A teacher has been fired from a Vancouver Private School after expressing his opinion against abortion during a Grade 12 law class.
The teacher told the National Post’s Christie Blatchford that he was using an example of how the law doesn’t always agree with personal opinions on certain topics, which apparently “triggered” a female student at the Fraser Academy.
After registering a complaint with the administration, the teacher was eventually fired but the school has remained silent and we don’t have any more details aside from the dismissed teacher’s side of the story.
This situation didn’t sit well with a few who believe in freedom of speech, especially when the circumstances around this firing are based on an off hand comment and the fragility of a student around the topic of abortion, so yesterday a handful stood outside Fraser Academy to protest.
Watch to hear what they had to say about this situation.
There is no doubt this is the kind of sheltering and protecting of students that we’ve seen on University campuses - from trigger warnings and safe spaces, to adult colouring books and cancellation of classes after the US election results.
We may never know if there’s more to this story since Fraser Academy is not speaking out but I hope they aren’t contributing to the snowflake mentality.
I’ve worked with Fraser Academy in the past and they’re far from the posh private school that Blatchford describes.
But, I’m for free speech and healthy debate so I’ll be watching to see if there’s more to this story than just a rich spoiled brat trying to get a teacher fired as originally described.