Sunday, February 04, 2007

Teacher sacked over religion row

BBC NEWS reported A supply teacher has been sacked from a secondary school following complaints from Muslim pupils. Andrew McLuskey was sacked from Bayliss Court Secondary School in Slough after a Religious Education lesson discussing the pros and cons of religion.

At least in the UK they cover both sides. In the US they just disparage religion.
Pupils at the predominantly Muslim school claimed Mr McLuskey said most suicide bombers were Muslim.
Which is the truth. I dont think I have ever heard of a suicide bomber that was not Muslim. Britain did have problems with IRA bombers, but they were not stupid enough to blow themselves up as well.
But he rejected the allegation and said the school was too quick to sack him without giving him right of reply.... The school authorities denied they were being heavy-handed and said their first priority was pupils' welfare.
I would think that of equal priority would be teaching them the truth.
"I don't think it's important what I think," said the school's deputy head teacher Ray Hinds. "It's what the pupils think that were in the classroom at the time. And they were very upset."
So if they are upset at being told the truth, you fire the teacher?

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