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Teacher sues school district over her phobia of kids. Really!

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It’s not quite a sign of the “Pockylips,” as our publishing friend Barry Paschal likes to put it. But a former teacher’s lawsuit claiming she’s been afraid of kids all these years is definitely a statement about America.

The longtime Cincinnati teacher, who’d taught high school Spanish and French since 1976, claims she was forced to retire for health reasons after the district transferred her to a middle school in 2009 – triggering her phobia of little creatures.

She claims her “pedophobia” is a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act.

“Am I the only one who thinks that anyone with pedophobia should have never become a teach(er) in the first place?” asks one online commenter.

Well, no. We were wondering the same thing. It’s like someone with an allergy to chocolate working at a chocolate factory for several decades and then complaining to the owner that there’s actually chocolate in the building. And then suing for damages.

The district says she was transferred because the French curriculum at the high school was going online and they coincidentally needed a Spanish teacher at the middle school.

We have no doubt she may prevail. The ADA requires employers to make “reasonable accommodations.” Time was when employees did the same!

And time was when Americans would try to overcome their fears. Now we try to make others pay for them.

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carcraft
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carcraft 01/25/13 - 06:33 am
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Welfare victims of America,

Welfare victims of America, file your grievance now while there is still money in the treasury to collect!

dichotomy
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dichotomy 01/25/13 - 11:11 am
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Is there a medical term for

Is there a medical term for having a paralyzing fear of one's own government? I think I've got it. Where do I file for disabiity?

Rhetor
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Rhetor 01/25/13 - 11:14 am
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well...

For once, the Huffington Post and the Augusta Chronicle seem to be in agreement.

Jane18
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Jane18 01/25/13 - 11:45 am
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Huffington Post

Well Rhetor..........maybe the Huffington Post got it "right" for once!

Gary Ross
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Gary Ross 01/25/13 - 12:42 pm
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Disability, or just seeking a free handout?

It's difficult to tell, but either way this teacher needs to be removed from teaching immediately!

A phobia of little creatures? You've got to be joking! Middle school kids are still listeners. Just when I thought I heard it all in the form of lame excuses. Hahahaha.

Sad part is, she's probably an obama supporter and therefore will get a free disability paycheck for the rest of her life, in addition to Union retirement. She probably has this well planned out. Mega-Shame on the judge who allows this to happen!

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bubbasauce 01/25/13 - 04:30 pm
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Disgusting! That's all I have

Disgusting! That's all I have to say.

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Willow Bailey 01/25/13 - 10:20 pm
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Insanity.

Insanity.

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