Via Blackfive comes this story of an Army Reserve soldier who lost his job shortly after returning from a deployment to Afghanistan. The school says he wasn’t fired…he was “let go”. And he was let go primarily because he wasn’t available to teach his classes, Wilson County Director of Schools Dr. Jim Duncan says:
“It was like we got these classes going and you’re supposed to be the teacher,” Duncan tells [investigative reporter Jennifer] Kraus.
“So, you’re saying his teaching position should have been his priority?”Kraus asks.
I don’t know what planet this Duncan guy is from, but he’s certainly confused. And if you aren’t sure, how about this:
“Could he have said something to his superiors? ‘Look, I really need to get back there. If everything is equal, I need to get back there (to Wilson Central High School) January 3rd because that’s when my class starts and I need to be with those kids for the full semester.’”
And this person is the director of a school system. You know school. Where kids are supposed the learn things. Apparently they’re supposed to learn that a commitment to the nation’s military can be broken as long as “everything is equal”.
Murdoc’s learned that the Wilson County Director of Schools appears to be a complete idiot.
I will caution readers to remember that sometimes the media gets things wrong. And this sort of story is sure gather a lot of attention and generate a fair amount of outrage. So keep your cool. It will be interesting to see what really happened here.