Classroom Joke Costs Adjunct His Job

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Former professor Robert Engler is looking to take legal action against Roosevelt University after being let go on what he calls “unfair charges of harassment.” Engler, an adjunct professor of 12 years, was terminated this past summer because of a joke he had told in class. The sociology class he was teaching that day focused on immigration and Engler maintains that the joke tied in to his lesson: “A group of sociologists did a poll in Arizona about the new immigration law. Sixty percent said they were in favor, and 40 percent said, ‘No hablo English.'” “I reported the joke,” Engler […]
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