“Take your n*99er ass back where it came from”
“If you want to be a language policeman, I suggest you find yourself in a George Orwell novel.”
A teacher exposes the absurd double standards that plague U.S.institutions of higher learning and is promptly sacked.
Early in his career as a high school music teacher, David Spondike was upset at students one day, so he did something that likely a few of his colleagues often feel like doing but never try: He yelled “f**k you” at his charges and threw a chair across the room.
Spondike, who holds a Ph.D. in music theory and composition, was reprimanded by Firestone High School in Akron, Ohio, for his chair-tossing and cursing back in December 2000.
Of course, assuming administrators knew Spondike worked as an assistant director for the infamous Jerry Springer Show in Cincinnati from 1991 to 1993, they might have concluded Spondike wasn’t unfamiliar with such behavior.
But then there was his spitting-on-the-floor incident two months later (a student fell asleep in class; Spondike was reprimanded). And then in March 2007, Spondike was accused of choking a middle school student; police and child services cleared him, saying it was unsubstantiated.
Which brings us to October 2013. Spondike, apparently upset at an early trick-or-treater who urinated outside his house in front of children over the weekend, had this to say on his Facebook page last Sunday night (Warning: offensive language ahead):
Not surprisingly, Spondike’s message got back to his bosses, and now he’s been placed on paid administrative leave while Akron Public Schools investigate, reported WKYC-TV in Cleveland.