Florida teacher loses job over MAGIC TRICK

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Paladin, May 5, 2008.

  1. Paladin

    Paladin Have Zord, Will Travel

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2003
    Posts:
    6,010
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Location:
    Detroit- It's a shithole full of people who steal
    Likes:
    +19
    Ebay:
    Twitter:
  2. atlianz

    atlianz TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    4,666
    Trophy Points:
    231
    Likes:
    +0
    Last edited: May 5, 2008
  3. CdnShockwave

    CdnShockwave The Prince of Poses TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2002
    Posts:
    10,548
    Trophy Points:
    266
    Likes:
    +0
    I wonder what wright would have to say about this.
     
  4. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2005
    Posts:
    6,666
    Trophy Points:
    226
    Likes:
    +0
    Wizardry?
     
  5. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2004
    Posts:
    13,996
    News Credits:
    11
    Trophy Points:
    256
    Likes:
    +11
    I'd call myself a skeptic, too, but I attend a school where something like this almost happened.

    The guy in question is a substitute teacher... Nicest guy in the world, always happy. If you weren't feeling the best, he's the guy you'd find (I tend to avoid him to keep the negativity levels up, but still...). He also happens to be a magician (illusionist? I don't know what they're calling themselves these days). A few teachers got mad that a few class clowns didn't get their work done when this guy was subbing, so it was automatically his fault because of the magic tricks. They took it to the principal (who said it wasn't worth fighting) but I'd imagine it could have gone much farther, such as his job.

    I hope the guy that was fired gets a better job somewhere where his talents are appreciated.
     
  6. RandomFerret

    RandomFerret Fuzzy Forever

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2004
    Posts:
    5,697
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +1
    Wasting class time is one thing. This guy's being accused of witchcraft.

    The best he can hope to do is kick up a big enough stink over this that the school board has to reinstate him for PR reasons. Legally, substitutes don't have any recourse for wrongful dismissal.
     
  7. Spartan Prime

    Spartan Prime is an apathetic douchebag

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2006
    Posts:
    3,225
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +3
    Are you fucking with me?
     
  8. SPLIT LIP

    SPLIT LIP Dry built

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Posts:
    66,411
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    407
    Location:
    agile house
    Likes:
    +919
    I was just about to post this very sentence.
     
  9. funkatron101

    funkatron101 TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2003
    Posts:
    5,135
    Trophy Points:
    267
    Likes:
    +4
    Ebay:
    See, this is where the teachers union needs to step up.
     
  10. nkelsch

    nkelsch Do you know this Icon? TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    May 6, 2003
    Posts:
    2,962
    Trophy Points:
    216
    Likes:
    +0
    Could it be that he was just a shitty lazy sub and he is using this as an excuse to cover up his lack of teaching, lack of following lesson plans and improper child supervision?

    Maybe the 'magic tricks' was one item on a list of failures he had and now he is trying to save his ass by making the issue absurd.

    IE: Shitty teacher.

    Working as intended. At-will means you can be fired for any reason at any time, no explanation. I have no problem with this. maybe he should spend more time teaching and less time trying to controll a classroom through goofing-off.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2008
  11. Gnaw

    Gnaw Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2005
    Posts:
    4,548
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    Obvious violation of separation of State and Magic.
     
  12. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2006
    Posts:
    15,014
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    287
    Location:
    Long Island
    Likes:
    +37
    Twitter:
    He's a Witch! :lol 
     
  13. salmonman78

    salmonman78 Mordin, my hero

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Posts:
    2,589
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +1
    aww sweet. So one magic trick makes you a wizard.

    Guess I'm a comedian now finally.
     
  14. SCPrime

    SCPrime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Posts:
    4,134
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +18
    Qualifications for being a comedian is more stringent. You need 2 jokes under your belt and it has to be performed in front of at least 1 person. Said person need not have laughed at the jokes though.
     
  15. DaggersRage

    DaggersRage Autistic bastard.

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2007
    Posts:
    3,606
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +0
  16. rattrap007

    rattrap007 Insert witty comment here TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2002
    Posts:
    14,891
    News Credits:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    297
    Likes:
    +38
    Unless he is making one of the kid's underpants disappear I don't really see a problem...
     
  17. RoboticPlanet

    RoboticPlanet Exclusively Exclusive

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Posts:
    2,999
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    206
    Likes:
    +13
    They're not tricks, they're illusions

    I assume the accusers also believe in Santa.
     
  18. Hound_Dawg

    Hound_Dawg Shinki,Braves,TF's Oh my!

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2004
    Posts:
    847
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Likes:
    +0

    If he weighs the same as a duck, then he's made of wood. And therefor.....A witch! May we burn him?



    All kidding aside, I left that state 12 years ago and have never looked back for good reason. There's witchcraft in them thar ......er, state!
     
  19. plowking

    plowking I'm with ErechOveraker. Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2007
    Posts:
    10,980
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    257
    Location:
    Earth
    Likes:
    +19
    :lol 
     
  20. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2002
    Posts:
    2,808
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +1
    If every teacher got fired every time they had an "educational" party, showed an "educational" video or played an "educational" game, we would have like one teacher left in the United States.

    I mean I went to a great high school but we still spent a lot of time messing around on computers or whatnot.
     

Share This Page