High School May Be Forced to Rehire Black Math Teacher Who Called At-Risk Students ‘Lazy N****s”
If anyone is ever curious about why our public education system is so horrible, then fear not, the answer isn’t hard to find: it’s the teachers unions! For a perfect example, look to Joyce Quiller, a math teacher who was fired for calling her at-risk students “lazy n****s”… only for the school to possibly be forced to hire her back, thanks to her union.
A math teacher who was fired this year for allegedly calling her students ‘n*****s’ may be re-hired after a judge ruled the school district didn’t follow the proper steps in her termination.
Joyce Quiller, 51, taught math to at-risk students at Jean Ribault High School in Jacksonville, Florida when she got her termination letter last February.
A judge last month ruled that the Duval School District violated Quiller’s union contract by firing her, instead of first putting her on suspension without pay.
‘The School Board skipped step three and went directly to termination even though, if the allegations were true, they would have amounted to what is considered a minor offense,’ Reginal Luster, Quiller’s legal consultant, told WJXT. ‘Not some type of severe misconduct on behalf of Ms Quiller. It does not warrant the termination.’
The school board will meet next week to discuss what to do about the judge’s ruling.
According to a document detailing the January investigation, seven students in the 10th and 11th grade came forward to say Quiller used derogatory language to belittle them. Quiller worked as a math teacher in the Bridge to Success program, which aims at helping at-risk students.
One student described the moment Quiller berated a group of boys after they walked into the classroom, saying: ‘You all are some lazy n****** for coming to class late.’
Another student, who had Quiller for Algebra 2 and Geometry, says she frequently called him the offensive name.
‘You are like the rest of these n*****s, now you want to come to school and do your work,’ she said to that student on one occasion.
At least the Duval County School Board tried to do the right thing. While Quiller denies the allegations, there were multiple other instances of Quiller using profanity in the classroom, and she had already received three prior warnings about the language she used in front of her students. But because of her union, a woman who had been warned three times for using language in front of her students and called her students the n-word still can’t be fired, leading one to wonder just how bad a teacher’s behavior must be before a union will allow them to be fired. Meanwhile, her lawyer claims that a teacher telling her students that they’re “lazy n****s” isn’t a major offense — gee, it’s almost as if the unions care more about the dues they receive from teachers’ paychecks than they do about children receiving a good education! Oh, wait…
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I guess being the president of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) means not having to do your own homework.