At Palm Beach Lakes High School Law Academy, Malik Leigh threw in a disturbing question on a final exam that has put him in some very hot water.
The Palm Beach Post reported that he wrote the following question:
If Donald Trump becomes president of the United states, we are:
D. Screwed behind a really YUGE wall that Mexico pays for.
It sparked outrage, and everyone seemed to get it except for the man who wrote it. Principal Cheryl McKeever said the question was “wholly inappropriate.”
“Specifically, the exam materials contain inaccurate content, irrelevant material, unprofessional use of language, inappropriate use of language and contain content outside of and not consistent with the curriculum for the Law Academy,” McKeever said.
Leigh defended — if you can call it that — his incredibly offensive question by saying: “To me, it was a funny question.”
“I’m not pushing a political agenda. I don’t see why that would be offensive. They all tie into the classroom discussion.”
That is worse — if that really does tie into the classroom discussion, that means he is sponsoring political hatred within his classroom, which indicates far more malice than just a poorly placed joke. It also means that he has no idea what it means not to “push a political agenda.”
Approximately 30 teachers, including Leigh, were not re-hired for next year. He believed that the decision was made for political reasons, and he was bringing a lawsuit against the school.
That’s when he was suspended for this year, too.
The Post said that this wasn’t the first time Leigh has made a mistake of this nature. On another assignment, he asked what the best approach would be in making an opening statement during a trial.
The choices included:
Winking at the judge;
Focusing on the hottest juror;
Talking to jurors like you were friends; or
“Treating them like the MORONS they are.”
Way to inspire confidence in the judicial system.
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