I just noticed this article about a teacher referring to Sinn Féin as "IRA Scum"
I must say that I know how this feels as some teachers in my old school were notorious anti-republican bigots.
I remember telling a teacher that I would be unable to attend a school event his reply was "Why, are you going to one of your murdering IRA marches"
Bigotry comes in many guises
I have a big problem with young, middle-class teachers trying to lecture me on ethics
After that comment I deliberately set out to piss that teacher off and it worked, because of my actions regarding T-Shirts and Badges, 23 new school rules were brought in and the school ended up with a hefty legal bill over a different incident.
Students should never be afraid to express themselves and teachers shouldn't be afraid that a lot of their students are more intelligent than they are.
I love this wee phrase as it pisses the teaching profession off to no ends
"Those who can do those who can't teach"