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    Barack Hussein Obama

    mmmm mmmmm mm

    Barack Hussein Obama
     
  18. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Get out, troll.

    Anyway, I can't believe this guy has a job still.
     
  19. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    What the hell are you babbling abut?
     
  20. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

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    I was wondering the same thing.

    And the teacher is an ******. He should not be able to teach minors (or anyone really).
     
  21. Rt&Dzine macrumors 6502a

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    It's not a full moon :confused:
     
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    ^^did you think to complain? Not that it would've mattered I suppose. Teacher unions are the worst and will rub their tenure in your face. Termination is what should be done for these teachers.
     
  23. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    That's sad :(. This guy really needs firing to be honest.
     
  24. DarkHeraldMage macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't. I was a sophomore and not yet in the mentality to cause waves when it was needed. I just wanted to fade back into the background.
     
  25. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    I saw a clip of little kids doing that tune at school or something, I don't know what it was about or what hes referring to in this post though.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JmmFeR7CY0
     

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