Teacher unjustly suspended
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A teacher's reference only means something because the teacher is putting her reputation behind her endorsement. If she cannot in good conscience do so, it is utterly ethical for her to rescind her endorsement, as long as she tells the students she is going to. No student is entitled to an endorsement of their work or character that a teacher doesn't believe. The TEACHER didn't 'ruin' the student's life or prospects; the student very well may have damaged his own BY HIS OWN CHOICES, which have consequences. That's an important distinction. Schools, employers, Internships rely on references to give character references, not to lie. That is the *point* of reference letters.
Ruin some kids life??? No. She was saying she used to endorse him, and now she doesn't anymore. He, at that point, could have gone to another teacher for a recommendation. I taught seniors for years and was never afraid to tell a kid with a bad work ethic that I was not writing a letter for them. You are an ignorant asshole, and people like you are the reason why kids like this win.
I am amazed that a teacher would be disciplined for rescinding a recommendation for this student. Her reputation is on the line everytime she provides a recommendation. She should be able to protect her reputation. Her actions demonstrated professionalism.
I see that you're no longer accepting donations. Maybe you feel that you made enough money on her behalf. I have a suggestion though. Maybe open it back up and give any additional donations to the ACLU, Human Rights Campaign, or another organization that will fight against hate speech.
@Frumunda Mabahlz First of all, using that disgusting term to describe a teacher says more about your lack of character than it says about hers. Secondly, this was that teacher's business sering as how he had the nerve to ask her to take time out her schedule to write a recommendation the reprobate. Teachers don't get paid for that. They do it out of the kindness of their hearts. When this student decided to commit a hate crime, she could not in good conscience recommend him. That letter was based on her reputation. She didn’t agree with his anti-Semite beliefs, and silence is equivalent to agreement. She had every right to rescind it. And if you can't understand thst basic fact, you may be a racist.
You could have made your point without using such offensive, misogynist language. What makes you use such language? I wonder if you know the teacher personally. It just reflects poorly on you as a decent human being and detracts your opinion of what the teacher did. Think twice!
instead of trying ruin some kid's life, this cunt should have just minded her own business
It's too late to donate, but I totally support this teacher, people have no idea what teachers have to deal with on a daily basis. This whole thing is a shame....
A letter of recommendation is a privilege, not a right. This teacher willingly wrote a letter for this student. Upon realizing he was no the person she thought he was, she could not in good faith recommend him. She has ever right to take back this letter. The alternative is that her reputation is marred if the student is accepted and shows his true colors again. I tried to take back a letter of recommendation I wrote at Stoughton High School for a student I thought I knew. A student who then turned out to be a bully and behave in the most offensive ways possible. I was threatened with severe reprisal if I took it back or did what this teacher did . Kudos to her for standing up for HER rights.
Other people want to donate please open this back up.
As a former middle school I would gladly have made a contribution. Stay strong and know you are supported. Education is more than just learning facts, it's also about reasoning, analytical thought and learning through mistakes. Thank you for being an example of a principlesd, compassionate, and ethical human being. You did the right thing.
GO FUND ME, ARE YOU KIDDING ME ???? LMAO this country is amazing.