British Teacher "Sacked" for "Upsetting" Students With a Fact They Didn't Want To Hear
Andrew McLuskey was sacked from Bayliss Court Secondary School in Slough after a Religious Education lesson discussing the pros and cons of religion.The article concludes with these surreal paragraphs:
Pupils at the predominantly Muslim school claimed Mr McLuskey said most suicide bombers were Muslim.
"I think I should've been given the chance to respond to the allegations and not in effect be ejected from a job without the chance to defend myself."So that's the new standard for employment in an English school these days . . . if the students don't like what a teacher says . . . if they say that they are upset . . . the teacher gets fired . . . whether the school administrators feel it is fair or right or not.
The school authorities denied they were being heavy-handed and said their first priority was pupils' welfare.
"I don't think it's important what I think," said the school's deputy head teacher Ray Hinds.
"It's what the pupils think that were in the classroom at the time. And they were very upset."
Gee, if I ran my house that way when my three daughters were growing up I would have been "sacked" myself!
I guess, in England at least, it is now only safe to teach the facts that the students want to hear.
Although I am not a big fan of predictive Biblical prophecy I must confess that the words and warning of 2 Timothy 4:3-4 seem to have come to pass:
For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.Sigh.