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Parents upset by multiple choice answer: 'shooting at Trump'
The Jackson Hole News & Guide ^ | October 6, 2017 | Kylie Mohr

Posted on 10/06/2017 10:51:09 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Parents are upset about politics’ pervasiveness in the classroom.

One of the answers a Jackson Hole High School English teacher gave her students on a multiple choice quiz Thursday was “A) He was shooting at Trump.”

Teton County School District No. 1 confirmed the answer was on a quiz administered online by their secure learning management system. The quiz has since been taken down.

Jim McCollum was surprised when his son Rylee McCollum, a junior, came home and showed him a screenshot of the online test.

"I had to read it two times," McCollum said. "I was like, 'Are you kidding me?'"

McCollum, a self-described conservative who voted for President Donald Trump, said that while he "cringes at some of the things he says," the question was completely out of line.

"It's about respect for the office more than anything," he said. "That's enough of this. No way."

The test, McCollum said, was on George Orwell's novel “Animal Farm.” The full question was, "Napoleon has the gun fired for a new occasion. What is the new occasion?"

Possible answers were, "He was shooting at Trump," "his birthday," "for completion of the windmill" and "to scare off the attackers of Animal Farm."

"It was so inappropriate to show a name of a sitting president in that question," McCollum said. "To me, that is so wrong in light of the situation in our country and the divisiveness and all."

In a statement this morning, the district said, "TCSD #1 administration learned late yesterday that a quiz was administered to a class of high school students that contained an inappropriate answer to a multiple choice question. Administration is investigating this incident and verifying the information we have received.

“TCSD #1 takes seriously threats of any kind, regardless of the intent. We apologize to the students, families and community for this incident and will be addressing the issue with personnel."

McCollum graduated from Jackson Hole High School in 1985 and was "born and raised" in Jackson. He shared the question on Facebook, which took off with shares and angry comments similar to his own, as well as a few students defending the teacher.

"To see that in my son's class ..." he trailed off. "This is not OK."

McCollum said that "liberal bias" pervades other classes at the high school, too, leaving his son and other conservative students feeling like "the outcast" and impacting their ability to learn.

"He told me, 'Dad, they crapped on everything I believe in,’’” McCollum said.

"Rylee is very patriotic, very supportive of our military and of our country," McCollum said. His son plans to enlist in the Marines unless he gets a wrestling scholarship.

"My kid is full-blooded red, white and blue," McCollum added.

McCollum said that his son Rylee "loves the teacher" who wrote the test, English teacher Carin Aufderheide.

"He thinks she's a terrific person, a nice person," McCollum said, despite knowing she has different political beliefs. "He was really upset that she would do that. He was really disappointed."

McCollum wants the incident to be a learning lesson, not a disciplinary action for the teacher.

"I'm not looking to get rid of anyone's position," he said. "Heck, I've done and said enough dumb things throughout my life."

The timing couldn't be worse to insinuate violence, McCollum said. Stephen Paddock's Sunday night shooting rampage in Las Vegas killed 58 people and injured more than 500.

"The Las Vegas thing still weights on us," he said. "We are absolutely devastated. Just like any other American, we are devastated by what happened."

This is a developing story.

TOPICS: Education; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: antitrump; education; teachers; trump; wyoming
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

The Jackson Hole country is full of rich liberals. It is the most liberal county in Wyo, even more so than Albany, where the University is.

41 posted on 10/06/2017 11:36:20 AM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Panhandle.deporable

She wasn’t pretending not to know the name Winston Churchill?
Wow. Sad.

42 posted on 10/06/2017 11:43:34 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: CMailBag

“I’m starting to believe that the entire education system is corrupted top to bottom, including the administrators.”

My Ph.D. is in Educational Philosophy. I have said for years that the public schools are a lost cause.

In large measure because teachers do not know how to distinguish between philosophy and religion. The school end up teaching a form of sophistry.

Sophistry never teaches anything of value.

43 posted on 10/06/2017 11:50:51 AM PDT by Fai Mao (I still want to see The PIAPS in prison)
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To: beergarden

“...they made an offer she cant and will not refuse.”

Can you elaborate on the nature of the “offer”?

44 posted on 10/06/2017 12:00:31 PM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: beergarden

And you brag about something like this?

What you are implying is not something to brag about.

You sound like a middle schooler.


45 posted on 10/06/2017 12:03:28 PM PDT by Mears
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To: MplsSteve

Ask and we both might end up with horse heads at the end of our beds.

46 posted on 10/06/2017 12:04:00 PM PDT by beergarden
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“He told me, ‘Dad, they crapped on everything I believe in,’’” McCollum said.

Get used to it, Kid. Now shut up and eat your Sh#t Sandwich. And you’ll LIKE it! ;)

47 posted on 10/06/2017 12:24:16 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
Thank you for referencing that article 2ndDivisionVet. As usual, please note that the following critique is directed at the article and not at you.

Patriots are reminded that, while the states have never expressly constitutionally delegated to the feds the specific power to regulate INTRAstate schooling, the feds do have the constitutional authority to make sure that citizens can exercise their voting power to resolve problems dealing with their state governments, including dealing with bad-apple public school faculty and administrators imo.

As evidenced by the frustration of the parent mentioned in the article, the problem is the following. We still have a worthless Congress left over from the lawless Obama Administration that will predictably ignore its constitutional duty to protect the voting power of parents to fire activist teachers who indoctrinate their children with ideas that parents find repugnant. (This is the same idea as career federal lawmakers wrongly expecting citizens to comply with federal regulations made by non-elected bureaucrats.)

In other words, firing activist teachers and the misguided administrators who hired them actually begins with firing members of Congress who stubbornly refuse to exercise their constitutional authority to guarantee citizens a republican form of government imo.

Corrections, insights welcome.

That being said …

Drain the swamp sewer! Drain the sewer!

Remember in November 2018 !

Since corrupt Congress is the biggest part of the sewer (imo) that Trump wants to drain, it is actually up to us patriots to drain the sewer in the 2018 elections, patriots supporting Trump by pink-slipping as many career lawmakers as they can, replacing them with patriots who will support Trump.

In the meanwhile, patriots need to make sure that there are plenty of Trump-supporting candidates on the primary ballots.

Patriots need to qualify candidates by asking them why the Founding States made the Constitution’s Section 8 of Article I; to limit (cripple) the federal government’s powers.

Patriots also need to make sure that candidates are knowledgeable of the Supreme Court's clarifications of the federal government’s limited powers listed here.

Also, unlike career members of Congress who wrongly remained silent while misguided state officials abridged the constitutionally enumerated rights of citizens during the lawless Obama Administration, patriots need to make sure that candidates on the 2018 primary ballots commit to the following.

Candidates need to commit to making and enforcing 14th Amendment-related laws to prosecute misguided state officials who use state powers to abridge constitutionally enumerated protections, 1st Amendment-protected religious expression and free speech for example, such actions prohibited by Section 1 of the 14th Amendment.

”14th Amendment, Section 1: All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States [emphasis added]; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

Again, drain the sewer! Drain the sewer!

48 posted on 10/06/2017 12:42:11 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: oh8eleven

Should be Carin Auf Wiedersehen.

49 posted on 10/06/2017 12:56:59 PM PDT by moovova
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To: theoilpainter

Let’s say a rodeo clown wore an Obama mask. Nothing would happen to him, right?

50 posted on 10/06/2017 1:00:17 PM PDT by Jim Noble (Single payer is coming. Which kind do you like?)
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