Teachers are supposed to be responsible authority. They take a symbolic oath when they become a teacher to educate your children in reading, writing, and arithmetic as well as be a trusted mentor. Maybe in London, they don’t have this view of what a teacher should embody.
North London Collegiate School, a posh, all girls school known for its “hoity toity” atmosphere and well-to-do students, is a breeding ground for the elite and privileged. Founded in 1850, it was the first school to offer the same equal educational opportunities as boys received, making it revolutionary for its time. With all of the prestige and stamina that embodies the school, their image may be in turmoil as a huge scandal is brewing.
One of the teachers working at the school made a reprehensible anti-Semitic comment to one of its female students. The girl unhooked one of the ropes in the lunch line so that she could cut to the front. One of the teachers saw what she had done and rushed up to her; making a horrific comment to the young girl (who happened to be Jewish) quoting: “Don’t do that or I’ll have to send you to the back of the queue, or to one of your gas chambers!”
Yes, you read that correctly, folks!!The comment was from a place of what would appear to be pure hate and disdain, referencing the acts of pure evil where 6 million Jews had perished. Several of the girl’s friends overheard the teacher and reacted in shock and amazement commenting if he “actually said that!?” Another family reported the incident to the Community Security Trust, which deals with allegations of anti-Semitism in Great Britain who are working with all parties involved to resolve the matter.
The accused teacher has privately apologized to the student, whose identity is being protected, but the parents are not satisfied with the proposed resolution saying:
“The school doesn’t deserve to be in the middle of a race issue. It is normally a model of correctness in these things. But there should be an element of visibility so people see the teacher has been disciplined. My wife and I would also like the school to make a public statement that there has been an incident and [the remark] was totally unacceptable.”
Roughly 20 to 25 percent of the schools pupils are Jewish, including some higher-profile attendees such as Rachel Weisz and Vogue editor Anna Wintour. In the world we live in today, one may be able to back pedal and try and talk their way out of many things to make them right again. But no matter how hard you try, you just can’t fix stupid!
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