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Kansas Teacher Claims Conservative Views Led to Loss of Job
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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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Kansas
KEYWORDS: fired; leftismoncampus; publikskoolz; rathate; teachers
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1 posted on 06/13/2009 1:16:27 PM PDT by peace with honor
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To: peace with honor

It’s Lawrence, Kansas and we call it Moscow on the Kaw.


2 posted on 06/13/2009 1:20:11 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: peace with honor

Link goes to main FOXNews site. Direct URL to article by Joshua Rhett Miller:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,526060,00.html

Cheers.


3 posted on 06/13/2009 1:24:22 PM PDT by buzzyboop (no tags, no fuss)
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To: peace with honor

Funny how Amerika is looking more and more everyday like the old Third Reich and Soviet Union.


4 posted on 06/13/2009 1:24:59 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Why is the yellow-bellied coward, David Letterman, afraid of Governor Sarah Palin?)
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To: peace with honor

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.


5 posted on 06/13/2009 1:25:17 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: Mercat

The Flaw on the Kaw


6 posted on 06/13/2009 1:25:26 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: peace with honor

The left wants you fired for your political opinions, look at Miss California. What jobs will conservatives be allowed to have?


7 posted on 06/13/2009 1:26:16 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: peace with honor

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.


8 posted on 06/13/2009 1:28:04 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: buzzyboop

thanks!


9 posted on 06/13/2009 1:31:42 PM PDT by peace with honor
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To: GeronL

Providing material to make soap and lampshades. if they continue to roll over for the communists and socialists.


10 posted on 06/13/2009 1:32:10 PM PDT by sport
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To: peace with honor
he clamis gentry told him his school-affilated web site was " too patriotic ".

I hope this Guy Gentry bleep bleep bleeeeeeep fleeeeeg ble ble bleep

And i hope this teacher ingores Gentry and his Fleeting Stupity !

11 posted on 06/13/2009 1:32:28 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Drag The Waters some more like never before !)
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To: sport

and bone sporks


12 posted on 06/13/2009 1:34:52 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“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.


13 posted on 06/13/2009 1:39:10 PM PDT by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Well, there is a great university there.


14 posted on 06/13/2009 1:39:28 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
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.

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.

15 posted on 06/13/2009 1:43:10 PM PDT by Lizavetta (Politicians: When they're not lying, they're stealing.)
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To: peace with honor

Never mind the Russians are coming the Russians are coming

The Russians are here.


16 posted on 06/13/2009 1:51:28 PM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Mercat
The Left (Statists) know that their methods, reason, facts, cannot sustain compared to the rules of Conservatism. Therefore, they must employ such tactics as not to risk the slightest possibility that a student may actually learn to think for himself/herself.....this would undo their goals.

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.

17 posted on 06/13/2009 1:58:12 PM PDT by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: peace with honor

ping for later.


18 posted on 06/13/2009 2:50:01 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: swmobuffalo

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:

http://ella.arkansasonline.com/news/2007/jul/15/some-teachers-resist-new-plans/

It sounds like he has a habit of complaining to the media.


19 posted on 06/13/2009 2:53:41 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

What complaint? The article merely used him as an example of a teacher having to adapt to a change. Lighten up on the guy.


20 posted on 06/13/2009 6:30:59 PM PDT by beelzepug (You can't blame Bush anymore)
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To: beelzepug

“...said Latham, who joined other teachers, university professors and state historians at a news conference Saturday condemning the Arkansas Department of Education’s 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.


21 posted on 06/13/2009 6:49:10 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

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.


22 posted on 06/13/2009 11:07:50 PM PDT by beelzepug (You can't blame Bush anymore)
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