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  • #8
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    Is this how adults set the examples in this school? Is this how they build esteem? This teacher is a VERY poor excuse for a educator.
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    They should keep their political and personal opinions to themselves, unless
    asked. Teachers should be teaching school subject matter...not politics!
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    EXACTLY what I was thinking. Just another fine example of a teacher's union goon trying to use thug tactics in order to quash any opposing view points.
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    I am as anti-Romney as the next guy, but this teacher was way out of line. There is no reason for this to have happened. It was geometry class. Teach geometry and ignore the stupid t-shirt. I have yet to see which shirt the girl was wearing (in other articles it mentions marking out "Romney and Ryan" so it wasn't the one pictured above), but I am unaware of any of Mitt's shirts that say anything racist so the KKK thing doesn't even make sense. It does seem like the school is handling it properly so far.
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    Teachers have no right to endorse a political affiliation to their students. That is not their job. They especially have no right to ENFORCE their political opinion on students. This teacher should be fired! That is unacceptable!
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    Teachers should not get to dress down a student over political differences. This is where it begins. Teachers should be demonstrating how civil discourse works not exemplifying the exact type of intolerance and name calling that seems to cripple honest political discussion in much of America.
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    easy fix,all parents who doesn't like what she had to say can transfer to another class,can get her fired yet what will they do with an empty class room? no reason to force a kid to be in the same class as someone like that.
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    @steve-chicago not too long ago folks getting infront of cameras was basically saying this about all who did not vote obama. sad we still have folks who vote race.
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    Teachers should only voice their personal political views if a student asks, or if they are involved in a civics class or the debate club.
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    The teacher was wrong. First ammendment rights are definitely at play here....for the student as well. If there is no dress code prohibiting it, this teacher used her authority in an inappropiate way. She is there to teach, not to slam someone who does not believe as she does. Dress code or not this teacher is wrong in how she handled this. And her reference to the KKK was stupid at best.
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    The teacher needs to be terminated, he/she should have enough brains to his/her mouth shut. Complain, complain and complain!
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    I say the teacher should be free to throw on a Obama T-shirt if she wants, who cares! But hassling a student is the big issue. When I hear the word hassle, I think harassment. Maybe they should nail school for hostile learning environment.
    Teacher Union Thugs, lol.
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    Schools ban all sorts of tags, including pro football jerseys and the like, make the place non-partisian with no political electioneering and there wouldn't be a problem. Kids don't need to have an opinion, besides, they don't vote when eventually given the chance! Don't get me wrong, I think it is great someone question authority, but when it comes to tweedle dumb and tweedle dee, not worth the effort.
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    Bottom line, If this had been a black student wearing an Obama shirt and a white teach had made comments to that student bringing race into it. That teacher would have been fired, brought up on hate crimes charges, there would have been riots in the streets. yet the teacher that did this to this student has not even been suspended and is still teaching in the school and everyone is looking the other way since it seems a black teacher can go after a white student demanding that the student is not to wear a shirt or go to that school and declares a school to be only democratic. Not for nothing the law applies to all or it is useless. Allowing this promotes racism and gives white supremacist groups all the ammunition it needs.
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    Teachers should keep their political opinions too themselves. However, had the kid himself come in and purposely started an open debate in the classroom, that would be another story.

    The republicans do have a Klan-like history, to be honest.
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    In these situations the teacher should be the more mature one and keep their opinions to themselves. As an educator your job is to teach, not to share your political stances and berate those who disagree with you.
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    No. Teachers are hired by the local government, aka the parents, and they are there to do an unbiased job. They still have their rights, but when you are a teacher, you have no right to put down a child because of their political views. Teacher is another word for leech!!! They discredit you, and angrily tell you how you are wrong, that is all i remember when i talked politics with my teachers! Alls they do is act like liberalism is the answer!!!!
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    What is it with these liberal teachers? It was only a few months a youtube video went viral, showing another school teacher having a meltdown in class because a student spoke negatively about obama. Are liberal teachers that afraid of an opposing political view? Shouldnt they be glad their students take an interest in politics?
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