Posts Tagged With: litigation

Do you know what “wigger” means? And that’s just the start…

MUST READ! This article lays bare the tension between prejudice and racism and teaching – how do our own biases as teachers impact the conversation.  Regardless of your stance, this piece will evoke reflection.  First, you need to know what “wigger” means.  At the EdFive, we had no idea.  Secondly, the story of Lincoln Brown is also worth watching. [EF]

Lincoln Brown, a 48-year-old Chicago Public Schools teacher, has filed a federal lawsuit against the district after being suspended without pay for five days for using the “n-word” as a part of a lesson highlighting the “perils of racism,” the Chicago Sun-Times reports…

The incident occurred last October when Brown said he used the n-word after two of his students were passing notes with rap lyrics that included it, according to the Sun-Times. The lawsuit alleges Brown used the word during a “teachable moment” in the context of the book Huckleberry Finn in order to show how such language can hurt. But as the words left Brown’s lips, the school’s principal walked in to the Murray Language Academy classroom…

FULL ARTICLE: Lincoln Brown, Chicago Teacher, Sues For The Right To Say N-Word In Class.

POST SOURCE: HuffPost Education

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Teacher who sprayed air-freshener on boy suspended

Wow…just another reason to be careful about that spur of the moment decision to protect a student from teasing. [EF]

A Newfoundland teacher who sprayed one of her students with air freshener has been suspended with pay from her job, according to a statement from the school board responsible for Twillingate Island Elementary School…

Christian Roberts, 10, was sprayed with Febreze by his teacher after eating a meal of fish at lunchtime last week, according to his mother. Christian Roberts, 10, was sprayed with Febreze by his teacher after eating a meal of fish at lunchtime last week, according to his mother, Patti Rideout.Rideout said that her 10-year-old son was sprayed with Febreze by his teacher in early February when he returned to class after eating a lunch of cooked capelin. Rideout said her son’s classmates starting teasing him about the fishy smell. The teacher sent her son out of class for one period and then sprayed the air freshener on him.

FULL ARTICLE: Teacher who sprayed air-freshener on boy suspended

POST SOURCE: Mick Harper on 21st Century Fluency Project Sardine Blog

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