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Teacher fired for demanding published apology

By Zhang Xiaomin  (China Daily)

14:37, December 15, 2011

DALIAN, Liaoning - A teacher lost his job after having a student publish an apology to him in a newspaper, triggering heated debate on Tuesday in Dalian, in Northeast China's Liaoning province.

The apology, published on Monday as a classified ad in Dalian Evening News, said: "Teacher Liang, I am XXX. I apologize to you for what I did, I know I've hurt you. Please forgive me."

The apology attracted attention and aroused controversy nationwide.

After investigating the incident, the Bureau of Education of Dalian's Ganjingzi district announced on Tuesday it was dissolving the employment contract with the teacher.

In a news release, the bureau also said it will circulate a notice in the district criticizing the Qipan Primary School, the headmaster and teacher and that all responsible must apologize to the student and his parents. The district also said it will initiate a discussion on professional ethics among teachers.

According to a report on Tuesday in Dalian Evening News, the sixth-grade student, said Liang was "a fool" while chatting with a student from Liang's class. Liang overheard the remark and demanded that child bring his parents to the school to apologize within two weeks. The parents found out too late and Liang would not then accept their apology. He insisted instead on a published letter of apology.

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