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#1 DonLever

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:09 PM

http://www.ctvnews.c...-fired-1.956885

The Edmonton teacher who was suspended last spring for giving out zeros for incomplete assignments has been officially fired.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:30 PM

So what he handed out zeroes, if an assignment isn't completed then that's what it is, a zero.

What a stupid reason to be fired.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:35 PM

This is why the world is becoming dumber.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:36 PM

make not sense.......a zero is a zero if assignment is incomplete or not handed in......this happen in every level especially College automatic Zero
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:41 PM

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make not sense.......a zero is a zero if assignment is incomplete or not handed in......this happen in every level especially College automatic Zero


Exactly.

I'm absolutely mind boggled that he got fired. He seemed like a great teacher too. I hope the superintendent and school board get what's coming to them.

Always illustrates so well what's wrong with our world today

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Can't reward students like that for not doing their assignments. :picard:

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:41 PM

That's one ugly black mark on the Edmonton School Board. The teacher was right for handing out zeroes. I hope the community gives him their full support and demands his reinstatement.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:42 PM

So what he handed out zeroes, if an assignment isn't completed then that's what it is, a zero.

What a stupid reason to be fired.


He was fired for not following Edmonton's School Board Policy of giving behavioural codes like MPA for incomplete work, rather than handing out zeros.

So he was fired for insubordiation - not following the bosses instruction. It is like you disregarding instructions from your boss. It is a justifed cause for dismissal.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:43 PM

He was fired for not following Edmonton's School Board Policy of giving behavioural codes like MPA for incomplete work, rather than handing out zeros.

So he was fired for insubordiation - not following the bosses instruction. It is like you disregarding instructions from your boss. It is a justifed cause for dismissal.


Why is the ESB so afraid of their students getting zeroes?
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:44 PM

He was fired for not following Edmonton's School Board Policy of giving behavioural codes like MPA for incomplete work, rather than handing out zeros.

So he was fired for insubordiation - not following the bosses instruction. It is like you disregarding instructions from your boss. It is a justifed cause for dismissal.


Are you defending this stupid policy :wacko:

Its a load of crap.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:47 PM

Are you defending this stupid policy :wacko:

Its a load of crap.


No, not at all. It is the Edmonton School Board who should be fired for this stupid policy. But rules are rules. The teacher did not follow school board policy.
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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:51 PM

This is why the East is catching up
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:02 AM

He was fired for not following Edmonton's School Board Policy of giving behavioural codes like MPA for incomplete work, rather than handing out zeros.

So he was fired for insubordiation - not following the bosses instruction. It is like you disregarding instructions from your boss. It is a justifed cause for dismissal.


Giving a kid a MPA would be the same as giving a zero, so there's no reason for that rule to be in place. That would be like getting fired for saying a kid got "perfect" on a test when they really should have just gotten a 100%.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:12 AM

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He was fired for not following Edmonton's School Board Policy of giving behavioural codes like MPA for incomplete work, rather than handing out zeros.

So he was fired for insubordiation - not following the bosses instruction. It is like you disregarding instructions from your boss. It is a justifed cause for dismissal.


I love the irony that the Edmonton School Board is holding this teacher accountable with the harshest possible punishment for his "insubordination" when the reason they are doing so is because the teacher held students accountable with the harshest possible punishment for THEIR insubordination.

Think about that for a minute....
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:13 AM

I have to agree with Lever. This teacher was fired for not following the rules in place and insubordination. The policy might be absurd but it is still the policy so he should not be surprised to be fired. It is not unlike those El Monte lifeguards who were fired after their video popped up online.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:14 AM

Firing is a little harsh and somewhat belittling...maybe an open ended vacation or a perminant leave of absence without pay. No doubt done out of protest of a dumb policy.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:17 AM

Imagine these self entitled little princelings trying to join a real workforce on a few years. When I was in school, I had the fear of God instilled in me that if I didn't turn in an assignment or a paper I was as good as dead. Who are these kids, they have no respect for their parents, their teacher, or themselves. All they care about now are their 300 dollar headphones and texting during class. Piss ants.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:38 AM

Accountability is supposed to be a main life skill learned and reinforced through school. Teachers have much less opportunity to support that learning now. I understand that being positive and trying to support children in a positive way is a step forward in many ways in the field of teaching. But every once in awhile a good dose of harsh accountability - like a 0 on an assignment - is healthy and supportive in its own way as well.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:02 AM

Why is the ESB so afraid of their students getting zeroes?


Because politicians don't like their kids getting zeroes when they're doing exactly what their parents are doing: sweet f-all.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:04 AM

Charles Sykes wrote the 11 rules of life for young people.

This is rule number 8:
Your school may have done away with winners and losers,
but life has not. In some schools they have abolished
failing grades and they'll give you as many times as
you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the
slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:40 AM

Fire the teacher for all they want. The students still suffer in the end.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:32 AM

So what he handed out zeroes, if an assignment isn't completed then that's what it is, a zero.

What a stupid reason to be fired.


They don't want the kids to have their precious feelings hurt with a dose of reality.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:53 AM

Half of my teachers would have been fired if they taught at that school. I received a couple zeros from teachers but some of my friends used to constantly get zeros. Now we all know that we should always do our work.

Edmonton School District is messed up.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:57 AM

What? What's wrong with that?

Incomplete assignment = 0
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:05 AM

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 09:14 AM

If you do 0% of the work, then 0% of the mark is exactly what you deserve.
Kids these days are really on the fast track to becoming spoiled brats, it's things like this that let them know they can get away with that behaviour.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:33 PM

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 12:47 PM

You are not a spoiled brat for failing to comply with the standards applied to you at a forced labor camp.
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 01:26 PM

Looks like he was on his way out anyway, so he wanted to send a message before doing so.

It's a good message though. Too many kids get away with ultra-laziness. Our 'superior' western society is falling down as a whole because of it.

But elitist governments want us to be mindless, don't they?
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Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:08 PM

If I got a 0 or even anything below a C+.. God help me, I would get destroyed by my parents. Spoiled little f**ks
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:42 PM

BC teachers are free to give zeros to students says Vancouver Sun Article.

http://www.vancouver...6617/story.html

Its up to the teacher say BCTF president Susan Lambert.
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