BJ'S BLOG 01/24/13 "One Mistake"
Yesterday on the show, we talked about a teacher who is getting fired over a joke she pulled with her students…and the joke was the students’ idea!
Melissa Cairns is a middle school math teacher has been fired after posting a picture of a few of her students with duct tape over the mouths and writing “Finally found a way to get them to be quiet!!!" It was the students’ idea and they placed the duct tape over their own mouths.
She was fired after a fellow teacher discovered the picture and reported her.
Cairns did say posting the picture was a mistake but also said, "Do I feel that this one, stupid mistake should cost me the last 10 years of all the good I've done? Absolutely not.”
What has happened to society? Why is it that people are expected to have 100% success, if not, they’re fired? There is no room for error and unfortunately good people are getting thrown out for things that are harmless.
Cairns sounded like a cool enough teacher where the kids felt comfortable enough around her to make jokes with her, so why can’t they just accept that she admits to making a mistake and move on.
If the kids were forced to do something they didn’t want to do that is a different story, or if she has been in trouble before but this was not the case. I hope that she sues the school district and gets a pile of cash because this is just ridiculous.
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