Skip to comments.North Rowan (North Carolina) teacher suspended
Posted on 05/21/2012 10:41:48 AM PDT by abb
SALISBURY Rowan-Salisbury Schools officials suspended a North Rowan High School teacher Monday while investigating an incident caught on camera where the teacher told a student he could be arrested for speaking ill of President Barack Obama.
In a nearly 10-minute YouTube video shot by a student in the classroom, Tanya Dixon-Neely, a social studies teacher, told students criticism of the president could lead to jail time.
Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush? she said of former President Bush. Do you realize you are not supposed to slander the president?
Dixon-Neely has been suspended with pay, according to Rowan-Salisbury School System Spokeswoman Rita Foil.
On Friday, Foil said the incident can be a learning experience.
The Rowan-Salisbury School System expects all students and employees to be respectful in the school environment and for all teachers to maintain their professionalism in the classroom. This incident should serve as an education for all teachers to stop and reflect on their interaction with students.
A Salisbury Post reporter went to Dixon-Neely's home for comment this morning, but no one answered the door. Calls to her number have gone unanswered and there is no answering machine.
The video went viral over the weekend and viewership jumped from about 1,000 views to more than 168,000 Monday morning.
It’s amazing what a little public light will do for changing a school admin’s attitude...the superintendent was defending her over the weekend, and now she’s disappeared.
She should be fired for incompetence.
She wasn't suspended. She was given a paid vacation.
I heard the audio. She is too ignorant to be a teacher.
I listened to this early this morning. Liberals yell and intimidate if you don’t conform to their beliefs. It takes a brave young person to stand up to them.
This teacher sounds like some of the people I worked with. Lie if you must, because the ends justify the means.
Good...he/she can hit the road, as well...there is NO defending that crap.
Don’t you just know she weigh about 400 pounds?
Now, since the public knows the name of the school, the school rats are running for the tall grass.
She won’t lose her job.... bet on it.
“suspended with pay”
An obaba worshippers dream
Suspended with pay.
I call that a reward. It’s called a free vacation.
She needs to be fired and have her teaching license revoked.
Listen to her at link and you will know.... VERY Amish!
You know.... I’m just sayin.....
“Dixon-Neely has been suspended with pay”
Or rewarded with vacation time off the union book?
I wonder how much time this guy got...
Female, black, and most likely union...good luck with that.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.