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Beaverton's "Crash the Tea Party" teacher resigns as his dismissal loomed
The Oregonian ^ | Friday, August 20, 2010 | Wendy Owen

Posted on 08/20/2010 1:22:15 PM PDT by ThreeYearLurker

Beaverton middle school teacher Jason Levin, who founded the now notorious "Crash the Tea Party" website, is no longer a teacher.

Jason Levin Levin resigned Wednesday in lieu of termination, said Beaverton School District Legal Counsel Camellia Osterink.

District officials would not say why Levin was facing dismissal, but that it followed an internal investigation into his use of public resources and time spent at school.

"There was some question whether that conduct occurred during the work day," Osterink said of Levin's work on the website.

Reached today, Levin said, "My attorney has advised me not to comment."

His attorney, Adam Arms of Portland, could not be immediately reached.

Levin, a media lab technology teacher at Conestoga Middle School, drew international attention last spring after creating crashtheteaparty.org. The now defunct site had said it was part of a national movement to "dismantle and demolish the tea party by any nonviolent means necessary."

The site encouraged people to infiltrate the tea party, then misspell protest signs, make wild claims during interviews and perform other public actions that would damage the public's opinion of the tea party.

Hundreds of e-mails and calls streamed into the district in April from as far away as Chile, some calling for Levin's removal and questioning his fitness to teach. District spokeswoman Maureen Wheeler said at the time that Levin's political views were not part of the investigation.

District officials placed Levin on paid administrative leave in mid-April but returned him to the classroom about two weeks later after determining he was not a threat to students, said Sue Robertson, chief human resources officer.

But the investigation continued and concluded the week before school let out for the summer with a recommendation to dismiss Levin, Robertson said. He was placed on paid administrative leave for the final week of classes.

The school board planned to consider his dismissal on Wednesday when they received word that he had resigned. Levin, who has a master's degree in instructional technology education, had just finished his third year with the district.

It's not over for Levin yet. The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, which oversees teacher licensing, is continuing its investigation into possible neglect of duty, said Melody Hanson, director of professional practices.

Despite his resignation, the agency can revoke or suspend his license, issue a public reprimand or keep him from reapplying for a license in the future.


TOPICS: Breaking News; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: agentprovocateur; beaverton; brownshirtleft; crashtheteaparty; jasonlevin; oregon; tolerantleft
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See ya, buddy!

1 posted on 08/20/2010 1:22:19 PM PDT by ThreeYearLurker
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To: ThreeYearLurker

Buh BYE!!!

Self ZOTTED....

Love it!!


2 posted on 08/20/2010 1:23:25 PM PDT by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: ThreeYearLurker

“Free speech” to a liberal means shouting the person down.


3 posted on 08/20/2010 1:24:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin (They do their business behind closed doors, and pretend that the world is just beggin' for more.)
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To: ThreeYearLurker

Vast right-wing conspiracy.

Or Bush’s fault.


4 posted on 08/20/2010 1:26:44 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: ThreeYearLurker
If your opponents aren't racists and therefore you have to infiltrate and pretend to be a racist to make them look bad you're a sick individual...and a racist yourself.
5 posted on 08/20/2010 1:28:06 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: ThreeYearLurker

*Beaverton middle school teacher Jason Levin, who founded the now notorious “Crash the Tea Party” website, is no longer a teacher. *

He deserves to be homeless and yelling, “Hey red car guy!
Where’d ya get the red car!”


6 posted on 08/20/2010 1:30:02 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: ThreeYearLurker

7 posted on 08/20/2010 1:30:25 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: ThreeYearLurker
What is Media Lab Technology and why is it being taught to 7th and 8th graders.

These aren't the same type of guys that used to run the projectors are they? OMG.

8 posted on 08/20/2010 1:31:55 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: ThreeYearLurker

He’ll get a slot on CNN.


9 posted on 08/20/2010 1:32:02 PM PDT by albie
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To: ThreeYearLurker

Schadenfrude, sweet schadenfrude.....

10 posted on 08/20/2010 1:33:03 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: ThreeYearLurker

Beaverton middle school teacher Jason Levin izadick.


11 posted on 08/20/2010 1:33:05 PM PDT by ILS21R ("Every night before I go to sleep, I think who would throw stones at me?", she said)
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To: ThreeYearLurker

Leave it to Beaverton to do the right thing and terminate the creep. Yeah he prempted them, but he is gone nevertheless.

In other words Dad clobbered him.


12 posted on 08/20/2010 1:34:12 PM PDT by HerrBlucher (In the White House the mighty White House the Liar sleeps tonight.............)
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To: ThreeYearLurker

This is the guy I found on a Whois search. He will have to answer for what he did.


13 posted on 08/20/2010 1:35:38 PM PDT by HOYA97 (twitter @hoya97)
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To: ThreeYearLurker

Child porn on his computer?


14 posted on 08/20/2010 1:35:39 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November from my house.)
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To: albie
He’ll get a slot on CNN.

Probably wanted a smaller class, anyway.

15 posted on 08/20/2010 1:35:52 PM PDT by gundog (Why is it that useful idiots remain idiots long after they've exhausted their usefulness?)
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To: highlander_UW

*If your opponents aren’t racists and therefore you have to infiltrate and pretend to be a racist to make them look bad you’re a sick individual...and a racist yourself. *

It’s disgusting.

Shows what people with no morals do.

Conservatives don’t have to infiltrate Left-wing protests. They make fools of themselves and look bad without any help!
http://www.zombietime.com/zomblog/?p=621


16 posted on 08/20/2010 1:36:12 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: ThreeYearLurker

He’ll be some big guy’s b*tch in prison eventually.


17 posted on 08/20/2010 1:36:35 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The rallying cry of American patriots.....REMEMBER IN NOVEMBER!)
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To: Crim

40 years from now people will laugh at this specific time in the history and culture of the internet - the assumed anonymity while, in reality, exposing who you are to the entire world.

Heck, I have a web site for my band, but NOBODY here knows where it is. If you know, the world knows. And if they connect Robroy with that band site, they will know where I live and who I am.

I’m trying to get my dream job right now. You aughta see my facebook page. It is bland beyond your wildest imagination.

Now, if someone REALLY wants to know who I am, naturally they’ll find out. But that has always been true.


18 posted on 08/20/2010 1:37:02 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: ThreeYearLurker

Even she thinks so.

19 posted on 08/20/2010 1:37:44 PM PDT by RedMDer (Throw them all out in 2010... Forward with Confidence! Forward!)
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To: ThreeYearLurker

Well...BYE.

20 posted on 08/20/2010 1:39:01 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: RobRoy

Ditto....I post of several sites...all using a different nick...thus when they try and trail me...they get squat...

Others though... leave a trail on the net you can see from space...


21 posted on 08/20/2010 1:40:59 PM PDT by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: Constitution Day

I hate to say it but if he ends up going to prison his lifestyle in the prison is likely not going to be much different than his lifestyle out of prison.


22 posted on 08/20/2010 1:42:00 PM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: ILS21R

Jason Levin izadick.

Jason Is-a-dick!

What a name! Rings true.


23 posted on 08/20/2010 1:42:00 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (AKA Rodrigo de Bivar)
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To: ThreeYearLurker

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2490291/posts


24 posted on 08/20/2010 1:42:46 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: ThreeYearLurker

His union will get him his job back. That’s why unions exist. So losers can keep their jobs.


25 posted on 08/20/2010 1:45:08 PM PDT by ponygirl
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To: gundog

“Probably wanted a smaller class, anyway”.

...LOL!


26 posted on 08/20/2010 1:45:30 PM PDT by albie
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To: Crim

I do leave an intentional trail between here and Harmony-central. ;)


27 posted on 08/20/2010 1:46:28 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: ThreeYearLurker

You know, you’ve gotta have looks to get away with something like this.

No wonder he’s being busted. LOL

Too smart by half there fella. How’s that workin’ out for ya?


28 posted on 08/20/2010 1:47:36 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (UniTea! It's not Rs vs Ds you dimwits. It's Cs vs Ls. Cut the crap & lets build for success.)
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To: HOYA97

The racist little democrat will hopefully have more bad karma coming his way.


29 posted on 08/20/2010 1:48:24 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Lurker

He looks like the “hide the decline” dude


30 posted on 08/20/2010 1:48:59 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: muleskinner
What is Media Lab Technology and why is it being taught to 7th and 8th graders.

FWIW, some media lab/computer lab technology courses are pretty good. Kids can really develop a lot of expertise, with equipment that is up-to-date, and with a teacher who is serious about the curriculum.

This is the very person you WOULDN'T WANT teaching a course like that, since he's encouraging kids to manipulate things to their own advantage.

31 posted on 08/20/2010 1:50:13 PM PDT by grania ("Won't get fooled again")
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To: muleskinner
Media Lab Technology teaches all the software programs that you need in business these days. I think they also teach typing, graphics programs, web design, computer maintenance. Definitely not useless knowledge in today's industry. (One of my neighbors teaches "Media Lab Tech" to 7th graders. She's a liberal, too.)

But yes, I think they do run the projectors!

32 posted on 08/20/2010 1:50:25 PM PDT by ponygirl
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To: muleskinner

It is actually 1/3 of an elective class. If you are in Middle School, you can either take Band or “Wheel”, which is a combo of Art, Music, and Media. Essentially Media is making slideshows, web animation, and photoshop stuff. My sons are in middle school in this district in a different school. Thank God they are in band.


33 posted on 08/20/2010 1:51:38 PM PDT by ThreeYearLurker
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To: Chode

FReeper Chode, please pick up the nearest courtesy phone...


34 posted on 08/20/2010 1:57:30 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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Self-ping, thanks ThreeYearLurker.


35 posted on 08/20/2010 2:00:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: ThreeYearLurker

He’ll turn up again...probably as a new host on CNN.


36 posted on 08/20/2010 2:02:53 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: albie

Great minds...

(shoulda read the replies first.)


37 posted on 08/20/2010 2:04:18 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: ThreeYearLurker

I hope he finds a nice door stoop down on Burnside.

Best news of the week.


38 posted on 08/20/2010 2:05:52 PM PDT by mickey finn
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To: ThreeYearLurker

NOTE TO INSANE, HATE-FILLED LIBERAL DEMOCRATS:

Don’t use your Government-owned Computer for Politicking, on government time, post what you are going to do on DAILY KOS, and get caught!!!


39 posted on 08/20/2010 2:07:46 PM PDT by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: ThreeYearLurker

Schadenfreude!!!!!


40 posted on 08/20/2010 2:09:41 PM PDT by StAnDeliver (/)
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To: ThreeYearLurker
“his use of public resources and time spent at school.”

Sounds like he's one of the reasons we need closer scrutiny of government spending.

41 posted on 08/20/2010 2:10:23 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: ThreeYearLurker
Hundreds of e-mails and calls streamed into the district in April from as far away as Chile

This guy made some fast friends.

42 posted on 08/20/2010 2:11:10 PM PDT by wastedyears (The Founders revolted for less.)
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To: ThreeYearLurker
resigned in lieu of termination

I don't get it. What's in it for someone to resign rather than be fired?

43 posted on 08/20/2010 2:20:26 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: RobRoy
Rob Roy, Navy SEAL.


44 posted on 08/20/2010 2:21:45 PM PDT by wastedyears (The Founders revolted for less.)
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To: Lurker



45 posted on 08/20/2010 2:26:19 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (It's the 'Land of Opportunity'... NOT... the 'Land of Entitlements'!!!)
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To: Crim

>>>Others though... leave a trail on the net you can see from space...<<<

My strategy is a little different from yours. I assume that someday someone will be able to see everything I post, anywhere, no matter what pseudonyms I use. Therefore, I go out of my way to make sure that my comments can’t be seen as obscene, overly rude, or racist. The Internet is a lot like the road in front of my house. Every time I use the Internet, I’m standing in the middle of the road. Most of time, where I live, nobody sees me, but that doesn’t mean that nobody can if they want to.

Anything really private is written on paper and put on the bookshelf.

As far as this teacher goes... what an embarressment to the profession.


46 posted on 08/20/2010 2:28:15 PM PDT by redpoll
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To: BenLurkin

> “Free speech” to a liberal means shouting the person down.

And putting words in his mouth.

These are Bolsheviks. They are all about theater.

The Russian work Bolshevik means majority. They called their opposition Menshevik, which means minority. This, in spite of the opposite being true.

Just like the Soviets, descendents of the Bolsheviks, naming their major news outlets Pravda, which means Truth, and Isvestia, which means The News.

The Russian proletariat had a saying about their two major news outlets.

Translated from the Russian, and using Pravda and Isvestia in the pun, it was, “In the News there is no Truth, and in the Truth there is no News.”


47 posted on 08/20/2010 2:33:40 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: glorgau
I don't get it. What's in it for someone to resign rather than be fired?

He resigned so he can collect unemployment - just my guess.
48 posted on 08/20/2010 2:34:10 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation

Probably is a NAMBLA member in good standing and that is what got him the gate.


49 posted on 08/20/2010 2:39:12 PM PDT by RightWingConspirator (Impeach Zerobama and his band of Commie Czars)
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To: DTogo
my pleasure...
and the RATS, take another one in the..............................HA ha!!!

50 posted on 08/20/2010 2:41:20 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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