This was brought to my attention by Hemant over at the Friendly Atheist blog.
Essentially, this teacher has been suspended over hateful comments he made on his Facebook page. Facebook has a way of getting teachers fired, and many schools forbid teachers from having a Facebook page. There are a lot of crazy cases in court right now involving teachers and Facebook.
Here is the question: where is the line protecting teacher's freedom of speech compared to the line where we must protect the students from bigots? We wouldn't want a white supremacist member teaching black students would we? Perhaps some are so supportive of the First Amendment they would allow that (I know there is a violence issue with some white supremacy, but for this argument let us ignore it).
Where is that line? Personally, I think anyone showing hatred for a group, especially a group that person will probably have power over, should be removed from that position. But a lot of people have been disagreeing with me, so let us have at it!
I dont have a prob with "fuckbook". I will not join but to deny anyone the freedom of speach that is inherent in our "current version" constitution is ..well.....unconstitutional. (duh).
I absolutley agree with your last statment that
"...I think anyone showing hatred for a group, especially a group that person will probably have power over, should be removed from that position."
key words.."..a group that person has power over..."
thats a violation of the position and renders that person emotionally/mentally incapable.
this is why we need more face to face communication not just this "typing shit into a box and getting typed msgs back."
that is NOT a conversation.