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* The shop teacher on ''Series/{{Popular}}'' gets fired after coming out as {{transgender}}.

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* The shop teacher on ''Series/{{Popular}}'' gets fired after coming out as {{transgender}}.UsefulNotes/{{transgender}}.


* Mr. Garrison in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' becomes this after coming out of the closet in the "Fourth Grade" episode. After being re-hired later on, he tries to get fired again in order to get rich off of a discrimination lawsuit. He was fired for the last time by PC Principal in season 19 when he made racist comments towards Canadians during a school assembly. [[spoiler:This turned out to be a horrible idea, as Garrison became a Creator/DonaldTrump expy, only much, much worse.]]

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* Mr. Garrison in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' becomes this after coming out of the closet in the "Fourth Grade" episode. After being re-hired later on, he tries to get fired again in order to get rich off of a discrimination lawsuit. He was fired for the last time by PC Principal in season 19 when he made racist comments towards Canadians during a school assembly. [[spoiler:This turned out to be a horrible idea, as and only resulted in Garrison became a Creator/DonaldTrump expy, only becoming much, much worse.]]


* This happens twice in ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'', both times to SadistTeachers. Mr Hattrick is fired after a side mission where he's exposed as taking bribes from the parents of the Preppy clique to give the students better grades. Mr Burton, however, is fired at the end of the game after Jimmy exposes him as a [[HotForStudent pervert who has a thing for the students]].

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* This happens twice in ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'', both times to SadistTeachers. Mr Hattrick is fired after a side mission where he's exposed as taking bribes from the parents of the Preppy clique to give the students better grades. Mr Burton, however, is fired at the end of the game after Jimmy exposes him as a [[HotForStudent [[TeacherStudentRomance pervert who has a thing for the students]].


%%* Peter Venkman in ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''.

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%%* Peter Venkman in * ''Film/{{Ghostbusters 1984}}''.1984}}'': All three initial ghostbusters are fired from their university because the dean thinks that their theories are complete bunk. This is what forces them to go into private business for themselves.


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* ''Film/AnotherRound'': All four teachers who experiment with drinking during school hours run the risk of being discovered by the administration. Only after they end their experiment do they realize that Tommy has become an alcoholic. When he arrives to a faculty meeting falling-down drunk, there's no hope left for him. He's summarily fired.

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* ''Literature/TheresABoyInTheGirlsBathroom'': Variant in that it's not a teacher but the school's new guidance counselor who gets fired after the parents get up in arms about having one at all, and especially over the advice she's been giving the kids - among other things, one of them claims she's "teaching religion" just by mentioning zen monks to a couple of students.


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* Quistis Trepe from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' is fired from being a [=SeeD=] instructor because of her "lack of leadership skill," after one of her students disobeys orders during the [=SeeD=] field exam and nearly gets his squad and a member of another squad killed as a result. Her one-sided crush on and favoritism toward one of her students may also have had something to do with it.
* Geo's homeroom teacher in ''VideoGame/MegamanStarForce'' is threatened with being fired when he protests using an experimental teaching tool on children. The principal gets his ass fired when the technology proves unsafe ''the very next day''. He still manages to wind up as ''a country singer'' at the Grizzly Peaks resort.
* This happens twice in ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'', both times to SadistTeachers. Mr Hattrick is fired after a side mission where he's exposed as taking bribes from the parents of the Preppy clique to give the students better grades. Mr Burton, however, is fired at the end of the game after Jimmy exposes him as a [[HotForStudent pervert who has a thing for the students]].
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* Quistis Trepe from ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVIII'' is fired from being a [=SeeD=] instructor because of her "lack of leadership skill," after one of her students disobeys orders during the [=SeeD=] field exam and nearly gets his squad and a member of another squad killed as a result. Her one-sided crush on and favoritism toward one of her students may also have had something to do with it.
* Geo's homeroom teacher in ''VideoGame/MegamanStarForce'' is threatened with being fired when he protests using an experimental teaching tool on children. The principal gets his ass fired when the technology proves unsafe ''the very next day''. He still manages to wind up as ''a country singer'' at the Grizzly Peaks resort.
* This happens twice in ''VideoGame/{{Bully}}'', both times to SadistTeachers. Mr Hattrick is fired after a side mission where he's exposed as taking bribes from the parents of the Preppy clique to give the students better grades. Mr Burton, however, is fired at the end of the game after Jimmy exposes him as a [[HotForStudent pervert who has a thing for the students]].
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* Happens to Walter White on ''Series/BreakingBad'' about halfway through the show's run, when, after a period where his marriage was on the rocks, he [[WhatAnIdiot decides to hit on his principal.]] Of course, at that point, he's making far more money cooking and selling meth then he ever could at teaching, and isn't particularly concerned with losing his job aside from the embarrassment factor.


* Averted in James Hilton's ''Film/GoodbyeMrChips'', in that Mr. Chipping, though ordered to retire for refusing to adopt modern methods (such as adopting the New Pronuncation of Latin and placing emphasis on high marks rather than on character development), ''is'' reinstated by the protests of his students and their parents.
** The point being that it's a pretty upscale school and the students' parents, many of whom were his students as children, are now Earls, Viscounts and all that.

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* Averted in James Hilton's ''Film/GoodbyeMrChips'', ''Literature/GoodbyeMrChips'', in that Mr. Chipping, though ordered by the headmaster to retire for refusing to adopt modern methods (such as adopting the New Pronuncation of Latin and placing emphasis on high marks rather than on character development), ''is'' reinstated spared by the board of governors following the protests of his students and their parents.
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parents. The point being that it's a pretty upscale school is proud of its traditions, and regards Chips as a better example of them than the students' parents, many new modern-minded headmaster, who is respected but not much liked. It's mentioned that the chairman of whom were his the governors was himself one of Chips's students as children, are now Earls, Viscounts a boy, and all that.he's probably not the only one.

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* Steve Fannin, a public school teacher in Florida who received a national teaching award, was fired for erasing the "learning goal" from the board to write more notes during an evaluation.


* Mr. Garrison in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' becomes this after coming out of the closet in the "Fourth Grade" episode. After being re-hired later on, he tries to get fired again in order to get rich off of a discrimination lawsuit.

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* Mr. Garrison in ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' becomes this after coming out of the closet in the "Fourth Grade" episode. After being re-hired later on, he tries to get fired again in order to get rich off of a discrimination lawsuit. He was fired for the last time by PC Principal in season 19 when he made racist comments towards Canadians during a school assembly. [[spoiler:This turned out to be a horrible idea, as Garrison became a Creator/DonaldTrump expy, only much, much worse.]]


** It has. Recently, a teacher at a Catholic school was fired when it was discovered that she used invitro fertilization (forbidden by the church) to conceive, while a teacher at a private Baptist school was fired when it was realized that she conceived her child before she and her husband married. Religious schools often require teachers to sign statements promising not to publicly do or say anything that goes against the teachings of whichever organization runs the school.


** It has. Recently, a teacher at a Catholic school was fired when it was discovered that she used invitro fertilization (forbidden by the church) to conceive, while a teacher at a private Baptist school was fired when it was realized that she conceived her child before she and her husband married.

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** It has. Recently, a teacher at a Catholic school was fired when it was discovered that she used invitro fertilization (forbidden by the church) to conceive, while a teacher at a private Baptist school was fired when it was realized that she conceived her child before she and her husband married. Religious schools often require teachers to sign statements promising not to publicly do or say anything that goes against the teachings of whichever organization runs the school.


* ''Series/GrowingPains'': Coach Graham T. Lubbock, months after finally winning a full-term teaching job at Dewey High School, is pink slipped. Mike -- who earlier had complained about Lubbock for keeping him in line (despite his comically inept teaching skills and authority keeping) -- learns that Lubbock is struggling to support a pregnant wife and seven children, and are living in an upstairs, small apartment on the poor side of town. Mike realizes that teachers are not suck-the-fun-out-of-everything assholes but people who care about their students, work hard and are underpaid even if supporting a large family. Mike rallies the entire school behind Coach Lubbock. Doesn't work -- Mike (and Carol, too) are suspended and Lubbock is blacklisted.
** Until, that is, we conveniently remember that this is [[PilotEpisode a pilot episode]] for a soon-to-premiere spin-off TV series on ABC (called ''Series/JustTheTenOfUs''), and Lubbock gets a tenured teaching job at a private school ... in California.

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* ''Series/GrowingPains'': Coach Graham T. Lubbock, months after finally winning a full-term teaching job at Dewey High School, is pink slipped. Mike -- who earlier had complained about Lubbock for keeping him in line (despite his comically inept teaching skills and authority keeping) -- learns that Lubbock is struggling to support a pregnant wife and seven children, and are living in an upstairs, small apartment on the poor side of town. Mike realizes that teachers are not suck-the-fun-out-of-everything assholes but people who care about their students, work hard and are underpaid even if supporting a large family. Mike rallies the entire school behind Coach Lubbock. Doesn't work -- Mike (and Carol, too) are suspended and Lubbock is blacklisted.
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blacklisted. Until, that is, we conveniently remember that this is [[PilotEpisode a pilot episode]] for a soon-to-premiere spin-off TV series on ABC (called ''Series/JustTheTenOfUs''), and Lubbock gets a tenured teaching job at a private school ... in California.


** Until, that is, we conveniently remember that this is [[PilotEpisode a pilot episode]] for a soon-to-premiere spin-off TV series on ABC (called ''Just the Ten Of Us''), and Lubbock gets a tenured teaching job at a private school ... in California.

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** Until, that is, we conveniently remember that this is [[PilotEpisode a pilot episode]] for a soon-to-premiere spin-off TV series on ABC (called ''Just the Ten Of Us''), ''Series/JustTheTenOfUs''), and Lubbock gets a tenured teaching job at a private school ... in California.


* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' story arc from the 1960s, Linus had to be dragged to school after Miss Othmar lost her tenure.

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* In a ''ComicStrip/{{Peanuts}}'' story arc from the 1960s, Linus' favorite teacher, Miss Othmar, on whom he has long had a PrecociousCrush, is fired after her participation in a teacher's strike, and Linus had to be dragged to school after Miss Othmar lost her tenure.is devastated. Although never mentioned in the strip, she is apparently reinstated at some point, as she is shown teaching again in future strips and TV specials.


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* An episode of the Disney series of ''WesternAnimation/{{Doug}}'' dealt with Doug's English teacher, Ms. Krystal, being fired, allegedly because her students aren't learning anything (although the actual reason is that Principal White learns that Ms. Krystal didn't vote for him when he was the mayor). Principal White takes over the class. At first, Skeeter is the only one who cares, and even circulates a petition to get Ms. Krystal reinstated, which his classmates are unwilling to sign because they're enjoying Principal White's considerably more lax approach to teaching. But when the principal decides to appoint his son Willie as the new English teacher and Willie turns into a mini-dictator, the kids have had enough and decide they want Ms. Krystal back. Doug comes up with a way to get her reinstated: [[spoiler:at a hearing to decide whether Ms. Krystal will be rehired, he purposely recites incorrect information about one of the books she assigned, and Willie corrects him, thus proving that Ms. Krystal really is a good teacher.]]

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