robbaker saidNo the school didn't fire her because of her sexual orientation it's because she doesn't know how to teach .most teachers can't anyways and they definitely can't teach anyone common sense since most teachers lack that themselves.she was probably too busy glued to her iPhone like most of todays generation are.humans are going to be replace by robots soon. And were going to become like the walking dead.
And your speculations ("she doesn't know how to teach"; "most teachers can't [teach] anyways and they definitely can't teach anyone common sense since most teachers lack that themselves"; "probably too busy glued to her iPhone") are based on WHAT exactly? Do you have any proof about this particular teacher? Or about "most" teachers?
Adding to the "she doesn't know how to teach!" flawed speculation: The employee in this case had not even started working at the school yet. (Plus, she was hired as a college counselor, not a teacher, a technicality TNCRM missed).
She was hired before the summer and then, once she revealed she was lesbian and in a relationship during the summer, withdrew the job offer offered a year's severance... in exchange for her silence on the terms and acceptance of a "heart-felt" script written by the church on why she's no longer going to be employed there.
No matter what place of employment you run, you don't run off "bad" employees with a year's severance pay... especially when they haven't spent a day in front of your consumers yet. Not unless you realize, deep down, the problem isn't the employee.
The New Civil Rights MovementWhen 27-year-old Lauren Brown got a teaching job at St. Mary’s Catholic prep school in Portland, Oregon, she thought her life was falling into place.
“I honestly visualized my entire life there during my interview,” she told Williamette Week.
Her job offer stated that the school was “so excited that you will be a part of this legacy.”
And then after she told an official at the school she was gay, and asked her what would happen if she got married, she was asked to come in for a meeting. The school gave her a letter rescinding her offer and offering her severance pay – a full year's salary – in return for her silence on the matter.
The letter also asked Brown to agree not to sue and to not “disclose such terms” to anyone except family members, attorneys, and accountants.
They even had the gall to script her Facebook message for her, with a heart emoticon included.
“However, Brown may post on her social media pages the following statement to describe her separation from St. Mary’s: “Friends, I want to let you all know that I will no longer be at St. Mary’s in the fall. Please message me if you know of any jobs available <3," the letter reads.
From the linked article in TNCRM:http://www.wweek.com/portland/article-25286-vow_of_silence.html
Willamette (Ore.) WeekLauren Brown seemed a perfect match for St. Mary’s Academy.
The 27-year-old from Bloomington, Ind., graduated in 2010 with a math degree from Lewis & Clark College.
She made such a strong impression that Lewis & Clark hired her right after graduation to work in the admissions department, where her boss says she excelled.
After five years there, Brown decided she wanted to work more directly with students and decided to take a pay cut to work at St. Mary’s as a college counselor.
St. Mary’s has long been one of the state’s top prep schools. Although the downtown Portland all-girls’ high school is Catholic, St. Mary’s served girls from all backgrounds since its founding in 1859. The school’s mission statement pledges “a diverse community” with a “dedication to social justice.”
Brown was thrilled in April when St. Mary’s offered her a job for the fall term. “I honestly visualized my entire life there during my interview,” she says. “Retirement seems like the only reason anyone ever leaves St. Mary’s.”
Then, during the summer, Brown told a top school official that she was gay. That changed everything.
Documents Brown shared with WW show St. Mary’s withdrew its job offer this month—and promised Brown a year’s salary and benefits to keep her quiet.
It could be that some RJ users did have teachers so bad they didn't teach them how to read before opining (either that, or the RJ student was too busy bullying while the teachers were doing their job), thus they shake their fists at teachers en-masse
as an "adult."