Monday, May 21, 2012

Another Obama-American

To an Obama-American, you should be arrested for 'disrespecting' this president.
During the exchange, the teacher (an obvious Obama supporter) got very angry with the student and accused him of disrespecting the president. She even went so far as to tell the boy that he could be jailed for speaking ill of Obama.
The others are OK though.
The back and forth continued and the most strident of the two students reminded his teacher that President Bush was constantly treated to negative statements about him while he was in office: “Whenever Bush was president, everybody talked sh-t about him.” To which the teacher responded: “Because he was sh-tty.”
Should this teacher be fired?  No.  But a reprimand for pushing her political opinions in class is warranted.  There is no excuse for what she did, starting w/ her 'fact of the day' and then doubling down w/ the stupidity, showing her own ignorance in the process. 

I'm often labelled as a 'conservative' or 'right-wing' (even though my social beliefs are very liberal) but I try and keep myself as politically neutral as I can in the classroom, often playing the devil's advocate. When I don't, I make it a point to state that it is my opinion only.

The idiot in the video makes us all look bad.

UPDATE:  Teacher has been allegedly suspended. 

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jinksto said...

Interested in why you think this teacher shouldn't be fired. Beyond her loose verbal wrangling with the students an pushing her own political agenda the classroom was very much out of control. Maybe that's the result of allowing an "open debate" to occur but I... I dunno... it didn't seem like a terribly productive learning environment even before the student "schooled" her.

Thirdpower said...

Does she need some remediation in teaching? Yes. Do I think she should be supervised and/or reprimanded? Yes.

I don't think her life needs to be ruined because of this.

She continues it....THEN fire her.

jinksto said...

Fair enough... thanks for expanding.