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Va. school teacher thinks ‘Republicans are stupid’
The Daily Caller ^

Posted on 04/05/2012 7:59:55 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Va. school teacher thinks ‘Republicans are stupid’ By Kalyn McMackin - The Daily Caller 12:05 AM 04/05/2012

A Virginia elementary school teacher told her students that “Republicans are stupid” and “they don’t care about anyone but wealthy people and businesses.”

Kristin Martin said this to her 6th grade class as Republican voters were filing into the halls of Powell Elementary School in Fairfax County to vote on Super Tuesday.

“It all started when this disabled kid came in and named all the Republicans candidates for Super Tuesday,” one student told The Daily Caller. “She [Martin] said to him, ‘I don’t like them, I think that they are stupid.’”

Martin’s statements were “brainwashing” students, according to one mother, who said she is a Republican and asked not to be named to protect her daughter from retaliation.

“I felt like the teacher was brainwashing naive, young children to believe people like me, my family and, to a certain extent, my daughter, were stupid,” she told TheDC via email.

The mother came forward with her daughter’s story after TheDC first reported on another Fairfax County teacher who instructed his students to conduct opposition research on Republican candidates for president. (RELATED: Va. middle-schoolers assigned opposition research on GOP candidates)

Additionally, her daughter relayed that Martin told the classroom that she had voted for Obama and that “Democrats do more for the community and schools.”

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: brainwashing; education; fairfaxcounty; leftismoncampus; teachers
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Fire her........
1 posted on 04/05/2012 7:59:57 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Indoctrination.

Business as usual in the “public” schools.


2 posted on 04/05/2012 8:03:56 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Sub-Driver

It should be clear to all by now that the DemonRats have the corner on stupid.


3 posted on 04/05/2012 8:04:30 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Sub-Driver

Humans driven by envy, vote for evil.


4 posted on 04/05/2012 8:05:01 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Sub-Driver
Teachers have been saying the same in so many words in public classrooms for decades.

It seems many are more concerned with protecting their jobs & pensions than they are educating our kids.

5 posted on 04/05/2012 8:06:02 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

Public Schools=Unions=Democrats=demonic=Republicans are Stupid.


6 posted on 04/05/2012 8:08:09 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Sub-Driver

http://www.fcps.edu/powelles/staff.html

The school contacts directory.


7 posted on 04/05/2012 8:08:50 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Sub-Driver

I agree, her opinions should be kept to herself. I would also fire her.


8 posted on 04/05/2012 8:09:58 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Sub-Driver
She should be immediately fired ... But of course that will never happen because of the teacher unions. I have zero respect for any teacher that belongs to a union. It is a sure sign that they really do not care about “our childrens’ future.”
9 posted on 04/05/2012 8:09:58 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA
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To: skeeter

I’m very conservative and I teach math and science, the old school way. There are a few of us around but not many, I don’t know how much longer I can keep teaching. I am reminded daily of how ashamed of my profession I have become.


10 posted on 04/05/2012 8:12:25 AM PDT by scottywr (We the People........are mad as hell and we're not gonna take it anymore.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Fire her and every other “teacher” in public education. Government schools are nothing but left wing indoctrination centers where our kids are fed propaganda for years. No one should ever send their child to a government school. If we really want to reform this country, the revolution starts by shutting down the government indoctrination schools.


11 posted on 04/05/2012 8:15:52 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: luvbach1

Stupid? The progressives have been wildly successful since the days of Wilson and FDR. They have advanced their utopian socialist agenda to the point that the American sheeple elected a full blown Marxist with questionable eligibility to the highest office in the nation.
HARDLY STUPID.
More like dangerously cunning.


12 posted on 04/05/2012 8:17:41 AM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2013: Change we can look forward to.)
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To: Sub-Driver
A teachable moment for the whole school. Make the teacher apologize and hold an assembly on America's founding, its founding documents, and a non-partisan explanation of our current two-party system and its origins.

Many students, teachers, administrators, and parents would probably learn A LOT.

13 posted on 04/05/2012 8:18:16 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Colin Powell Elementary School. A politically correct name but one linked at least to a degree to the GOP.


14 posted on 04/05/2012 8:18:59 AM PDT by robowombat
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To: Sub-Driver
Thanks to South Park for demonstrating the "intellect" of the left:

"I hate Republicans..."
hahahaha.
"Republicans are stupid..."
hahahaha.
"I hate Republicans..."
hahahaha....
"Republicans are stupid..."
hahahaha.

15 posted on 04/05/2012 8:19:32 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

This constant refrain that Republicans are only rich people makes no sense. How many rich voters are there compared to middle class and poor ones (who, I guess, according to the liberal side, would all be Democrats as they count them)? Seems to me that the “rich” by definition are far fewer in population than the rest. How in the WORLD can ANY Republicans get elected when there must be so few of them?

Now, if among Republicans there are those who are NOT rich (and of course there are), are liberals saying that the middle class and poor also only care about the rich, and not themselves?

How does this argument stand up?


16 posted on 04/05/2012 8:19:40 AM PDT by NCLaw441
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To: Astronaut

We pre-emptively “fired” all public school teachers by homeschooling.


17 posted on 04/05/2012 8:20:36 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Sub-Driver

Dear Kristin Martin,

The feeling is mutual


18 posted on 04/05/2012 8:22:30 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: scottywr

Things were bad in the seventies, when I was in HS, and from the stories my kids bring home today they’ve only gotten worse. You deserve props for lasting this long.


19 posted on 04/05/2012 8:26:13 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Sub-Driver

“A Virginia elementary school teacher told her students that “Republicans are stupid” and “they don’t care about anyone but wealthy people and businesses.”

I can then conclude that only the stupid reach levels of success...right? Ok, if you are to stupid to “do” then I suppose you teach stupidly.


20 posted on 04/05/2012 8:28:42 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Sub-Driver

oh looky here...everyone has an e-mail!

http://www.fcps.edu/powelles/staff.html


21 posted on 04/05/2012 8:29:11 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Sub-Driver

Communists have infiltrated our media and our educational system. We haven’t figured out how to fight back.


22 posted on 04/05/2012 8:30:57 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Sub-Driver

She’s only parroting what she’s heard since childhood, and was never forced to think critically about.


23 posted on 04/05/2012 8:31:58 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: CSM

As far as “caring about the wealthy”,
I suppose, in effect, this is true.

Folks who are diligent and seek to better themselves do end up being wealthier than average,
and conservatives tend to support anti-looting policies that would rob these people of their earnings.


24 posted on 04/05/2012 8:32:02 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: scottywr

usually when I see this attitude with teachers my response is....the better your local “capitalism” is thriving...the more secure your job is.

However...this is Fairfax County.
If memory serves me correctly, the “ruling elite” of DC flock to areas such as this and get their kids into these very well funded Fairfax County schools.

So - this particular school may thrive more on political influence rather than the typical funding issues you see elsewhere.


25 posted on 04/05/2012 8:33:13 AM PDT by Scotswife
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To: Sub-Driver

26 posted on 04/05/2012 8:33:51 AM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: NCLaw441
This constant refrain that Republicans are only rich people makes no sense.

Doesn't have to. Most people are too brain-dead and numbed by the trashing of our culture nowadays to dig into it any further than the platitude itself.
27 posted on 04/05/2012 8:34:27 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Sub-Driver

Firing is not enough....she is an enemy


28 posted on 04/05/2012 8:36:08 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: scottywr

“...the old school way...”

Thank you. It is a very tough job. It is even more difficult when colleagues are uninformed, irrational and emotionally unstable.

I have tremendous respect and admiration for many of my math and science teachers.

Times have changed. I know university professors that should not be allowed to clean out a garage.

Government from the faculty lounge is a disaster.


29 posted on 04/05/2012 8:42:16 AM PDT by Zuse
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To: Sub-Driver

I makes me sad when I realize that our military are risking their lives and limbs so that communist moron b*tches like Kristin Martin can live free and spout her left-wing hateful lies to young children.


30 posted on 04/05/2012 8:42:49 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Martin’s statements were “brainwashing” students, according to one mother, who said she is a Republican and asked not to be named to protect her daughter from retaliation.

This is the money quote. The rest is SOP. Government schools have been pushing left wing ideology since at least the early 1970's.

But here we have a mother whose taxes pay the teacher's salary afraid to criticize clearly inappropriate behavior on the part of the teacher out of fear. The government teacher is the one with the power, not the citizen. Fear is one of Alinsky's tools. This isn't new with Barry's America, but it is heightened.


31 posted on 04/05/2012 8:46:26 AM PDT by FourPeas ("Maladjusted and wigging out is no way to go through life, son." -hg)
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To: Sub-Driver

The Government School Collective can be correctly characterized as the Bus Ministry of the State Church of Collectivist Secular Humanism.

As a driver for the Bus Ministry of the State Church of Collectivist Secular Humanism, this person is sold out to the ideology of those that sign her paycheck.

The “public school” is BY FAR, the largest, most expensive, most subversive, and most destructive entitlement program in the country.

It is silly to imagine that you can fix the public schools, because the very concept itself is communist.

Any child that comes out of the government school collective with their moral compass and common sense intact does so in spite of the government school indoctrination, not because of it.

If you want to win the culture war, have lots of children (see my tagline) and homeschool them or form your own school cooperative with your church or synagogue and like-minded friends and relatives.

Nobody loves your children more than you do.

Nobody can teach your children like you can.

Your children would love nothing better than to be taught by you, if you start doing so before they are corrupted by the government school collective.

It is hypocritical for you to submit your children to an authority with whom you fundamentally disagree. And your children will know it.

If you have children, make whatever sacrifices you must to get them out of the public schools.

DO NOT FEED THE BEAST!

Especially not with your own children.


32 posted on 04/05/2012 8:46:28 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Sub-Driver

So do I! But, what’s her reason for thinking that?....


33 posted on 04/05/2012 8:47:57 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: Sub-Driver

She has the First Amendment right to express her opinions, no matter how stupid they may be. But not to indoctrinate children.


34 posted on 04/05/2012 8:52:23 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Sub-Driver

I’ll play devil’s advocate here and agree with her. RINOs ARE stupid. And that’s because they make up one wing of the BOHICA Party. Conservatives, on the other hand, are quite intelligent as has been reported by several sources.


35 posted on 04/05/2012 8:53:02 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is so cool, b/c as it happens, Republicans think schoolteachers are stupid! (And guess who is more right?)


36 posted on 04/05/2012 8:54:18 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: Sub-Driver

Some Republicans ARE stupid. Too many, in fact.

That’s why the party has ‘leadership’ like Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, and why the party may well nominate a liberal as our candidate for President.

The difference between conservatives and Republicans has never been more stark and more clear.


37 posted on 04/05/2012 8:57:36 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (There will be no vote for Myth Romney in my house. Period.)
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To: dforest
I agree, her opinions should be kept to herself. I would also fire her.

Any teacher that talks politics (Democrat or Republican) or religion should be fired.

Schools should not be for political or religious indoctrination.

38 posted on 04/05/2012 9:00:42 AM PDT by Doe Eyes
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To: PubliusMM
I meant the Dems have the corner on stupid voters. But Libs/Progressives aren't too brilliant either since their policies only bring ruination.
39 posted on 04/05/2012 9:08:55 AM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: OldNavyVet

[ Humans driven by envy, vote for evil. ]

Find me a Democrat and I will show you someone who is intensely envious of their better off neighbor.


40 posted on 04/05/2012 9:34:24 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: NCLaw441

[ This constant refrain that Republicans are only rich people makes no sense. How many rich voters are there compared to middle class and poor ones (who, I guess, according to the liberal side, would all be Democrats as they count them)? Seems to me that the “rich” by definition are far fewer in population than the rest. How in the WORLD can ANY Republicans get elected when there must be so few of them? ]

This is because the Libs think that the Few rich out there are masteres of brainwashing us “Bitter clinging hicks” that reside in flyover country.


41 posted on 04/05/2012 9:38:15 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: MrB

>>We pre-emptively “fired” all public school teachers by homeschooling.

And yet you (and I) still pay their salaries. We REALLY need “separation of school and state” in this country.


42 posted on 04/05/2012 9:45:46 AM PDT by vikingd00d (chown -R us ./base)
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To: vikingd00d

I consider property taxes to be ransom.

Yeah, it’s wrong, but I’d rather pay it and not sacrifice my kids to the system.


43 posted on 04/05/2012 9:50:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: GraceG

She has no problem taxing producing Republicans spending the hard earned dollars they generate. When you can’t do, teach. But when you teach your in the union and someone else decides how much you will earn.
The life you picked honey, not much of a career no wonder your miserable.


44 posted on 04/05/2012 9:52:16 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Sub-Driver

Sent her an e-mail, polite but pointed. How would she like it if I told kids all Democrats are freedom stealing Marxist wannabees? I also pointed out that the leadership IS just that. But I’d teach the kids the comparative policies of both systems and let them draw their own conclusions.


45 posted on 04/05/2012 10:02:56 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Using Logic...(I know, doesn’t work on a liberal)...anyway, using logic.

The victor in an election is the person who get’s the most votes. So logically, a person who wants to win an election, needs to amass more voters than his/her rival.

So logically, a candidate for the “poor” must find or create more “poor” to win an election, and a candidate for the “rich” must find or create more “rich” people to win an election.

So the question is, would you rather belong to the party that wants to keep/make you poor, or the party that wants to keep/make you rich?


46 posted on 04/05/2012 10:05:30 AM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Sub-Driver

I want all teachers to stop teaching what their union tells them and to realizes that it is their selves who are truly stupid for carrying water for the union leaders.


47 posted on 04/05/2012 10:19:04 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Sub-Driver
“Democrats do more for the community and schools.”

For democrats it's all about the collective.

48 posted on 04/05/2012 11:47:40 AM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: robowombat

Colin Powell publicly endorsed Obama for president.


49 posted on 04/05/2012 1:36:11 PM PDT by JoeRed
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To: Sub-Driver
Kristin Martin said this to her 6th grade class as Republican voters were filing into the halls of Powell Elementary School in Fairfax County to vote on Super Tuesday.

Any relation to Trayvon?

50 posted on 04/05/2012 3:17:18 PM PDT by Publius6961 (A)
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