KEEP MR. JONES AT OAKWOOD
  • Petitioned Ellen Austrom

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Ellen Austrom
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Maria Rodrigues
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Ian Allison

KEEP MR. JONES AT OAKWOOD

    1. Julia Yudelman
    2. Petition by

      Julia Yudelman

      Montreal, Canada

PETITION TO SUPPORT MR. JONES

Ms. Austrom, Mr. Allison, and Ms. Rodrigues,

We, the community of Oakwood Collegiate Institute, are speaking out against the recent actions taken against Mr. Jeff Jones.

Mr. Jones is one of the hardest working, most devoted teachers at Oakwood who helps to make the school what it is: a safe and inclusive environment where students are encouraged to think critically and learn together.

Mr. Jones has inspired, and continues to inspire, hundreds of students to be intelligent, creative, respectful, and outstanding people. To remove him from the school and the community is not the answer.

Sincerely,
The Oakwood Collegiate Institute Community

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    • Shane Blackwood TORONTO, CANADA
      • about 1 year ago

      I'm signing because this action was unjust and unfair to someone who has worked as hard as this man. He's put hours of his own time into teaching and directing students in the proper way, giving them work ethic and being good, responsible people. Maybe I'm late to the party but it's my belief that he doesn't deserve to go down like this. Especially not for the lackadaisical attitudes of the people who are supposed to be doing their own jobs but are not. He is an asset that cannot afford to be lost.

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    • Steven Thiessen CALGARY, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      My reason for siging this is because I believe that jokes are jokes and to be taken as such. I have had teachers tell all sorts of jokes. Rangeing from racial to violent to blonde. They were never reported because that what they are. They are jokes. Nothing more. They were never fired either. Firing over a joke or a series of jokes is too far and the one that taken it too far and fired this teacher should be removed from their position and demoted. Also I believe some parents should lighten up. If this continues the next generation of people will have a big issue on their hands and they know it.

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    • Paul Fromm REXDALE, ON,, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      Political correctness is a pinched, brain battering form of Puritanism. I am sure these jokes were not new to most sudents,. Mr. Jones was challenging them to incorporate this material, tasteless as it might be, into a drama skit.

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    • Sabrina Garcia-dobbin TORONTO, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      Mr.Jones is an amazing teacher, and for him to be fired over something as miniscule as this is ridiculous. There is so much worse out there for us students to come across these jokes are nothing.. But exposure to show how the world actually is.

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    • William Langman BURLINGTON, CANADA
      • over 1 year ago

      As a teacher I am outraged at the severity of the punishment for an "inappropriate" action. Perhaps Mr. Jones made an error in judgement but to destroy his career over a single assignment is ridiculous.

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