Also inform your daughter that if she is asked any further pointed questions concerning Obama (before you can contact her principal), to reply politely, “I’m sorry. My parent will be handling this matter and I’ve been asked not to respond.”
Ok, one last thing.
Do not get caught up in ANY political debate with the teacher. Do not attempt to quote the teacher or your child. Do not put your child on the spot to give details of the conversation. This opens the door for the teacher to lie or evade.
Simply state firmly that the subject matter was innapropriate, inflammatory, and poorly handled. Explain that your child was made to feel extremely uncomfortable and alienated. State that you are concerned for your child. You want her to get the best possible education, and you are sure there will be no further problems now that everyone has had a chance to clear things up.
Keep it simple. Let them know your child has been instructed to not participate in any inappropriate politcal discussions and if there are any further problems they should contact you directly. Give them your cell.
All principals like things to run smooth. They hate anything that makes thier long, hectic days longer and more hectic. I promise this teacher will be instructed to stop making waves.