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L.A. Science Teacher Suspended Over Student Science Fair Projects 253

Posted by timothy
from the science-is-sometimes-dangerous dept.
An anonymous reader writes "A high school science teacher at Grand Arts High School in Los Angeles was suspended from the classroom in February, after two of his science fair students turned in projects deemed dangerous by the administrators. "One project was a marshmallow shooter — which uses air pressure to launch projectiles. The other was an AA battery-powered coil gun — which uses electromagnetism to launch small objects. Similar projects have been honored in past LA County Science Fairs and even demonstrated at the White House."
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L.A. Science Teacher Suspended Over Student Science Fair Projects

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  • Re:Yeah, sure. (Score:5, Informative)

    by cultiv8 (1660093) on Sunday April 20, 2014 @05:42PM (#46801799) Homepage
    I suspect there is a secondary motive here, the science teacher was also the teachers' union representative and had been dealing with disagreements with administrators over updating the employment agreement. His suspension removed him from those discussion. Source [latimes.com] and quote:

    Schiller, 43, also was the teachers union representative on the campus and had been dealing with disagreements with administrators over updating the employment agreement under which the faculty works. His suspension, with pay, removed him from those discussions.

  • Re:Sick Society (Score:2, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 20, 2014 @08:29PM (#46802461)

    If you "fend for yourself" with a gun, you're more likely to be murdered by it than to save the life of you or someone you love.

    completely untrue, but keep spreading brady lies like they're truths and eventually some retards will believe you.

  • Re:Sick Society (Score:4, Informative)

    by nbauman (624611) on Monday April 21, 2014 @06:32AM (#46804073) Homepage Journal

    Give up. This is not about science, it is about tje progressive anti-gun stance.

    In your haste to construct an anti-liberal, pro-gun narrative, you missed the real reason for his suspension, which somebody mentioned above.

    http://articles.latimes.com/20... [latimes.com]

    Schiller, 43, also was the teachers union representative on the campus and had been dealing with disagreements with administrators over updating the employment agreement under which the faculty works. His suspension, with pay, removed him from those discussions.

  • by Jaysyn (203771) on Monday April 21, 2014 @09:59AM (#46805605) Homepage Journal

    If you agree this is a dirty underhanded tactic, please sign the petition to get him reinstated.

    https://www.change.org/petitio... [change.org]

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