The judge has ordered a Florida high school teacher to be reinstated after being fired for misconduct. What misconduct, you ask? No worries, the judge says it was “not severe misconduct,” besides, the district didn’t follow the union contract to a “T”, so she can’t be fired. Isn’t it supposed to be “all about the kids?”
In case you were curious, here’s minor misconduct looks like:
“You are all some lazy n****rs for coming to class late.”
“What is the point of coming to the mother f***ing class if you do not bring materials?”
Calling students “stupid” and “ignorant” and cursing in class, is also minor misconduct.
Clearly we have forgotten the role of a teacher. You know, that person who is shaping young minds? It doesn’t matter if that’s how the kids are talking. Teachers are role models. They are expected to set an example and hold the kids to a higher standard… not stoop to their level.
And most importantly… teachers are not there to belittle or disparage our kids. They are there to instruct, inspire, and encourage them.
Someone who treats kids the way this teacher did, does not belong in the classroom. She may have at one time, but she is past that point. And this is where unions become the problem. Keeping abusive teachers on the payroll who have no business teaching. It’s not right for the kids, the parents, the school administration, or the taxpayer. The only people it’s good for is the misbehaving teacher and the union. That doesn’t help educate our kids. This is where things need to change.
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