DAILYKENN.com -- A high school principal in Florida was fired after he refused to affirm the Jewish holocaust was historically accurate. Ousted principal William Latson is pursuing legal recourse to get his job back.
• The "offense" occurred in Palm Beach County, Florida which is the most Jewish county by population density in the nation. From wikipedia.com:
The population of Palm Beach County is 20% Jewish, which makes it by far the most Jewish county in the United States. "'To find a more densely populated Jewish community, you'd have to go to Israel,' says Richard Jacobs, vice president of community planning for the Boca-based Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County." Boca Raton, with a population of about 95,000, has 16 synagogues.
• Skepticism is an essential component of the scientific method to test a hypothesis and achieve affirmation. A hypothesis is presented, then scrutinized for possible flaws. If no flaws are found, the hypothesis stands. If flaws are discovered, the hypothesis is corrected to accommodate the errors.
When a hypothesis is considered too sacred for skeptical evaluation, such as the Jewish holocaust, it remains unconfirmed and should not be accepted as factual.
Believers in the Jewish holocaust should welcome and encourage critical skepticism to validate their claims.
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A former Spanish River High School principal whose comments about the Holocaust prompted national controversy is going to court to win his job back.
Ousted principal William Latson last week submitted an official request that a state administrative law judge review the Palm Beach County School Board’s decision to fire him, arguing that he was unfairly terminated.
Board members voted Oct. 30 to fire Latson on grounds of “ethical misconduct” and “failure to carry out job responsibilities” nearly four months after the revelation that he refused to call the Holocaust a “factual, historical event” in an email to a parent last year.
The official justification for firing him was not his explosive remarks about the Holocaust but his failure to respond to messages from supervisors while the controversy roiled and he was on an overseas vacation.
In an email conversation with a parent last year, Latson wrote that students could opt out of Holocaust lessons because “not everyone believes the Holocaust happened” and that as an educator he had “the role to be politically neutral.”
Pressed by the parent, he wrote in April 2018 that “I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee.”
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