Skip to comments.Kansas Teacher Claims Conservative Views Led to Loss of Job
Posted on 06/13/2009 1:16:27 PM PDT by peace with honor
Tim Latham, who has spent the last 19 years teaching students American history and government spent the past school year at a high school in Lawerence, Kan. and it appears his first year at the school will be his last. During Latham's brief meeting with the assistant principal ( Jan gentry ), he clamis gentry told him his school-affilated web site was " too patriotic ". The site links to the US Military Academy at West Point, the Air Force,and other military and history related sites
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It’s Lawrence, Kansas and we call it Moscow on the Kaw.
Link goes to main FOXNews site. Direct URL to article by Joshua Rhett Miller:
Funny how Amerika is looking more and more everyday like the old Third Reich and Soviet Union.
Yes, it seems to be fashionable now for schools to scoff at patriotism. It’s not approved by the NEA or the teacher’s union.
The Flaw on the Kaw
The left wants you fired for your political opinions, look at Miss California. What jobs will conservatives be allowed to have?
Don’t be too quick to assume he is in the right. A major cause of teachers getting fired is that they think their podium is a political soapbox to rant from, instead of a lectern to teach from. It doesn’t matter what their politics are, this irritates students and their parents like nothing else.
Some people are just incapable of shutting up and teaching. They are just itching to tell their students they have the wrong politics, the wrong religion, the wrong culture or ethnic group, and that whatever their parents believe is lies. They just can’t help themselves.
Providing material to make soap and lampshades. if they continue to roll over for the communists and socialists.
I hope this Guy Gentry bleep bleep bleeeeeeep fleeeeeg ble ble bleep
And i hope this teacher ingores Gentry and his Fleeting Stupity !
and bone sporks
“A major cause of teachers getting fired is that they think their podium is a political soapbox to rant from”
Which isn’t the case, given the facts in the article.
Well, there is a great university there.
I know someone like this. There is no conversation you could possibly have with him, no subject on the planet, where he does not inject a comment related to his politics.
People like this have the mindset that you are entitled to their opinion, and they are quite possibly the most boring people around.
Never mind the Russians are coming the Russians are coming
The Russians are here.
Prudence is the implementation of logic derived from generations of wisdom, not a personal Utopian mindset.
The very Laws of Nature assume that equality cannot exist without inequality. The Statists know this too and up to this point, society itself throughout history proves that socialism does not work. Needless to say since man is imperfect so are all forms of government.
Therefore history also demonstrates to date that the most successful nation to ever exist is the United States which originally embraced the concepts of limited government to guarantee life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
ping for later.
Facts which even the article notes are his opinions. Other info about Tim Latham, which might possibly explain why he resigned from his old school:
It sounds like he has a habit of complaining to the media.
What complaint? The article merely used him as an example of a teacher having to adapt to a change. Lighten up on the guy.
“...said Latham, who joined other teachers, university professors and state historians at a news conference Saturday condemning the Arkansas Department of Educations guideline revisions.”
Seems straightforward. He complains. Shortly thereafter he resigns, then gets a job in another State. After only one year, in which as a new teacher, he doesn’t conform to what the rest of the department is doing, the district decides not to retain him. So he again goes to the media to complain.
Given this, his politics wouldn’t even have mattered. Teachers do not take their fights to the media, and new teachers to not blow off their department chair. That he had taught 19 years in Arkansas matters not a bit in Kansas.
Well, you see it your way, I’ll see it mine. It’s political. He’s the square peg, the fly in the ointment, the pair of brown shoes to the liberal’s tuxedo. I’m so glad my kids are grown and out of public schools. The way things have gone, I’d have to take out a loan on the house to put them in a private school.