Skip to comments.Teacher tells 6th grade class that ‘Republicans are stupid’
Posted on 04/07/2012 8:48:18 AM PDT by Kaslin
I suppose it can said of a Virginia elementary school teacher who allegedly told her students Republicans are stupid that she at least spoke her mind. Her actions are more defensible than those of a fellow Old Dominion State colleague who deviously tasked her students with finding flaws in the GOP presidential candidates but not in the lone Democratic candidate.
The Daily Caller reports that as Republican voters were filing into the halls of [Colin] Powell Elementary School in Fairfax County to vote on Super Tuesday, teacher Kristin Martin told her sixth-grade class that Republicans are stupid and they dont care about anyone but wealthy people and businesses.
One of the students in the class told The DC:
It all started when this disabled kid came in and named all the Republicans candidates for Super Tuesday. She [Martin] said to him, I dont like them, I think that they are stupid.
The blog additionally notes that Martin reportedly told the class that she had voted for Obama and that Democrats do more for the community and schools.
I reached out to John Torre, a spokesman for the school district, who said that the countys investigation into the incident was inconclusive. The teacher, he told me, denies having made these statements, which means that in the districts eyes it boils down to a case of she said, they said.
But not all the parents of children in Martins class are satisfied with that outcome. One mother, a self-identified Republican, is quoted by The DC as saying:
I felt like the teacher was brainwashing naïve, young children to believe people like me, my family and, to a certain extent, my daughter, were stupid.
The reaction is understandable, but I would find it far more instructive to know what a parent who is a Democrat thinks of this type of proselytizingwhether it happened or not.
She [Martin] said to him, I dont like them, I think that they are stupid.
As a Conservative Christian, I’ve observed the behavior of the GOP throughout several elections and I’m inclined to agree with this teacher.
But can't remember one single mention of God or Christianity. Perhaps because it was so ubiquitous...but if that's the case, how come it was so easy to choose atheism before I was in the 6th grade?
This was in Massachusetts, governed and infiltrated by progressives by the time I was going to school.
Public school teaching jobs in VA are hard to get these days. This teacher should be fired and replaced by one who can be non-partisan.
I teach AF JROTC in Texas. My cadets know that I’m a Christian and Conservative. I do not hide nor “sugar coat” my beliefs. However, I don’t “trash talk” any group and I demand that they treat each other with mutual respect.
It can be done, if you are willing to make the effort.
Its not all that hard to Nominate someone good and could easily be accomplished if it weren’t for the Republican National Committee not wanting someone good.
The GOP gave us not only McCain and Romney, they put Michael Steele in charge. He’s the one who said (if I remember properly) those white Conservatives are afraid of/threatened by him.
I would have serious issues with this teacher if she said Conservatives were stupid. She was right on the mark when she said Republicans.
Former Joliet, Illinois Laraway principal faces charges
By BRIAN STANLEY Bstanley@stmedianetwork.com April 6, 2012 2:40PM
Updated: April 6, 2012 9:48PM
JOLIET TOWNSHIP A former principal has been arrested for allegedly forging documents that allowed a convicted killer to work at an elementary school.
Tashona R. Marshall, 32, of 241 W. 111th St. in Chicago was arrested Thursday on charges of forgery, official misconduct and making a false statement for a public hiring.
On Jan. 3, Marshall resigned from Laraway School, after serving one semester as principal. On Jan. 5, the superintendent sent a letter to parents saying Marshall had been removed from the principalship due to a serious lapse of professional judgment in the purposeful falsifying of a personnel record, the February school newsletter said.
“Shut up and teach”.
Do your job for a change, and maybe American kids can some day find one also.
The whole story is making me shake my head in disbelief. But the above line seems to represent what a lot of idiots do. Someone mentions the word 'Hitler' and everything goes whacko and reason is thrown out the window. Nothing this teacher said was untrue. Except he'd used that word. In some circles it's like using the word n*****.
I suspect that if he'd simply said, "The leader of a European nation, just West of Poland, in the build up to WWII used economic conditions to...etc" he would have had no problem.