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Should this teacher be terminated? user banned
10th Jan '13

Scott Compton, a South Carolina high school teacher, is facing possible dismissal by his school board for stomping on an American flag in three of his classes last month.
Compton, who teaches honors English at Chapin High School, has been with the school for seven years, but the tenure of his job is now in question as the Lexington-Richland 5 school board will decide whether or not to dismiss the teacher for his actions.
Michael Copeland, the father of one of Compton

lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA* 21 kids; Sherwood, Arkansas 17987 posts
10th Jan '13

No, he should not. I dont care to emphasize more than that, its a ridiculous reason to terminate a great teacher. we dont have many of them honestly so theres no reason to get rid of the good ones just beacuse they do something someone else doesnt agree with.

user banned Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
10th Jan '13

No he shouldn't.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
10th Jan '13

Slllyyyyyyyy




/nothing on topic

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
10th Jan '13

I wonder if this would have been looked at different if it hadn't taken place in South Carolina.

Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
10th Jan '13

No, he shouldn't be. It's a flag - it's a piece of cloth with some dye on it. It is not the country and it is not the armed forces - it is a product that likely was manufactured in China or some other foreign nation. He was making a pretty solid point and one that obviously needs to be made more often.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting Viv, Ev & Gwen ♥:" Slllyyyyyyyy /nothing on topic"


Oh hey.
:wink:

Maria + Cory = Alexis 17 kids; Middleport, Ohio 1075 posts
10th Jan '13

I am a huge support of this country and would never consider leaving here. I have nothing be complete respect for the men and women in our armed forces. I am very proud and honored to call myself an American. However if what the teacher is saying is true then I disagree that he should be fired.



He was trying to teach a lesson. I personally wouldn't have gone about it that way but should he have that freedom living in America.

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
10th Jan '13

And I too think he should not be terminated. But I also don't stand for the pledge or the playing of the national anthem. I'm not a very patriotic person.

aℓyssa Due October 21 (girl); 1 child; Manhattan, KS, United States 18874 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting lilmzzgreeneyez *NMOA*:" No, he should not. I dont care to emphasize more than that, its a ridiculous reason to terminate a great ... [snip!] ... of them honestly so theres no reason to get rid of the good ones just beacuse they do something someone else doesnt agree with."


Took the words right out of my mouth...

Chellie 3 kids; Vegas, Nv, United States 4812 posts
10th Jan '13

His action disrespected the flag, yes. Should he be terminated? Absolutely not. I understand his reasoning behind what he did however it is not an excuse to disrespect the flag. But him disrespecting the flag is also not reason to be terminated especially if he is an exemplary teacher.

E.P. Mom Due March 14; 1 child; Texas 2668 posts
10th Jan '13

I don't think he should be terminated, BUT I also don't believe that he should be desecrating the American Flag in front of students. What he does in his own time is his business, but I don't believe that type of thing should be done while someone is teaching our children.

Chibs 2 kids; Missouri 12147 posts
10th Jan '13

Should not be terminated
The lesson was a good one,sure he could have done it differently
It's not like he dressed like a nazi and lit it on fire

user banned Lesbos, Greece 95211 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting *PeanutButter*:" Should not be terminated The lesson was a good one,sure he could have done it differently It's not like he dressed like a nazi and lit it on fire"


I feel like I'd pay to see that.

Maria + Cory = Alexis 17 kids; Middleport, Ohio 1075 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting *PeanutButter*:" Should not be terminated The lesson was a good one,sure he could have done it differently It's not like he dressed like a nazi and lit it on fire"

:)