Skip to comments.Colorado teacher kicks student for wearing GOP shirt off campus
Posted on 10/30/2004 1:48:57 PM PDT by freespirited
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Instructor: Maria Spero is a Visiting Instructor of Spanish in the Modern Languages Department at Fort Lewis College. A long-time instructor with the Extended Studies Program, Ms. Spero has been teaching for more than fourteen years and has led many travel study tours to Mexico and Honduras.
HATE CRIME ! I'm sure Jessie Jackson will be all over this.[not]
It is true, too, IMHO.
"It is assault. It should be prosecuted!"
No she shouldn't. Her actions were a form of self expression due to the oppression she experiences every day by Imperialist America. Judges ruled that terrorism is "free speech", therefore this assault on a Nazi Republican can also consitute free speech.
I mean, give me a break. Learn your html someplace besides the link students will follow to find out about you.
Just more of the liberal educational brownshirts.
Indeed. We have the guns - and they, if the attack on Ann Coulter last week was any indicator, have pies.
They don't want to fight against an armed emeny. They much prefer skulking in the shadows and stabbing people in the back.
Party of Peace, aye.
Exactly. And, since she was a "visiting prof," I want to know where she was visiting from. They need to hear from us, too.
I love dangling participles.
What was good for Bobby Knight...
See #39. I already got bopped. You're late.
"Visiting" for fourteen years? Wonder what her immigration status is.
You guys better do something about this kind of nonsense before kids decide they'd rather be electricians, carpenters or plumbers rather than go to college/LOL.
Democrat Party = Religion of Peace
Yep, I had to break away from FR for a minute to go to that college website.
Whereever that prof is from, they definitely don't have the same notion of acceptable behavior that we have in Texas. At risk of being hypocritical, that woman needs a good old fashioned Texas ass kickin' on top of everything else. You know, if the kicked student were one of my kids, I'm thinkin' I'd be all over that woman and risking arrest myself!
When he decides to leave Texas, I hope his next job is head of the NCAA. How sweet it would be!
Consider it your second bop...(vbg)
Those pesky pacifists are at it again, I see.
Not going to happen.
I have noticed that liberals don't think.
They don't think I should eat meat.
They don't think I should drive an SUV
They don't think I should own guns
They don't think I have freedom of speech
They don't think I should smoke
They don't think I should pay less taxes
They don't think I have a right to detest homosexuality
They don't think I have a right to believe in God
They just don't think.
The military has great disdain for the Gigolo and the
Pretty Boy; Kerry has not gone near a military installation
because he is AFRAID they will boo him, or just endure him
If he does, it will shock me. If this bunch were to get
what they think they want (Kerry as CIC), it's a good chance
they'll have to learn to fight when he changes his mind
(flip-flops) and drafts them, because the real military is
on the edge of bugging out.
Isn't Colorado home of the fighting whitey's T shirt?
Curious, isn't it? It probably means she isn't qualified for a professorship and this is their back-door method of awarding psuedo-tenure.
They did ... now all that we have to do is have the intestinal fortitude to do what is right.
ROFL... You came to the right place!!! I teach at a technical campus. We teach electronics, aviation mechanics, computer maintenance, machining, welding, HVAC and my drafting classes. We've got a major conservative bunch of faculty. Our students report that they feel much more respected at our campus than they do at the liberal campus where they take their academic classes. It's a good thing for them to learn IMO.
Politics are discussed often on our campus. Several instructors are retired military. I have seen that our conservatism and requirements of decent behavior have given some students clarity in their own political thoughts. It's amazing how just being honorable and speaking the truth can impact the young minds. Too bad so many students haven't received that through public school and from parents.
File a police complaint and press charges. Give this idiot, a poor-excuse-for-an-intelligent-person, a record of having been charged and/or convicted of a violent crime.
Why stop at anything less? An apology doesn't cut it. Relish the university's indignant response when you press charges.
..I'm a Texas fan too...(like your tagline)
Not good enough!
I want Her Fired, and barred from ever teaching in that school. also Sue the School, and Force all the Teachers and Administrators to attend Sensitivity training classes.
Because thats Exactly! what they would do. They deserve NO LESS!!!
More kids should attend schools such as yours. They'd probably be a lot happier and a lot more productive in the long run. I really feel sorry for the kids who have to put up with the PC nonsense that gets fed to them in many high schools and so-called "liberal arts" colleges today.
Done. letter body follows:
Thanks to you and your hate-filled reaction to political commentary, I can cross one more college off the list for my sons. I know of many, many more who are doing likewise.
As enrollments dwindle, more and more instructors will be let go. And I guess you will have to be working for that student later, after all.
What goes around, etc. Time to spruce up that resume.
I'm sorry teach--you can disagree with me but never, ever touch me.
LLL?= Lying Liberal Left?
Using the codename "La Condora Rosa", she led a coup in the mountanous regions of El Salvador, establishing the short-lived republic of Montedorada. The country was founded on a mixture of Marxist egalitarianism and the writings of Ann Landers. Montedorada unexpectedly came to an end when the ruling junta mistook a scout troop for an opposing army and fled the tiny mountaintop region.
Oh, BTW this is satire.
I don't think it matters, I'm just pointing out that it'd be harder to fire a professor in (previously) good standing than it would be to fire a TA.
Hypothetically, if Larry Sabato at UVA were to do what the instructor in the article did, do you think he'd be fired? Most likely, a demand for an apology would be the most that'd come out of it. Or, to take an actual example, what about Professor Nicholas "Mogadishu" DeGenova over at Columbia? Last I heard, he was still around, despite some calls for him to be fired.
My thought too.
>>. . .Ms. Spero has been teaching for more than fourteen years and has led many travel study tours to Mexico and Honduras.<<
And running weapons to Marxist rebels and narco-terrorists.
That works. I was going for Loony Liberal Left. But Lying Liberal Loony works as well...
Again, reverse the positions. Can you imagine the outcry had a Republican teacher (I know, I know) kicked a student with a scumbag dem shirt. It'd be on the front page of the NYT! The guy would never teach again!! Disgraceful!!
So have the parents filed Criminal Hate Assault charges against the "Teacher"?
Has the restaurant owner filed criminal charges against her for attacking one of his patron?
Has the whatever college initiated a conduct hearing and suspended the "teacher" for assaulting a student?The parents and the restaurant owner are likely to file charges but the college I doubt it will take any action at all -- claiming that it did not happen on college grounds so they don't have a dog in this fight is the most likely outcome.
I've been teaching here for 4 years now. Before that I worked in industry and didn't think much about college age kids. I have learned a lot. I didn't know if I'd be able to get along with the kids well or not when I began this job but I have raised to great daughters so I figured I'd try it.
I have to say that my students are great. I love these kids and really enjoy being around them. Sadly, I have found it easy to understand why so many young liberal arts college students are so easily influenced by PC left-wing fringe instructors. These kids love having interaction with adults who will listen and talk to them. They soak up everything like a sponge. They are at the age when parents are still accustomed to talking to them as children and even the students who have great parents often don't feel they have "adult" conversations with their parents.
They've just come out of high school where PC rules don't really allow an exchange of political and social ideas. To the students, it is a treat to be brought into discussions by an adult about "real" issues in the world.
Of course a lot of what I'm saying about this is generalized but I've found it rewarding. I was surprised at this. I really like most of these kids. They are mostly really good folks and nice to talk with. LOL
All I ask is tha the instructor be given the same treatment as if he had assaulted a person who was black, latino, gay, or muslim.
Bitch has got to leave campus SOMETIME!
Ditch the bi!ch!
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