Long-Time PCC Employee Fired for Offensive Math Quiz

By Bridge Staff|November 8, 2015CLIMB Center, News|

The Oregonian/Oregon Live reported on Saturday that Portland Community College had fired employee Scott Sayles for giving a math quiz that had word problems that involved drive-by shootings and a pimp’s potential earnings from prostitution.

The quiz was evidently based on a tongue-in-cheek “City of Los Angeles High School Math Proficiency Exam.”

Sayles, a PCC graduate, worked as an instructor at the CLIMB Center in a department called Center for  Continuous Learning for Individuals, Management and Business.  Sayles had been with the college since at least 2001, when his work on a straw bale hut for the engineering department garnered praise.

The Oregonian story can be read at http://tinyurl.com/scottsaylesfired.

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