Skip to comments.In Wisconsin, you can look at porn at school and get your teaching job back
Posted on 01/24/2014 10:36:41 AM PST by Olog-hai
Heres what Wisconsins legal system and its teachers unions have just taught the nation: If youre a teacher and you get fired for looking at porn at work, youll get your job back.
Such is the case of Andrew Harris, former seventh-grade science teacher at Glacier Creek Middle School in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District.
The districts school board Monday voted in a special closed session to comply with an arbitrators 60-page order that demands Harris be reinstated. He was fired in 2010 after receiving and viewing multiple pornographic and sexually inappropriate images and videos, according to a complaint.
To add insult to the districts injury, taxpayers will have to pay Harris nearly $200,000 in back pay. In total the district will spend nearly $1 million on the case, the brunt of which went to legally defending its position that the firing was fair.
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Scott Walker rocks!
In fairness to the brevity of the excerpt he was fired and several other teachers who were getting porn in their email were suspended for two weeks or less. That’s why the district lost the case.
Look for the union libel.
Oh c’mon look at the porn at home —some decorum puhleeze
Any parent who allows the school to put their child into this man's classroom is scum.
Kim Henderson, past president of the Wisconsin Parent Teacher Association, said the association has no official statement on the case other than the PTA encourages districts to find good quality teachers but always be concerned for the safety and appropriateness of what a teacher is doing in relation to the children in the school.
The PTA is another liberal group, a teacher's union butt licker and collaborator.
The article didn’t say the district lost the case.
And explain how that’s “fairness”.
Kids are just not safe in government schools
Then why didn’t the arbitrator give the district the option to fire the rest of the porn viewers?
i’;m reminded of the episode during the clinton years when there apparently was so much porn viewing in the white house, that new communications lines were installed...and nobody was disciplined.
I knew one teacher who got caught looking at porn after school hours on his computer; district wanted to keep it quiet, so they warned him and covered it up. Districts don't want porn & guns in school to make the papers, administrations get real nervous about such incidents; more common than you would think.
Correct. More info:
Parents are not happy but the case was about fair and equal treatment, not porn. The school district punted this royally.
The district decided not to appeal, which is in effect losing the case. When I said fairness I meant to the reader because you can only fit so much info in an excerpt and it leaves the reader with an incomplete picture. Not your fault, just the way the rules are set up.
It makes you wonder what Andy does on his own time.
Not in West Virginia. A principal was fired and had his teaching certificate revoked. As a reporter, some of his photos have raised eyebrows of those who know about his past.
WI taxpayers must be unconscious.
Not in my town you can’t. Cedarburg had a similar incident and the guy was fired. He appealed all day long and still lost. Must be something different in the Cedarburg case compared to this one.