Skip to comments.A teacher was suspended for calling a transgender boy a girl
Posted on 11/13/2017 4:19:27 PM PST by markomalley
A teacher in Oxfordshire, Great Britain has been suspended after he accidentally called a transgender student a girl in class when they identify as a boy, according to The Daily Mail.
The Mail last Saturday reported that Joshua Sutcliffe, 27, teaches maths at a state secondary school in Oxfordshire.
Sutcliffe told the teenager and a friend Well done girls when he encountered them working hard in class.
The teacher apologized after the student corrected him, but six weeks later he was suspended from teaching after the teens mother filed a complaint.
Sutcliffe has since been summoned to a formal disciplinary hearing this week following an investigation into the incident.
The educator will next face misconduct charges for misgendering and could face firing over the encounter.
[Im] distraught, Sutcliffe said. [Its] political correctness gone mad. I was absolutely shocked to be told by the head that I was under investigation.
It was surreal, Kafkaesque, he continued. I said it was only one incident for which I had apologized, but he insisted the investigation would go ahead.
I had always tried to respect the pupil and keep a professional attitude as well as my integrity, but it seemed to me that the school was trying to force me to adhere to its liberal, leftish agenda.
Sutcliffes formal disciplinary hearing is scheduled for this Wednesday, and it will be attended by the head of his school and three of its governors.
The Mail last Sunday saw documents which state that Sutcliffe also faces claims that he breached equality policies by calling the student by name rather than he or him.
Sutcliffe said he did not receive specific instructions bout how to address the student, and that he had followed other staff by using their chosen first name.
The Christian admitted, however, that he avoided using male pronouns such as he and him for the student due to his faith.
The assistant head leading the probe recommended that both were issues of misconduct that should be handled under the schools disciplinary policy.
[The students misgendering and] avoidance of using gendered pronouns contravenes the schools code of conduct with regard to demonstrating an awareness of sexual and cultural diversity of students and use of insensitive comments towards young people, the investigation concluded.
The use of religious comments in maths lessons demonstrates a failure to comply with school policies, the probe added of Sutcliffe.
They’re purging the sane people so that only the insane and the weak will be able to teach.
Who's on first!??
Time to disconnect from society, all sane people. If you are bugged by them on your own property, take lethal action. For the good of your family and the rest of the non-mental people alive.
Since “they” has now become a singular pronoun in the bizarre grammar of the left, the correct verb to follow it should be singular as well—as in “They is” and “They does.” I expect we’ll soon see this stylistic adaptation in the New York Times and other papers of record.
Still an XX chromosome, thus a girl. Hence the terrible thing the left claims it is to say “Well done, girls”.
This teacher is probably only the first of thousands to be fired over this nonsense.
Within months it will no longer even make the news.
Wouldn’t be surprised to hear some leftist geneticist inventing a YY.
It is. I'm not sure there's hope. On the federal level, Republican Senators ganging up on Roy Moore, while being the Sounds of Silence about Menendez, tells us they have no intention whatsoever of fulfilling their campaign agenda. Sore loser hillary has brought a whole new level of nastiness to political outcomes. Around here, it's filtered down to the local level.
I wonder if the nation can be governed or kept safe anymore.
I suspect you’re right. May as well just start using “it” or “hey you”.
That’s the real reason. They’re looking for an excuse to get rid of him.
I remember that Twilight Zone episode well.
Who would have imagined.......................
Well, other than Rod Serling.
DNA says it is a girl.
suspended and sent to reeducation camp ?
Do an image search for Emmy Noether. I forget who it was ... Hilbert maybe ... who was asked if she was a great woman mathematician. His reply was, “Well, we know she’s a great mathematician, at least.”
It was a joke!
She was a woman. I guess she looked a little “mannish” ( ahem ) but when I look at the photos of her, she has a very pleasant appearance. ... ( OK, I’m a nerd. )
I know right! They should make a movie. I bet Jack Nicholson would be great in it!
It’s one of my favorites.
Rod Serling seems to have understood human nature very well, and could foresee what might happen if some of the ideologies of his time gained prominence.
Another great one, “Eye of the Beholder”:
Yes, we’re almost there.
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