A quote from Michel Foucault as a Whatsapp status message can make a teacher expelled from his teaching post in Turkey…

Is it surprising that prisons resemble factories, schools, barracks, hospitals, which all resemble prisons?


Most of the high school principals are chosen specially. The more you have nationalistic/ right wing/ authoritarian tendencies, the more likely you will become a high school principal. And the less knowledgeable scholarly you are, the better promotion you will have.

A philosophy teacher used a Foucault quote from the “Birth of Prison” in his Whatsapp account and the vice principal thought it was the teacher’s own statement likening the school to a prison. The principal backed his vice principal in the so called investigation.

The teacher is sent to a different school as a punishment, now he is fighting back.

News in Turkish here



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