Skip to comments.Teacher put on leave after threats to crash tea parties [paid leave]
Posted on 04/15/2010 1:35:40 PM PDT by icwhatudo
PORTLAND -- A state board will investigate whether a Beaverton teacher was on his own time or using state resources while he organized liberals to crash Oregon tea parties.
On Thursday, Jason Levin was put on paid leave by the Beaverton School District.
Levin has gotten national attention for a "Crash the Tea Party" Web site that called for opponents to infiltrate the events and behave outlandishly. That raised suspicion he was doing political work during schools hours.
Beaverton School District spokeswoman Maureen Wheeler confirmed Levin was placed on paid administrative leave as of Thursday while they conduct an internal investigation into his actions during work time.
When asked for what reasons, she said we all know what it is."
The Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission opened an investigation Wednesday.
Jason Levin holds up a shirt he was going to wear to blend in with Tea Party members during the movement's protest on Tax Day, but after his face was posted on the Internet he had to shelve his planned appearance.
Could it have been...this?
(20,500+ views so far)
In other words, he’s been given a paid vacation! Now THERE’S a strict school district.
What government officials call "paid administrative leave" most of us know as a vacation. Hopefully he gets put on permanent unpaid administrative leave, also know as being fired.
Looks like Jason has put on a few pounds.
He was "contributing" to the effort today by coordination the troops via twitter:
"Crash The Tea Party" organizer reveals their locations on TWITTER (April 15, 2010)
He got the day off to go work on his protests. With pay.
He’s truly sorry... he got caught.
Only as a member of a modern union can an employee abuse the employers resources, then be rewarded for it with a paid vacation.
pretty typical in goobermint union jobs:
Northfield teacher admits biting off piece of ear in St. Paul cafe
Oh wait, I assumed that a School District IT Director was competent. Check that. If he or she is anything like the District IT Directors I've dealt with it will take months if they're able to do it at all.
They'll have to hire a Consultant for 50 grand who will then release an RFI so he can charge the District another 50 grand to write an RFP.
Perhaps in a year 3 candidate vendors will be identified who may be able to recover that data. After that it will take the District another 180 days to actually pick someone to do the work.
It’s real simple: this man encouraged people to make racist, anti-gay remarks. Isn’t that a hate crime?
PAID leave.....real punishment there!....Just gives him an excuse to cause trouble and not worry about teaching!!
Once again, honest tax paying citizens paying for radicalism!
Our money taken from us is being used to destroy us....
What does he teach? Eating?................
You Know The Drill
Click the Pic
I read a report that he is claiming to have used a thumb drive to take web work home from the school and that is why some of his source code has school identification on it.
“Paid leave” barf alert ping...
Well, now we know he wasn’t there. LOL!
But it was to take down us racist, anti-gay bigots so it’s all good...
Ha! Talk about backfiring! Who looks bad now teacher?
Oops! Meant to ping WC...
Paid leave barf alert ping...
Well, now we know he wasnt there. LOL!
It's SOP. Innocent until proven guilty. Frankly I would prefer to pay him NOT to teach my kids. He's less dangerous to our kids when he's on paid leave.
If he did what we all think he did, then he won't be on "paid" leave for long.
Don’t laugh, I do believe we are looking at the new “education Czar”!
Now THERES a strict school district.
It Oregon. They think like CA. They would starve farmers for a two inch fish!
Exactly! He should have been made to clean all the chalkboard erasers after having to write 100 times:
"I will not taunt conservatives."
"I will not taunt conservatives."
"I will not taunt conservatives."
You mean the local government won’t pay for this lad’s political activities? There ought to be a law! The Democrats in Congress will get right on it.
Levin probably thinks he’s entitled to it. He’s so much smarter than the rest of us.
Leaving more time for mischief. Fire his a$$.
Same with the teacher in Wyoming, reported by the mom on Rush this afternoon. Her son called from school and said, “Mom you won’t believe what just happened in my history class. The subject of Tea Parties came up today and the teacher just said that this country won’t straighten itself out until all the old people are gone, or dead.”
Jason Levin ... what a d******g!
Seriously, if the Libtards wanted to crash our parties and cause trouble, they shouldn’t have telegraphed their plans to the whole world. Yes, they needed to recruit some warm bodies, but they forgot all about the military principles of surprise and concentration of force.
It might have worked — once — if they had achieved tactical surprise. But I doubt it would have worked twice, since the Tea Party patriots would have been onto their game
Based on what I’m reading, it’s all been pretty orderly today, which is exactly what we want. Let’s hope things stay that way. The Tea Parties are undoubtedly the most orderly and peaceful political demonstrations in the nation’s history.
God willing, the next time Libtard provacateurs try some stunt, it will really blow up in their faces in a way that even the communist media can’t cover up.
RE: “Now THERES a strict school district.
It’s Oregon. They think like CA. They would starve farmers for a two inch fish!”
Yes, it’s Oregon — and from what I know of that state (& many I know who populate it) it’s almost worse than CA!
Did you see this?
His web site has crashed!
That comment on his web site that “we will sodomize your children” should be enough to put him on a watch list.
its almost worse than CA!
I didn’t think that was possible.
With its huge population, it’s a lot easier to find large pockets of reasonable middle of the road or conservative people in CA than in OR — from my experience, only the desert areas of eastern OR (with very few people) fit that description.
The entire western half of OR reminds me of the CA ‘bay area’ and not in a good way.
The slurpers from the public trough like Jason, they always seem a bit on the goofy looking side
If you go to one of the FR links above and scroll down, it says Jsaon is a “black lesbian trapped in a white man’s body” or some such nonsense. If that ain’t goofy, I don’t know what is.
PING. But typical. When he returns to school he will be hailed as a hero unless some parents grow up and be parents. This school needs to get the message parents/tax payers will not abide overt political displays in the schools or its curriculum—or the use of school property for partisan political agendas.
Anybody wanna bet that will happen?
That is interesting. Do you have any evidence for that? TIA.
I don’t think it’s crashed, he’s removed everything except the background. He’s fearing for his job and removed any possible evidence of wrongdoing.
If ya read this guy’s “manifesto,” he’s more than halfway to the Tea Party himself. He’s sort of a confused Left-Libertarian, who doesn’t understand that “Health Care is right” violates Constitutional and ethical principles against involuntary servitude and takings.
He didn’t need to infiltrate. He needed an invitation!
Wow. Did this so-called teacher really threaten to sodomize children?
I wonder if that T-Shirt of his has names of the other 7 mystery states in it?
>>His web site has crashed!
It is up, he has taken the content down himself ....
T-Baggers vs. D-Baggers...
His manifesto is here