Teacher Fired In Louisiana For Posting Of Editorial Cartoons
Alan Gardner at Daily Cartoonisthas a succinct write-up on a Louisiana schoolteacher getting fired because of editorial cartoons that depict violence against President Obama that were hung in the hallways of the school. It's one of those stories that comes across as kind of wholly dysfunctional and super-depressing, from the notion of hanging terrible cartoons in a school hallway to the admission that the firing was driven by PR concerns to the distressing nature of the cartoons to the idea floated that some kid created a bullet hole on one of the images by dropping their marker. Holy crap, what a stew.
I guess my overall reaction is that you could have a pretty good class if there was a teacher challenging kids on their lazy political thinking and execution of same, but what's reported and what happened seems 10,000 miles away from any kind of learning experience other than maybe some kids learning the adult world is a horrible and depressing place. Also, if I had known that I could have maybe gotten teachers fired by making offensive cartoons, I would have done nothing but make offensive cartoons.