Sunday, January 28, 2007

N.Y. teacher barred for anatomy drawings

N.Y. teacher barred for anatomy drawings Sat Jan 27, 10:45 AM ET YONKERS, N.Y. - "A teacher has been barred from classes for having his seventh-grade students draw male genitalia on the blackboard during health class, school officials say.

The teacher, whose name was not made public, was assigned to administrative duties and Superintendent Bernard Pierorazio will ask trustees to fire him, Yonkers schools spokeswoman Jerilynne Fierstein said Friday."

Is it me or has Politically Correctness gone a bit overboard? The only thing this teacher did that I would have done different is to use pictures and models as opposed to having the kids draw. The reason being that it'd be better for them to draw once they had a model. I get why he did it that way, though. Have the kids draw to see if they had any knowledge of anatomy.

This is similar to the situation that happened a while back, as reported in Newsweek last March. A gay teacher was forced to resign not due to his sexual orientation but because he used the word "nigger" while teaching the kids about racial bigotry.

How can kids learn what is right and wrong if they aren't aloud to be taught the truth?

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