By : Macey France at Politichicks.com
I’ve heard all kinds of things about teachers’ unions; the good, the bad, and the ugly. I’ve even written a couple pieces on how the 2 big teachers’ unions in the U.S. have made poor decisions and for the most part, to not represent the average teacher.
Lately I have seen a lot of news stories about high school students walking out and protesting the use of standardized tests. I’m all for this if it’s a protest thought of, planned by, and promoted among the students themselves.
Many sites will claim that the students need to walk out and protest these tests and not take them because the students are the ones, after all, who will be ideologically indoctrinated under them.
I find that statement, and statements like that, a little ironic. In many of the schools where the students hold protests there is a large union presence with teachers who discuss union issues and unfair treatment with their classes.
Portland, Ore. – A math teacher at Benson High School in Portland has been placed on administrative leave for vocally opposing Planned Parenthood and abortion, and fears that he may be dismissed from his employment because of his beliefs. Bill Diss, who is also certified to teach college-level computer science to high school students, has taught at Benson High School for 11 years. He has been on paid leave since March 19th, and was informed that he has been recommended for dismissal before the 2014-2015 school year.
Diss had just finished teaching a class on the 19th – a Tuesday – and shortly after the students left the room he was informed that he was being immediately put on administrative leave “pending a recommendation to the superintendent that you be dismissed from your employment with Portland public schools for reasons that have been discussed with you.” He was given a brief moment to collect his things before being escorted from the building by police officers and told not to come back.
There is more to this story than meets the eye. Diss’ dismissal comes in the wake of a long-standing rivalry between Diss and the government-funded organization Planned Parenthood. Diss is a staunch Roman Catholic and pro-life advocate and claims a moral opposition to the organization and their positions on sex and abortion.
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