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Wednesday, December 07, 2022

Abram Shanedling

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School district right to fire teacher

Two years ago, Andrew Harris was terminated from his position as a seventh-grade science teacher for viewing and sharing inappropriate content on his computer. According to Wisconsin State Journal, some of Harris’ colleagues commented on how he would show inappropriate images during team meetings, at least once displaying pornographic pictures as students passed near an open door. However, just recently, an arbitrator ruled in favor of Harris, granting him his job back with back pay and benefits of about $200,000.

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Unacceptable to use words like 'gay' in negative context

Recently I was in the dormitory bathroom when I heard a voice from a nearby shower stall say, ""Oh man, that calc exam was so gay."" Usually I'm too groggy and inattentive in the morning, but upon hearing this I was totally awake and instantly thought, ""WAIT! What?"" Whenever I hear ""gay"" used in this context I get upset. Repeatedly I ask myself what is it that makes people think it's acceptable to use ""gay"" as a synonym for ""stupid,"" demeaning an entire community?

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