I am a High School English teacher. Last semester, I assigned my class Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, and Shakespeare's Hamlet. Pretty typical for an English class, right?
Well, one student who had already been on my nerves the entire year (and, I mean, he was constantly disruptive, would come into class wearing flashy dresses and excessive amounts of make-up, both of which being against school policy, but, you know, political-correctness. At one point, he actually had the nerve to read passages from Judith Butler's "Gender Trouble" during a lecture!) decided that the material in the books was too "triggering" for him.
OK, no big deal. I'll just let him pass on the assignment and offer him extra-credit shit, I thought, thinking he would stop making such a fuss.
Well, the next day, I walk into class only to find said student fuming, labeling me a "fascist misogynist" (I'm female, and have been sexually harassed by other faculty members AND students) and the principal breathing down my neck that the students got together and started a petition to have me fired for endorsing material which promotes "violence against women, racism, and other 'problematic views'."
I have since been suspended and am awaiting review. I'm still fuming all these months later.
Think of it this way, OP: two of my favorite writers (Simone de Beauvoir and Pier Paolo Pasolini) were both fired from their teaching jobs for bullshit as well. Maybe this will be the start of a promising literary career for you.
Move to the south
>mfw one kid at my high school got suspended for bringing a USSR flag to school.
None of them were physically attractive, so it could get pretty uncomfortable although I was flattered. plus, I don't really want to lose my job, so I never reciprocated their advances.
Fucking jeebus that sounds insane
But no further attention until you follow the rules.
Post tits or GTFO
Also, what do you expect from this? If you post tits and anon becomes your personal army, your fucked.
And it will get known you paid with tits.
So unless you have some really insane sneaky plan, i advice you to stop living in the US post haste. Just get out.
How did you react when they slammed you with the news? pun intended
>>petition to have me fired for endorsing material which promotes "violence against women, racism, and other 'problematic views'."
You should have done a brief lesson on the attempts at censoring or banning classical literature throughout history, then compared it to their stupid asses. If you haven't already tried to bring this up in the context of a lawsuit against the school for wrongful suspension pending termination, or gotten your union to back you, you're pretty much fucked at this point.
You fucking know where you are. You know what will come at you here. So, either comply or the fucking faggots here will keep going apeshit. If you'd quit being such a bitch they would stop and you could have this serious, meaningful conversation your stupid, dillusional attention whore mind thinks you'll get here.
Libtards enjoy deluding themselves into thinking that what they're doing is good no matter how it affects other people so they can band together and circlejerk over what great people they are.
It's the reason the vague term "problematic" is thrown around so much. Claim something is "problematic" accompanied by crocodile tears is enough for them to pass any old bullshit.
The bottom line is the end goal is always so they can delusionally feel holier-than-thou than most people amongst themselves. Their fake ideals rarely hold up under scrutiny.
Hey, it's the system you support which incites this bullshit - don'tcha think? Sure, let's indoctrinate all of the kids with pinko socialist bullshit, it won't blow back in our faces! How does it feel?
>>Clockwork Orange assigned to a tumblr-generation shitkids
I love it.
I can second that. As long as you're using books approved by your curriculum director and you can draw back to the standards you should have job safety. There is either another aspect to this or you need to get your union involved. Either way you should contact the union.
>says -esq instead of -esque
Either you're bullshitting about being an English teacher or you're incompetent and don't deserve your job.
ITT: faggots getting trolled. 11/10 OP, you have a lot of responses.
Kids, teachers use approved books and contact union reps and lawyers when things like this happen. They don't come to fucking 4chan.
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>>Clockwork Orange is really popular on Tumblr.
Popular with the easily-butthurtable crowd, with their triggers and sensitivities? I can't imagine a polyracial pansexual pronoun-confused whale being a fan of ultraviolence and casual rape.
This is why I don't believe a word coming out of this thread. Teachers in the US are under a teachers union. It is unbelievably hard for a student to get a teacher fired, save the teacher is caught fucking the student or breaking the law.
Teachers union would shit so hard all over this school and school board that the teacher would be set for life
I am an English teacher, and I can attest to the spinelessness of school administration in the face of an angry parent, regardless of how obnoxious and unfounded the complaint might be. However, the likelihood of a teacher being suspended or fired for teaching Hamlet and Of Mice and Men, works that are surely on the school's curriculum, isn't even worth considering. Combined with the fact that this farce would have happened months ago and that no font of forum outrage from fellow teachers can be found, it's fairly safe to say that OP is a fag.
Oh you triggered the poor kid? I'm not even sure what triggering is exactly, but it sounds horrible, and you should be ashamed of yourself, or some such shit like that.
Where I work if someone triggered someone else, we'd all either just laugh thinking is was a joke poking fun at Dr. Phill or whathaveyou, or try to take cover, because a lot of them guy are gun nuts.
what's it like being new.
However, you're wrong about the teachers' unions or the difficulty of getting a teacher fired. Until tenure, you have fewer rights as a teacher than any legally-employed profession I know of. (Yes I'm an English teacher and I ended a sentence with a preposition. I knew it was wrong, I did it anyway.)
The NEA and IEA will take a new teacher's dues, but they aren't likely to lift a finger if a teacher is accused of or fired for misconduct. I personally know a man who was fired in his first year. He saw one of his students stumbling along a dangerous street falling-down drunk late at night. He stopped, asked her if she needed a ride home, and he provided one. She then told her parents, who I must assume had been waiting up for her or otherwise found her in her drunken state, that it was the teacher who'd gotten her drunk. She didn't accuse him of rape or harassment, just that he got her drunk. The principal was waiting for him outside the building the next morning, and told him he was fired. No charges were ever filed. Regardless, the union wouldn't provide an ounce of assistance, and his career was ruined.
well it is. it wouldnt surprise me if a lot of Heinlein novels are popular on Tumblr for the reason of all the polyamory and polygamy and whatnot, even if the author can be considered a racist and militarist
This, ladies and gentlemen, is what tumblr leads to.
>caught fucking student
For an English teacher you don't read very well faggot. I already mentioned that as a reason for teacher being easily fired. Tenure or not, if a teacher is accused of implied inappropriate conduct with a student, true or not, can wreck the career. In no way are you proving me wrong about a teachers union in regards to school curriculum
Scott Walker frequently irritates the shit out of me, but I agree with his position on public-sector unions. Speaking as a teacher, I feel that the teachers' unions are the single greatest hurdle in improving the quality of education. Generally speaking, I'm furious that the union takes my money yet I have no say in how much of that money is spent. The NEA and AFT do not even remotely represent my views but I have no choice but to be a member if I want to teach at a public school, and I do.
>way too much erasure
>can never have too much erasure
I got assigned that. Had the glossary in the back. They were mostly slanged up versions of actual Russian words like Horror Show for Orosho witch means cool or OK in Russian. I enjoyed it.
>although some of my female students might have qualified as Nabokov-esq lolita's
Oh DOOOO TELL, teacher, teacher!
The only people who think Heinlein was a militarist are those who read (or heard about) Starship Troopers and never read another of his works. I'm unaware of him being called a racist. A number of his novels are pointedly anti-racist, such as Farnham's Freehold. One of his most popular novels, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls has an African protagonist.
I'm more accustomed to accusations that he's a misogynist. His portrayal of female characters as generally being particularly enthusiastic for getting married and having babies and (not necessarily in that order) isn't terribly feminist, but in general, his women are at least as smart, decisive, and potent as his men. Often more so. He does have a naive view of what it is to be female, but in my opinion, it's charmingly naive. A Heinlein heroine out-smarts black-hearted bureaucrats, makes babies, and leads revolutions - a far cry from other male authors of his time.
Are they supposed to help? Yes.
Do they? Rarely.
As a member of the NEA, I can attest that they will always fight for higher pay and smaller class size, and yes, they'll offer legal assistance to a teacher facing suspension or dismissal, IF that teacher is tenured.
well, his statements as a person were borderline racist even if his BOOKS were different.
>He does have a naive view of what it is to be female, but in my opinion, it's charmingly naive. A Heinlein heroine out-smarts black-hearted bureaucrats, makes babies, and leads revolutions - a far cry from other male authors of his time.
He does show women being bitches though - The Moon is A Harsh Mistress is an example of how women being bitches can act given they have all the power in the Lunar society
Well he was a dumbass. Rule #1 of teaching: you don't get involved in any sort of contact with a student that could be construed as inappropriate. A teacher always has to be thinking about anything they say or do with students on school grounds and especially outside of them. Your friend was an idiot.
On a completely cold-hearted level, I agree with you. He should have called the police.
I know this guy - one of the most decent human beings I've met. I'm certain all he was thinking at the moment was, "this person is in danger and I should help." If the world wasn't so horrifyingly cynical, he'd be considered a hero.
I haven't read any of his nonfiction or much in the way of biography, so I can't speak to what he said in private life.
TMiaHM is my favorite of his novels. I can't think of any example of "bitchiness" in it. Do you think Wyoh is bitchy?
I am an employer fag, and I know plenty of employer fags who always fuck up because they don't enforce the rules. Then one of their employees gets one over on them.
Your issue is simple, you had student how violated school policy. Instead of throwing the student in the principals for violating policy, you showed weakness allowing the student to gain perceived power. Then you made concessions furthering this self-centered twat's ego.
Had you continually report this kid, you could have stated that the school failed to enforce its policies and has failed to act in the best interests of all the students. Futhermore its failure to enforce its policies shows the school has made biased decisions in favor of this student.
You always nip it in the bud, and do the paper work. It will save you in the end.
Perhaps you didn't enjoy it. Perhaps you didn't understand it. Perhaps you wanted a happy ending. For these reasons, perhaps you dislike it. However, learn to shut the fuck up when grown folks are talking.
>And it will get known you paid with tits.
the signs are all there, you're the Great Faggot of our time
You have to have some sort of teacher council there, right?
Can't you just complain to a high(er) level that works of art are being considered to be bad and not suitable for teaching simply due to the material they contain that isn't even extreme and that were written in a time period completely different from our own and thus challenge the school's ability to hold up the standards of teaching?
Actually, it was the men who did this. Women, already at a physical disadvantage, were grossly outnumbered. We're talking about convicts here. What do you think would have happened if they sought to take advantage of men and acted bitchy? Hop on that pinball machine, Jodie, because you're going for a ride.
A majority of men refused to stand for mistreatment of women and set the rules. Women choose their partners. If they want more than one, they can have them, and the men must accept it. This maximized access to women. Women of course accepted it because it meant that they would never be mistreated. Getting free reign to shag whoever they pleased was an added benefit which benefited everyone.
Shit, it's above average for a medium-length post on /b/, and (this blows my mind, by the way) the English Language gets better treatment on /b/ than most of the internet.
Think about that. The average /b/tard writes more coherently than the average internet user. I don't know how to feel about this.
I mean, I think OP is fucking BS and this is an excellent b8 but it just disappoints me so fucking much how no one fucking gets what Tits or GTFO what made for. I get so fucking pissed when people think it's a way to get any female to post boobs. It's fucking there to silence the teases and camwhores, or to make them post results- not a fucking teacher who's ranting about their shitty students.
I mean, the story's still fake as shit but this pisses me off so much. Summerfags need to fuck off.
The power of your emoji compels me. Perhaps, but I still don't feel that women in TMIaHM are bitchy. The society reacted to its environment. There's no shortage of truly despicable (or utterly vapid) female characters, past and present. I can't think of one that exists in Heinlein.
I had no idea people were such pussies these days.
I agree. Tits or GTFO applies when a poster is attention-whoring or otherwise expecting special treatment because "i'm a grill btw"
Assuming OP is not a fag (he is) her gender was relevant to the post as it made the situation all the more obnoxious.
>I still don't believe OP's story even if it accurately portrays the utter stupidity and cowardice typical of school administrators.
Shut the fuck up you Summerfag Newfag.
Learn the rules yourself before you wanna play with the big boys.
jesus fuck why is this so hard
>"hurr durr why do you have to say you are a girl you attention whoring bitch"
IT WAS FUCKING RELEVANT TO THE STORY
op that's some bullshit
im so happy this bullshit very rarely ever happens in europe
if i was a sudent in that class then id probably be in prison for beating the shit out of him.
then again we can be very elitist, so maybe im just a bit bias.
Please OP, post this on /pol/ for further discussion.
/pol/ is great to have on your side, and they will either get you your job back, or throw enough support your way to make you a best-seller.
I understand if you don't want any of this public, but if you do lose your job and want to go that way, remember to make a post about it on /pol/.