Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Blind teacher loses job after rinsing his mouth with Listerine
Beloved Gym Teacher Steven Sloan

This is how disgusting our obsession with "political correctness" has become - a beloved 60 y/o gym teacher (Mr. Steven Sloan) with 30 years experience was recently sacked (albeit allowed to retire) over charges that he was caught drinking on the job and "sexual harassment." (http://nypost.com/2015/11/15/blind-teacher-loses-job-after-rinsing-his-mouth-with-listerine/)

Steven Sloan's nightmare apparently began when a parent, who was helping set up for a party in P.S. 102, last year complained she smelled booze on his breath. Mr. Sloan claims it was the alcohol-based mouthwash (Listerine) and colleagues who knew him well, attested to his obsession with cleanliness and hygiene, saying he rinsed religiously with Listerine, which does have an alcohol base.

Despite testimony from parents and other teachers, the Department of Education charged Sloan with drinking on the job and sexual harassment because he had asked a group of moms that day, “Anybody want to go on a blind date?” Sloan said he has often used the joke to put people at ease about his disability.

At any rate, in August, Sloan settled with the DOE by agreeing to retire.

This whole incident stinks. It seems that someone, or some influential group had it in for this guy, but lacked the guts for a frontal assault, ergo the coward's "sneak thief" attack from behind.

Nice job!

The DOE has scores of actual pedophile teachers and teachers who've assaulted students drawing salaries in "rubber rooms," but this beloved, blind gym teacher who is a testament to overcoming adversity and dealing with such severe disabilities with class and dignity gets forced out.

There's something horribly wrong with the City's priorities and the DOE's apparently arbitrary and capricious judgment.

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