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‘Hot for Teacher’ Student’s Appeal Denied: Suspended for Writing an Essay
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education ^ | 3-13-12 | the FIRE

Posted on 03/13/2012 5:36:06 PM PDT by bigbob

Oakland University in Michigan has denied the appeal of a student who was barred from campus, suspended for three semesters, and required to undergo "sensitivity" counseling for authoring a class assignment in which he stated that he found his instructors attractive. While the assignment specifically permitted students to write creatively about any topic, the university bizarrely classified his "Hot for Teacher" essay as "unlawful." Joseph Corlett came to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) for help.

"Oakland University made up its own definition of the 'law' in order to punish a student for his creative writing," said FIRE President Greg Lukianoff. "The special irony here is that Joseph asked several times if it was really okay to write anything, and several times he was told it was. Now, because he took that instruction seriously, he is being kicked out of school and facing mandatory counseling. Having taken many, many writing classes myself, I know that essays often have racy topics, from drugs, to sex, to violence, but apparently a riff on a Van Halen song that seemed to be everywhere when I was a kid is a capital offense."

(Excerpt) Read more at thefire.org ...


TOPICS: Education
KEYWORDS: corlett; hotteacher; suspension; teacher
More political correctness gone amok. Common Sense is obviously not taught (nor exercised) at Oakland U.

This student must be part of the "war on women"...

1 posted on 03/13/2012 5:36:13 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

If he had written that he found his male teachers attractive they would have made him Valedictorian.


2 posted on 03/13/2012 5:39:45 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Venturer

Hear dat’ ;-)


3 posted on 03/13/2012 5:42:24 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: bigbob
He should have written about his Islamic faith, and about how he dreamed someday of sawing the heads off Dhimmis.

He would have gotten an A.

4 posted on 03/13/2012 5:43:11 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopaths.)
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To: Venturer

Amen to that!

Or if he’d (ahem) urinated on the teacher, it would have been considered performance art and given an “A”.


5 posted on 03/13/2012 5:53:17 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: bigbob

His mistake was not in writing that he found his MALE teachers attractive. He would have gotten an A+ and gold star.


6 posted on 03/13/2012 6:00:55 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: bigbob

Actually, he should not be seeing his teachers as sexual objects...or at least admit it for attention.

Teachers have made the public schools and students into sexual objects for the gay agenda so I guess you can not blame the boy for “sharing” his inner most porn desires with his teacher. He should have done it in “comprehensive sex education” and then he would have gotten an A.

Humility and inhibitions are good things.


7 posted on 03/13/2012 6:07:29 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

And endless phone calls from those male instructors.


8 posted on 03/13/2012 6:08:45 PM PDT by magslinger (If I wanted to vote for a Commie I would vote for Obammie. He has a chance of winning.)
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To: bigbob
Need more information to make a judgement.

Was the teacher upset because her name appeared in the essay?
Or because it didn't?
Maybe she don't swing that way.
Or is it HE instead of SHE?

I learned long ago that college profs are essentially closed-minded dictators - if you can discern what they believe and feed it back to them, you'll pass every time...

9 posted on 03/13/2012 6:40:05 PM PDT by ZOOKER ( Exploring the fine line between cynicism and outright depression)
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To: bigbob
On January 3, 2012, Corlett was charged with "unlawful individual activities"

Another Democrat step down the Progressive road to Communism.

10 posted on 03/13/2012 6:51:16 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrats love direct democracy until it's time to vote on something. Then they scream for a judge)
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To: bigbob
I think she's giving herself too much credit.


11 posted on 03/13/2012 6:55:25 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Democrats love direct democracy until it's time to vote on something. Then they scream for a judge)
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To: bigbob

Not guilty.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2102084/Joseph-Corlett-kicked-university-writing-sexually-suggestive-essay-female-professor.html


12 posted on 03/13/2012 6:57:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: SaraJohnson

This wasn’t in a public school it was in the University in Michigan.


13 posted on 03/13/2012 7:19:38 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

Hate to tell you but the U of Mich is a publicly funded school. :)

Public schools go from K to University.


14 posted on 03/13/2012 7:25:38 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

So what? They are all adults.


15 posted on 03/13/2012 7:27:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

Aren’t you full of yourself tonight. :)

So what, they are adults...being sexually disrespectful of the teachers.


16 posted on 03/13/2012 7:32:26 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson
You might want to stop digging that hole you're in. You already made it clear that you didn't read the first four words of the article and it's no surprise you didn't click on the link or follow the one further down in the thread.

He was in an Advanced Critical Writing course and "the boy" as you called him is 56 years old. You would also know that he had vetted the subject with the professor several times before he finished his essay and that it was fiction based on a Van Halen song not his actual instructors.

I'd rather be full of myself than full of crap. lol

17 posted on 03/13/2012 7:39:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: bigbob

I had a writing class in high school and the teacher was an extremely attractive 30-something married woman. We had a similar assignment and one of my buddies wrote a story (LOL! I still remember it) called “Piggly Wiggly” about working for the summer in the produce section of the local grocery store. He described the young attractive housewives that would come through the store regularly and how they would smile and wink at him which, of course led to his fantasizing. He showed it to me before we turned in our papers and though he kept it clean, he described one suggestive encounter with a lady that matched the teacher’s description perfectly. The only change was the name. I thought his butt was cooked.

The next day, the teacher glided down each row of desks giving our graded stories back. When she got to my buddy’s desk, she paused. My friend was practically sweating as he nervously lifted his head. The teacher smiled, shot him a wink, and handed him his paper. The sumbitch got an ‘A’! I went back and read it again and it was a grammatical nightmare. But dang if she didn’t give him his one and only ‘A’ for the entire semester!


18 posted on 03/13/2012 8:08:20 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: bigbob

He should only be suspended if she wasn’t really hot . . .


19 posted on 03/13/2012 8:50:04 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: SaraJohnson; Lazamataz
he should not be seeing his teachers as sexual objects...or at least admit it for attention.

Why not? Everytime some whore pedophile teacher seduces one (or several) of her male students, the FR perverts come out and cheer her on. Garbage that they are.

20 posted on 03/13/2012 9:12:47 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: LouAvul

...FR perverts come out and cheer her on...


I think things are a tad more serious on that account now with most freepers. Child sexual abuse has become a part of the liberal agenda now. It’s not so funny anymore and surely the porno fantsy of boys benefiting from the attentions of homo and female perv adults needs to be updated to current reality.

Newt was abused by an adult teacher as a teen who latched onto him - his first “wife.” It sure didn not serve his ability to enter into a normal relationship with a woman. The outcome of this is devastating for boys and girls. They have their normal sexual development derailed. Men in our family were abused by homos when they were young teens in the boyscouts and it wrecked them pretty throughly as men.

Beyond the silly realm of bantering in fantasy, I don’t think Laz is grooving on adult child sex when push comes to shove. That is true of the freepers I have come to know. The bantering is not as much fun now that liberals are actually advocating the adult sexual preying upon minors. It is not fantasy anymore and children pay a steep price in reality. If you see anyone doing that, jump on them. They don’t realize what they are doing.


21 posted on 03/13/2012 10:21:17 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: TigersEye

I am not in the pervert hole like someone else here. Stop digging.


22 posted on 03/13/2012 10:24:07 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson
Pervert hole? LOL

No, you're just in the ignorance-too-stubborn-to-admit-you're-wrong hole. Enjoy looking like a fool.

23 posted on 03/13/2012 10:46:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

You are the fool who thinks the U of Mich is not a public school... Did you figure that one out yet, Smarty square pants.


24 posted on 03/13/2012 10:48:50 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

Whatever.


25 posted on 03/13/2012 10:49:32 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: LouAvul

Hey, just because you haven’t gotten any since Sputnik, don’t take it out on ME!


26 posted on 03/14/2012 3:14:51 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: TigersEye

I don’t think Oakland University has anything to do with the University of Michigan system, apart from being located in Michigan.


28 posted on 03/14/2012 4:58:18 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: SaraJohnson
“sexually disrespectful” ... sounds like the mental tripe that would be emitted by NOW.
29 posted on 03/14/2012 6:57:00 AM PDT by starlifter (Pullum sapit)
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To: Lazamataz
Yeah, but that time was out of this world.

And totally not guilty, by the way. (I mean the teach)

30 posted on 03/14/2012 7:00:46 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: SaraJohnson
Beyond the silly realm of bantering in fantasy, I don’t think Laz is grooving on adult child sex when push comes to shove.

Correct. Freepmail is sent to you....

31 posted on 03/14/2012 7:43:36 AM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: LouAvul

What does any of that have to do with a 56 year old man saying that he thinks his 49 year old professor reminds him of Ginger from Gilligan’s Island? Hmmm?


32 posted on 03/14/2012 1:10:47 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: starlifter

“sexually disrespectful” ... sounds like the mental tripe that would be emitted by NOW.


I am glad you brought that up, starlifter.

NOW has bastardized decency and thoughtfulness by using political correctness as a legal, sexual and political weapon against normal men and women. They have done that with all aspects of human fairness, love, loyalty, decency and respect in our culture. All that is left is materialism.

Femi-nazis have used the normal caring and love of Americans (especially white men who were targeted) as a weapon against them. Americans in turn found these good things about our cultural ethics, dangerous weaknesses. I hope we can repair that damage amongst ourselves some day. :)


33 posted on 03/14/2012 5:40:55 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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