St. Louis Teacher Fired For Thanking A Stand – IOTW Report

St. Louis Teacher Fired For Thanking A Stand

Jim Furkin, who worked for ten years as a substitute teacher, was filling in for a high school freshman English class when he asked students to stand for the pledge of allegiance. After the pledge Furkin thanked those who rose, a student who did not took offense. More

8 Comments on St. Louis Teacher Fired For Thanking A Stand

  1. Fail to rise for the pledge…. Go someplace else.
    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell

  2. The young man has a First Amendment right to disrespect America and not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. Conversely, we have a right under the First Amendment to call out that person as an asshole.

    The Board of Education had an opportunity to teach this concept as well as the concept that actions have consequences, although the teacher did nothing so drastic such as call out this kid. But this is St. Louis, and the BOE is undoubtably a bunch of liberal elitists so their message was exactly what they wanted it to be – bow to us or suffer the consequences.

  3. wonder if all these little snowflakes would find a better life in a less repressive country … maybe ……… the Caliphate of France? Mexico? … Honduras?

  4. In his lawsuit he can claim that his firing brought him great pain, “I’ve Been Hurt By Your Firing Me, For No Good Reason.”

  5. The picture with the article has flags behind the school board as the dismissed teacher is in the foreground. The two center flags say acceptance and integrity- one is forced to wonder what is the definition that the folks on the Board use for the integrity word? Accept what exactly and the integrity word….? Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.


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