Part ☝🏾 of ✌🏾 It’s never too late for your #shitty ways to catch up with you, and a #Uniondale (#NY) #HighSchool health #teacher is learning that the hard way after being removed from the #classroom after #bragging on a #Facebook post that he had failed two students more than a decade ago partially because they would not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
Needless to say, as Newsday reports, the post by 58-year-old #StevenSolomon resulted in swift and immediate backlash. But, apparently, never one to quit while ahead, Solomon instead doubled down and defended his #inexcusable actions, saying that he was trying to #teach a lesson in #patriotism that is currently being misunderstood in today’s #world. “These kids failed themselves,” Solomon claimed, adding that the #students’ refusal to stand for the pledge was only part of the reason why he failed them. He told Newsday that the students were mediocre and had behavioral issues. “They had a 63 or 62 ... less than passing,” Solomon said. “They did not stand for the pledge. That was part of the component, and it’s the teacher’s discretion at that point whether they want to pass them or not.” “But if a kid doesn’t stand for the #pledge, who said he doesn’t care if these #military people live or die, who doesn’t #respect his peers and is a discipline problem in the #classroom—why should I reward this kid?” he added.
Wow, what a douchebag.
The controversial Facebook post, according to the report, referred to the students as “suckers” and “unpatriotic.” But what is posted online is your own damn problem, and members of the public quickly contacted the school district, which took action. “The #schooldistrict is aware of a teacher posting on social media about a situation involving grades and standing for the Pledge of Allegiance that occurred more than a decade ago,” Superintendent William Lloyd said in a statement Wednesday. “The district has taken the proactive measure of assigning this faculty member to out-of-classroom duties until further investigation into the matter can be completed. #foodforthought #rbg #problack #blackwomenrock #blackmenrock #blackboyjoy #blackisbeautiful #blackexcellence