BEYOND BELIEF – AT 9:24 A.M. ET: This is not the only incident of its kind, but it's particularly outrageous. This happened in an American school, paid for by taxpayer dollars. From Fox:
A Philadelphia high school teacher is under investigation after she reportedly ordered a student to take off a t-shirt supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and compared the shirt to a Ku Klux Klan sheet.
The incident occurred at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond. When the student refused the order, she tried to throw the girl out of class.
The teacher reportedly told the 16-year-old student that the high school was a “Democratic school” and then threatened to use a marker to cross out Romney’s name.
Philadelphia School District spokesman Fernando Gallard confirmed to Philly.com that, “a teacher made some comments to a student wearing a Romney t-shirt in their classroom.”
“The comments were of a political nature, and also of a personal nature,” he told the newspaper. “We are looking into the comments, and the conduct of the teacher.”
Gallard said the student was well within her rights to wear the t-shirt and was not in violation of any school dress codes.
In the meantime, the teacher was switched out of the class “to allow the student to feel comfortable to come to the class.”
COMMENT: Why was a teacher of such obvious immaturity and stupidity hired in the first place? At least the school district is standing up for the student, which is the only decent thing to do.
I'd love to see the reaction of the local teacher's union. I'm sure it'll be a beaut. This kind of political pressure is nothing compared to what goes on in some colleges and universities, although we've been blessed this year by an army of conservative college students, dismayed by their job prospects, who are fighting back.
Don't stop fighting. We're winning.
October 4, 2012