Poll: Is this correct?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by emilynghiem, May 10, 2011.

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Can this issue be resolved another way

Poll closed May 24, 2011.
  1. No, get rid of the teacher and be done with it.

    66.7%
  2. Yes, they should make corrections that satisfy all parties.

    16.7%
  3. The teacher should not be removed; it creates more problems than it solves.

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  4. Other: Please specify

    16.7%
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  1. emilynghiem
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    In Texas, a math teacher/coach was suspended and later resigned, after he made inappropriate remarks to one of his ninth grade students following the death of Bin Laden. He told her "I bet you're grieving" and there was also a reference made to "her uncle's death." The student is an American-born Muslim, so this was regarded as profiling or harassing her for her religious affiliation. When the student became distraught and reduced to tears, the teacher asked why she was crying; and when it was explained to him, he said something like "Oh, OK." From one of the members of the tennis team he coaches, he is a good man and did not intend to hurt her feelings to this extent by making a bad joke or insensitive comments (this student did not want to lose their coach over this issue, but it had already gotten too much publicity in the media). However, the girl felt so injured and threatened by these comments, her mother and the head of a local Islamic group both complained formally to the school, so that the teacher was suspended without pay. He will finish out the year, but has resigned and will not return after that.

    What is your opinion on this incident?
    Do you believe the issues can be addressed and resolved so nobody feels unsafe and both the students and teachers can return to school as before?
    Do you believe it is better to get rid of the teacher and consider that resolving the issue? Do you think that is too harsh for a verbal mistake, intended or not, that could be apologized for and corrected since no serious physical harm took place?
    Your comments please!
     
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    How about a link to validate it actually happened and it's not some Internet spam mail?
     
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    Let's just pretend it happened: It's not beyond reality. All she's asking is an opinion.

    My opinion about this situation is that the teacher went overboard with his comments, should have been drug into the administration's office, repremanded, and made to PUBLICALLY apologise to the student and her parents, and to be held accountable for enrolling in a class (at his own expense) designed to improve his "people skills."

    However, there should be (and I doubt there was) no "suspension without pay."

    If he turned in his resignation, then that was his decision.
     
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    More like it was immature....

    Many Muslims and many liberals are depressed over the death (or murder) of OBL...

    Maybe this kid had a bad attitude towards the US and Americans in general??

    Who knows. Its hard to really draw a complete conclusion if you only have a fraction of the story.
     
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    What the fuck are you talking about? That would be like me saying that many Christians and Conservatives are depressed over the prosecution of Bernie Madoff.

    Get the fuck out of here.
     
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    Mistake.

    File a civil suit and request a Federal investigation of a possible criminal civil rights violation. Otherwise this bigot will only do it again somewhere else.
     
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    Obama said anyone that doesn't think Osama needed killin' needs "their head examined"...see 60 Minutes interview.

    :eusa_hand:

    Although, I doubt it would help you.
     

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