School Fires Critical Thinking Teacher Who Went Viral With Harry Potter Discussion

In a win for Social Reconstructionists, Warren Smith loses his job

Brian Tubbs
6 min readMay 14, 2024
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Warren Smith, the Massachusetts-based teacher who became a poster boy for critical thinking and a favorite of conservatives, has been fired from his full-time teaching job. He announced the news in a video on his YouTube channel.

Prior to this latest development, Smith was a full-time teacher at a secondary school in Massachusetts and a part-time instructor at Emerson College. As of today (May 14, 2024), it appears he is still employed PT by Emerson.

Smith became famous when an on-camera discussion with a student (the student was not pictured) about Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling went viral. If you haven’t seen it, you can watch the video below…