Teacher disciplined for discussing walk-out protest

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Teacher disciplined for discussing walk-out protest

Post by bignflnut » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:36 am

Benzel says she never discouraged her students from participating in the national school walk out, but she did question whether it’s appropriate for a school to support a protest against gun violence if they’re not willing to support all protests.

“And so I just kind of used the example which I know it’s really controversial, but I know it was the best example I thought of at the time—a group of students nationwide, or even locally, decided ‘I want to walk out of school for 17 minutes’ and go in the quad area and protest abortion, would that be allowed by our administration?” she said.

She says the administration didn’t talk to her about her lecture, last week.

But while thousands of students walked out of class, Mrs. Benzel received a letter from her human resources department, informing her she’s being placed on paid administrative leave.

“I didn’t get any backlash from my students. All my students totally understood that there could not be a double standard,” she said.

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“If you’re going to allow students to walk up and get out of class without penalty then you have to allow any group of students that wants to protest,” she said.

Benzel says she has retained legal counsel and plans to sit down with school administrators, Thursday morning.
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Re: Teacher disciplined for discussing walk-out protest

Post by WhyNot » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:05 pm

was that the teacher w/ 20+ years experience in Caly? In that case, two (2) students in a class of over 100 commmplained, I guess if less than 1% commmmplains, mommy mommy, the school MUST acthen ja :wink:
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