A Geneva High School teacher is being accused of making anti-gay and racist comments in his classroom.
Dave Burk, who teaches consumer education, is accused of making the comments by his students during an Oct. 5 lecture on tax money involving the National Endowment for the Arts.
"How would you feel about your tax dollars going to pay some black fag in New York to take pictures of other black fags?" Burk allegedly asked, according to student Jordan Hunter.
Totally valid question and a fantastic analytic look at how taxes work. I think this was one of the School House Rock songs, was it not?
My bad. I didn't think there were any black fag lovers in the class. I will make a note.
Burk's attorney, D.J. Tegeler, said Monday he was not personally aware of the terms Burk used to his classes, but that Burk apologizes for any offense.
"Mr. Burk is cooperating fully with both the principal, the dean of students and the school board," Tegeler said. "Mr. Burk's biggest problem is he does not want to intentionally offend anybody and if he did, he apologizes."
Hunter said several other students have contacted him, saying Burk repeated the same phrase in all his classes.Whoops. My bads. I didn't think I was delivering my carefully prepared lecture to black fag lovers.
And where can I get a copy of those pictures?