A Florida teacher has just been fired after discussing her sexuality with her students, NBC News reports.
The teacher, or former teacher, is Casey Scott. She was a first-year art teacher at Trafalgar Middle School in Florida’s Lee County School District.
According to Scott’s version of the story, this started with her students asking her about her sexuality. In response, Scott, who is married to a man, said that she is pansexual, meaning that she is sexually attracted to both sexes.
The situation, though, didn’t end there. Scott, according to NBC, claims that her students began asking her “if they could create art expressing their own sexualities and identities.” Scott, of course, allowed it, and she says that some drew the rainbow gay pride flag, while others drew the blue, pink, and white transgender flag.
It wasn’t long after this that Scott was fired. She maintains that she was fired over nothing more than a “discussion” that was prompted by her students.
The school district, however, says that the real reason Scott was fired is that she “did not follow the state-mandated curriculum.” The school district also revealed that several parents complained about the situation.
All of the details of this story aren’t yet known, such as how it got to the point that a student or students decided to ask Scott about her sexuality, if that is what really happened. Either way, that’s one less activist “teacher” that Florida parents need to worry about.
Scott’s firing comes shortly after the enactment of Florida’s new parental rights law, which leftists called the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The bill stops teachers, in grades K through third, from discussing such things as sexual orientation and gender identity in the classroom.
Scott, though, was not fired under the bill because it has yet to take effect.
There has been much criticism from Democrats over Florida’s bill. One of the left’s go-to arguments is that such a bill is not needed because the activity that the bill outlaws doesn’t happen. Scott’s case now tosses that argument out the window.
The bad news for the Democrats is that Americans appear to be on the Republican side of this issue, at least according to polls. A recent poll from Fox News, for example, found that 55% of registered voters are in favor of “banning teachers from sexual orientation & gender identity talks pre-4th grade.”
It’s probably in the Democrats’ best interest to let this issue go heading into the midterms. It is not a winning issue for them, but, then again, what is?