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Romney-shirt girl gives up on Philly schools
The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | October 11, 2012 | Regina Medina

Posted on 10/11/2012 1:08:54 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

SAMANTHA PAWLUCY, the Port Richmond teen embroiled in a high school controversy over her T-shirt choice, will no longer attend Charles Carroll High School, her attorney and her father confirmed Wednesday.

"She's totally uncomfortable. She doesn't want to go back there," said Richard Pawlucy, the student's father. He and his wife, Kristine, also pulled their two other daughters from the school.

Samantha wore a pink Romney/Ryan T-shirt to Carroll High on "Dress Down Day" nearly two weeks ago. Her geometry teacher, Lynette Gaymon, asked her to leave the class and wondered why she was wearing a Republican top at a "Democratic" school, according to the student.

The Pawlucys want to enroll the girls at "anything that's not associated with the School District of Philadelphia," Richard Pawlucy said.

Kristine Pawlucy told Larry Mendte on his WWIQ-FM (106.9) show that she felt "betrayed" by, among others, district superintendent William R. Hite and Mayor Nutter.

Richard Pawlucy said his ideal destination for his kids is a charter school.

That might be a tall order. The new school year is already a month old and most charters accept students through a lottery system.

State Rep. John Taylor, who counts the Pawlucys as constituents, is acting as an intermediary with the district and helping the family land a school. It's "a very difficult process for anyone," he said.

Taylor said he spoke Wednesday afternoon with Hite, who was "perfectly willing to cooperate."

Hite told Taylor the family can get him a list of the public schools they'd consider, the state rep said.

"It sounds great, but we were already burned once by Dr. Hite," Richard Pawlucy said. "I don't think we want that."

A disciplinary hearing is scheduled this week for Gaymon, school district spokesman Fernando Gallard said.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Education; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: leftismoncampus; pawlucy; pennsylvania; philadelphia; romney; teachers; tshirt
"A disciplinary hearing is scheduled this week for Gaymon..."

After which she'll be promoted to assistant principal and union shop steward...

1 posted on 10/11/2012 1:09:02 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The Pawlucys want to enroll the girls at "anything that's not associated with the School District of Philadelphia,"

Sending a kid into the Philly government schools borders on child abuse.
Of course, the best solution for the Pawlucys would be to get out of that concentrated Democrat parasite nest ("city") altogether.

2 posted on 10/11/2012 1:26:01 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: randita

(( ping )) for your Pennsylvania ping list.


3 posted on 10/11/2012 1:27:12 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

4 posted on 10/11/2012 1:28:42 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: libh8er

Say no more.............


5 posted on 10/11/2012 1:43:33 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Home school


6 posted on 10/11/2012 2:02:44 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Seems like the story missed a step here. I knew that Hite and Mutter had jumped in and promised to play mediator (ha!) but what are the specifics of their betrayal?


7 posted on 10/11/2012 2:37:49 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: libh8er; All

Gee...I am surprised....Gaymon is Black Racist. I must say, I am surprised /sarc


8 posted on 10/11/2012 3:12:54 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The public school system is far more corrupt than the media and the government...


9 posted on 10/11/2012 3:14:32 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: libh8er

That says it all. Why do all these obama supporters look the same?


10 posted on 10/11/2012 3:15:32 AM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: SeminoleCounty

Gee...I am surprised....Gaymon is Black Racist. I must say, I am surprised /sarc

Impossible. You have to be white to be racist.


11 posted on 10/11/2012 3:25:55 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, when it comes down to it, this teacher has created a situation where a girl could never feel comfortable at her school again. Just wonderful.


12 posted on 10/11/2012 3:35:28 AM PDT by goodolemr
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To: freedomfiter2

If it would have been an Obama for President t-shirt you would nary have heard a chirp and the principal probably would have smiled at her.


13 posted on 10/11/2012 3:37:08 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Kristine Pawlucy told Larry Mendte on his WWIQ-FM (106.9) show that she felt "betrayed" by, among others, district superintendent William R. Hite and Mayor Nutter.

Honey...you sent your child to a public school...what did you expect?

14 posted on 10/11/2012 3:40:47 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
...wondered why she was wearing a Republican top at a “Democratic” school

Yeah.....DEMOCRATIC....yeah!....right!

15 posted on 10/11/2012 3:51:47 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: goodolemr

How’s that anti-bullying initiative working out...? Oh, you mean it’s really only about forcing the gay agenda onto the kids and not real bullying. Gotcha!


16 posted on 10/11/2012 4:10:01 AM PDT by MichiganCheese (It's now or never!)
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To: libh8er

Yeah: It figures.


17 posted on 10/11/2012 4:13:30 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: libh8er

As punishment they should force her to eat Michelle Obama’s chosen lunch’s at school every day. She might even lose a few pounds.


18 posted on 10/11/2012 4:15:54 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Why was this racist not immediately fired? There should not have to be a "disciplinary" hearing.
If this woman is not severely disciplined or outright fired should this act truly be the start of revolution, because this is gov't abridging free speech.
19 posted on 10/11/2012 4:36:04 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Online homeschool

Keystone School or K12 International Academy (which also has a gifted HS program with GWU)

We are using a combination of both and are pleased


20 posted on 10/11/2012 5:05:55 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: sirchtruth

Fire a teacher? Are you kidding they are part of the ruling class. You can’t fire those elitists who drag home $100K for 6 mos work.

The kid is likely getting a better education at home.

Pray for America


21 posted on 10/11/2012 5:14:28 AM PDT by bray (Islam- A billion medieval savages can't be wrong!)
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22 posted on 10/11/2012 5:18:27 AM PDT by randita
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To: sirchtruth
The article linked below indicates that the school staff member assigned to escort Samatha Pawlucy on her first day back was one of the one’s who harassed her the day she wore the T-shirt, so the intimidation continued. The teacher will probably get a pay raise or promotion when this is all over and the Dems have run the three children of this family out of the school. They will count this as an accomplishment.

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/politics/Romney-T-Shirt-School-Transfer-173513931.html

23 posted on 10/11/2012 5:23:03 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Pennsylvania has arguably the worst homeschooling statutes in the United States. (Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Mississippi are also in the running.)

Enemy’s schools, enemy’s rules. Full privatization is the only way.


24 posted on 10/11/2012 5:25:37 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Una bruja.)
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To: Truth29

one’s = ones. Grrr.


25 posted on 10/11/2012 5:28:15 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Smells like a lawsuit to me.


26 posted on 10/11/2012 5:42:23 AM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
asked her to leave the class and wondered why she was wearing a Republican top at a "Democratic" school . . . .

Anyone want to bet that this school has a daycare center for the single moms?

A disciplinary hearing is scheduled this week for Gaymon...

Not needed. She needs to be on the unemployment rolls.

27 posted on 10/11/2012 6:00:13 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 ("It's better to vote for a Republican you don't know than wind up with a dim you don't like".)
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To: SeminoleCounty

And a piece of chit!

Why are these close-minded freaks allowed anywhere near children?


28 posted on 10/11/2012 6:05:46 AM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: Tax-chick
Pennsylvania has arguably the worst homeschooling statutes in the United States. But it can be done -- find a sympathetic evaluator, know how to "check off" what the school expects to see each year and be sure to keep any and all documentation. It also helps a lot if you can get them into a community college early. I homeschooled my son from 9-12th grade and daughter from 6th-12th grade in PA and both have been fine, my son was even accepted into the FBI. Or, there might be some church-based schools they can get their kids into, hopefully after reading this story someone will contact the family.
29 posted on 10/11/2012 6:13:14 AM PDT by twyn1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As more Republicans and Christians pull their children out of these marxist indoctrination centers, public schools are becoming nothing more than another wealth redistribution scheme where conservatives pay for the education of both their own children and liberals’. When my youngest was born, I swore that the only time he would set foot in a public school would be if he had to go there to vote.


30 posted on 10/11/2012 6:15:29 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Hope isn't a strategy.)
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To: twyn1
But it can be done ...

Yes, I've been in correspondence with some people in PA. They (and you) have my sympathy! I've lived in Oklahoma and North Carolina.

My Non-Public School compliance this year required me to go to the state's website, verify my address, and check off the number of compulsory-school-age children I'm educating, by age and sex. If the state ever calls or comes to the door, I can arrange to meet them at a neutral location and show them that I possess standardized test results, attendance charts, and vaccination records. (The state is not allowed to have an opinion on any of those items, only verify their existence.)

I hope the family in the article will find an educational arrangement that works for them!

31 posted on 10/11/2012 6:19:08 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Una bruja.)
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To: Tax-chick

You don’t even have to notify the district to homeschool in NJ. It’s recommended that you notify the school district if you’re pulling your kid out, however.

A state senator is trying to make it very difficult, but the legislature doesn’t seem interested.


32 posted on 10/11/2012 6:19:38 AM PDT by goldi
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To: goldi

I must have had NJ mixed up with another northern state!


33 posted on 10/11/2012 6:55:28 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Una bruja.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The family’s first priority, fo course, is to secure an
education/school for their kids. The next step is a due
process hearing. Their child was denied access to a Free
Appropriate Public Education as required by law. If I werethem, I would contact Alliance Defense Fund or Landmark
Legal Foundation. The remedy (money) should provide enough
for private education thereafter.


34 posted on 10/11/2012 7:03:04 AM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: Tax-chick

Probably New York — they have very restrictive laws. I think there are testing requirements, yearly evaluations, submission of all lesson plans, etc.

Before we moved to PA we were in Mass. and it was surprisingly easy to homeschool there ... just a notification and maybe a few standardized tests from time to time.


35 posted on 10/11/2012 7:05:29 AM PDT by twyn1
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To: Truth29

“the school staff member assigned to escort Samatha Pawlucy on her first day back was one of the ones who harassed her the day she wore the T-shirt”

Well, that makes perfect sense (fox/henhouse, etc).


36 posted on 10/11/2012 7:11:05 AM PDT by babyfreep
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To: Tax-chick

NY is pretty bad.


37 posted on 10/11/2012 7:27:26 AM PDT by goldi
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To: babyfreep
"Well, that makes perfect sense (fox/henhouse, etc)."

It does make sense as the action of a Democrat machine that believes that it is above the law and can force Republicans into submission and hiding.

38 posted on 10/11/2012 7:31:43 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Liberals are the narrow minded haters... this is just one more example.


39 posted on 10/11/2012 8:54:52 AM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: Tax-chick

I was not aware of that about home schools in Pennsylvania.
thanks


40 posted on 10/11/2012 12:32:13 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: silverleaf
they should sue for enough for the very best private tutors in the city for the rest of her high school days...
41 posted on 10/11/2012 2:51:39 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Arrowhead1952

“A disciplinary hearing is scheduled this week for Gaymon...”

Probably behind closed doors with high-fives, cake and ice-cream.


42 posted on 10/11/2012 3:02:55 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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