Sunday, March 5, 2006

Teach the Teacher A Lesson

(CBS/AP) About 150 students at a suburban Denver high school walked out of class to protest a decision to put a teacher on administrative leave while the school investigates remarks he allegedly made in class about President Bush, including a comment that some people compare Mr. Bush to Adolf Hitler.
While we are indeed Americans, with the right to free speech, how does that extend to the classroom of our public schools? Should a teacher be entitled to spread his opinion to impressionable young students? Or be required to stick to the teaching of facts, etc.?

This teacher was suspended (and rightfully so) with pay (not so rightfully) for forcing his liberal views and opinions upon impressionable young students in a geography class! I fail to see where his remarks have any connection to the subject he was hired to teach.

Suspension with pay is a mild reaction to this teacher's behavior. He should be immediately replaced by a respectable teacher who will stick to topics related to the subject of the class.


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