Florida teacher fired over ‘inappropriate’ lesson, insists he ‘didn’t do anything wrong’
Jeffrey Keene, who began teaching at the school near Orlando in January, says he will appeal his termination
Psychology teacher Jeffrey Keene told Fox 35 Orlando this week that he was notified by the Orange County School District that it was attempting to end his employment at Dr. Phillips High School following a lesson he gave related to a school shooting drill.
“When they said you have the option to resign without violating your contract, I said, ‘I didn’t do anything wrong,'” Keene told the outlet. “I said, ‘If I did, tell me what it is.’ They said, ‘We can’t do that.’ I said, ‘In that case, since I don’t know what I did wrong, you can go ahead and terminate me without cause.”
The notice from the school came after Keene says he tried to tie a psychology lesson into an upcoming school shooting drill and part of that lesson was asking students to write their own obituaries to reflect on their lives.
Firing this man is correct, in my opinion. Absolutely.
Look, I might nod an OK for this sort of assignment to be tried in a 400 level University Course – a Psych exercise or even a Writing exercise … but leave our kids alone.
Parents genuinely need, absolutely need, to get into the details of what children are being taught in the classrooms. The level of bias – personal and political – is shameful and borders often on criminal.
I think Home Schooling is the only way to insure our children learn without being shaped by people with agendas that go far beyond [what parents deem] simple education – RRR – Reading, Writing, Arithmetic … .
For me, we all need to learn … those basics … Arithmetic, Reading, Writing … English, English Grammar, Composition writing , Critical Thinking, Logic … Sciences – Geology, Astronomy, Earth Sciences…all on that list – I’ll define here as ‘Basic Education’ that our children have a right to receive – without all the rest of the chaos.
Maybe we don’t need schools and teachers any more in the way they have come to exist! Maybe, it’s time for an entirely new paradigm.
Let’s do away with these mass institutions where our children are indoctrinated with useless and harmful exposures and lies… they are targets quite literally for every warped mind and person & program.
If we had the technology we have today and were just seeking to build from scratch a school system – it surely would not look anything like what we have today.
Sadly, Schools, as they are, became a necessity for so many parents as they needed the day to work – be it office or household chores … whatever the reasons – the world has changed. And so have the needs changed. So many of our schools are nutrition centers, day care centers, places of corralling children for six or more hours a day … more than they are institutions of learning; and finally, when teaching is happening – it is the wrong kind of teaching.
Look, Technology has opened endless possibilities.
LEARNING, with some love and guidance’s is NATURAL for children … Today parents have the means to present at your fingertips – whatever content all agree are the common denominators of an Education is this Country.
I think this is the perfect time for Congress and Senate to take a hard look at the Education System of this Country. I believe it’s time to consider dismantling it in favor of something that will serve our children in these times. Our current Education System is a relic from the 1900’s.
Challenge Congress to build an Education system that gives freedom to parents and also sets standards. The House has the power to act; the Senate would surely follow their lead and both sides would ultimately unite around a proper solution – or, a plan to find one.
I’m Just Sayin’ … .