English teacher fired for blogging about homophones

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01 Aug 2014, 12:18 am

The school's worried about being associated with the homosexual agenda (oh my!):

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/3 ... 37873.html


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01 Aug 2014, 12:21 am

How niggardly of them. Perhaps they should work on their pedagogical techniques.



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01 Aug 2014, 1:47 am

They are worried to be associated with "the homosexual agenda", but apparantly they aren't worried to be associated with bigotry and ignorance.
If some of the people with only a basic level of English are confused about the word, a school would be a good place to explain it to them. There are probably people who think that Homo erectus means a gay person with an erection. That doesn't mean that we can use the word for what it actually means.



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01 Aug 2014, 1:50 am

Wait until they find out that the room was full of Homo Sapiens, many of whom drink the homogenized milk.



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01 Aug 2014, 2:19 am

This is clearly a different kind of breed. Let's call them hetero sapiens.



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01 Aug 2014, 9:03 am

Not ALL of us in Utah think (or, don't think) this way. In fact, it is so few that it is funny when they step in it so publicly. Hehe.


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01 Aug 2014, 2:55 pm

Oh Dear, this sacking is super stupid. I hope the teacher sues the school to kingdom come !


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01 Aug 2014, 7:21 pm

Outrageous.

Next are they gonna fire the music teacher for teaching "Deck the Halls" because it has the line "don we now our gay apparel"?



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01 Aug 2014, 7:25 pm

naturalplastic wrote:
Outrageous.

Next are they gonna fire the music teacher for teaching "Deck the Halls" because it has the line "don we now our gay apparel"?

Hallmark beat them to it http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... ation.html last year.


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01 Aug 2014, 7:54 pm

Gawd!



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02 Aug 2014, 3:50 am

There must be more to it than this. Surely the head of the school can't be THAT stupid?


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02 Aug 2014, 10:08 am

luanqibazao wrote:
How niggardly of them. Perhaps they should work on their pedagogical techniques.


Our public schools are managed and directed by ignoramuses and incompetents. Pity the poor children.

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02 Aug 2014, 10:12 am

TallyMan wrote:
There must be more to it than this. Surely the head of the school can't be THAT stupid?


Don't be too sure about that. This is an -American- public school. Our public schools turn out a population that is 40 percent functionally illiterate.

Our public schools are 20 th in the world in Science, Math, Technology and Critical thinking. This is what our tax dollar buys.

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02 Aug 2014, 10:36 am

naturalplastic wrote:
Outrageous.

Next are they gonna fire the music teacher for teaching "Deck the Halls" because it has the line "don we now our gay apparel"?


Doesn't get much gayer than that.

Another giant step backwards is all it is in the end.


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02 Aug 2014, 11:08 pm

TallyMan wrote:
There must be more to it than this. Surely the head of the school can't be THAT stupid?


For every time you can say that we could probably find a news item to the contrary. Never overestimate other people.