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The rights of a homosexual teacher

Please read the following scenario:

"A popular middle school teacher has been singled out by a disgruntled student as being homosexual. The teacher is immediately fired and their teaching certificate revoked. Parents are furious over this action because they are an outstanding teacher who has won many honors for their superior teaching methods. Parents and students are picketing the superintendent's and county offices."

After you read this scenario, answer the following questions:

a) What political issues are involved with the actions taken by the school and parents towards the teacher?
b) What are the Constitutional and Civil rights affected by these actions?
c) Is it common for culturally diverse populations to experience similar experiences? Explain your answer.

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The political issues that could be involved for the superintendent and those that hold county offices are not being re-elected based on the disapproval of parents and citizens because of the teacher being discriminated against because of their sexual orientation. The parents could possibly cause the superintendent and county officers to not be re-elected by discussing the issues with friends, family, and others in the community. If the parents put enough pressure on the superintendent and the county offices, ...

Solution Summary

The expert discusses the rights that a teacher would have that had been discriminated against by an angry student. Discusses the teacher's constitutional and civil rights, and how they would be affected by the actions of the school.