Suspended for Teaching Science


If there is one thing you don’t want to do in a government school science class, it is teach science rather than indoctrinate the kids with leftist propaganda. It could get you suspended:

A science teacher has been suspended from his job at a Los Angeles high school for helping two students with science projects that the school district considers “imitation weapons.”

Greg Schiller, 43, who teaches Advanced Placement biology and psychology at the Cortines School of Visual & Performing Arts, was investigated by the L.A. Unified School District in February after a school employee thought two of the Science Fair projects he was overseeing were dangerous.

One used compressed air to fire a small projectile–but it wasn’t hooked up to a source of air pressure, so it couldn’t have fired. The other was a research project into how a coil gun–basically a tube charged by a power source until it expels a projectile–works. …

Neither of the completed projects was built at school. Schiller had just followed their progress in photos. Both projects have been confiscated as evidence, according to the mother of the ninth grader who was researching powered coils.

In a future America populated by weenies terrified of anything that might remind a liberal of a gun, such research will be left to our adversaries.

As is usually the case with ham-fisted liberal authoritarianism, Schiller’s suspension has had a ripple effect. Among the consequences:

The fencing team he coached has been banned from competing without him, his psychology class is being taught by an inexperienced sub (and the school won’t let him provide lesson plans), and he’s been unable to participate in labor negotiations as a teachers’ union rep.

But even the sacred teachers’ unions have to take a back seat to the campaign to instill terror of anything related to weaponry. Creating a generation of cowering victims who will happily let themselves be disarmed by their rulers is Job No. 1 for government educrats.

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Student Asa Ferguson’s powered coil project has been confiscated by educrats.

On a tip from Shawn R. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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