The Toronto Star reports the Toronto District School Board decided to dismiss Jeff Jones earlier this week after parents became upset that a list of some 100 jokes were distributed as part of a class assignment.
Board members reviewed the jokes and found them offensive and obscene. The Star, which first broke the story last week, has declined to publish a single one of the jokes.
Now that Jones has been dismissed, although he says he will appeal, the question turns to the common good. If Jones crossed the line, perhaps it is appropriate to know where that line is.
The incident has launched an interesting debate around whether the jokes should be published. In some ways, a reader'sRead More »from Toronto teacher fired for offensive jokes; but what were they?