Canada: Extremist ordered to surrender teaching certificate
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
You know in this day and age, we have ranting fruitcakes teaching our children their personal values instead of societies values. Nazi Boy Paul Fromm somehow is surprised his teaching credentials were taken away.
Let us hope this will be a trend amongst Imans who teach intolerance as well. As for Paul Fromm, well to be alone with him for say 5 minutes would be nice. Just to talk, you know, no biggie.
My FInal Thought
I thought I would showcase Nazi parodies in history, starting with my idols, Larry, Moe and Curly, thank God I can watch them every Saturday and Sunday morning at 5am on TV. The Mel Brooks and John Cleese.
Followed by Seinfelds Mr. (Sieg Heil) Pitt and Soup Nazi. Nothing spells pissing off Nazi Boys by showing them as the idiots they are.
TORONTO -- A prominent Canadian extremist was ordered to surrender his teaching certificate Friday for participating in racist events and speaking publicly against non-white immigration.
An Ontario College of Teachers disciplinary committee found Paul Fromm guilty of professional misconduct in a ruling that broke new ground because it concerned his conduct outside the classroom.
While there was no suggestion he behaved improperly at school, the college said he failed to uphold the "honour, dignity and ethnical standards" of the teaching profession through his off-duty activities.
"This case is not about the member's right to hold political views that are unpopular, or to participate in legal political activities," the three-member panel wrote in a 53-page decision dated Oct. 31 but released Friday.
"It is about whether a teacher who publicly expresses views which are contrary to the values of the profession and the education system, and which have a negative impact on the education system, is entitled to be a member of the college."
Mr. Fromm had been a teacher with the Peel District School Board since 1974. He was also active in the racist movement. When videos surfaced in 1992 showing him at white supremacist rallies, he was reprimanded.
He was transferred from a high school to an adult education centre in 1993 and then terminated by the Peel board in 1997.
Disciplinary committee hearings did not begin until 2005 and continued up until June of this year.
The college of teachers said that, during the years he was employed by the Peel board, Fromm co-founded two organizations that espoused beliefs "contrary to the principles of multiculturalism and tolerance."
He also attended several events organized by the white supremacist group Heritage Front, including a celebration of Hitler's birthday, and once shared a stage with former Louisiana Ku Klux Klan boss David Duke.
"The member spoke against multiculturalism and non-white immigration, used racist language in relation to Jews, Asians and aboriginal people while participating in public events involving individuals and organizations with racist views," the college said.
"This conduct continued despite reprimands from his employer and a ministry (of Education) commissioned investigation into his activities. His continued actions significantly affected students and staff and resulted in creating a poisoned school environment and these actions were inconsistent with the values of the profession."
The Canadian Jewish Congress, which first exposed Mr. Fromm, welcomed the decision.
"In a diverse society like Canada, we have a right to expect that those who teach our kids will act with tolerance and respect both inside and outside the classroom," said CEO Bernie Farber.
Mr. Fromm could not be reached Friday. During the hearings, he denied the allegations. He continues to advance his views on a nightly online radio show on a Florida-based "white pride" Internet site run by former Alabama KKK boss Stephen Don Black.
What remains of Canada's extremist movement has been under considerable pressure in recent months following a series of Canadian Human Rights Tribunal rulings that imposed fines for posting racist materials on Internet sites.