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NC Teacher Suspended For Yelling At Student Over Comments About President Obama
Associated Press ^ | May 21, 2012

Posted on 05/21/2012 6:19:58 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

SPENCER, NC -- A North Carolina high school teacher has been suspended following the release of a YouTube video in which she is heard yelling at a student in class and telling him it's wrong to criticize President Barack Obama.

The Salisbury Post reports that Tonya Dixon-Neely's class at North Rowan High School was discussing Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney when the conversation turned to accusations that Romney bullied someone as a teenager.

(Excerpt) Read more at 2.wspa.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: again; fireteacher; nc; northcarolina; obama; studentarrested; tanyaneely; teacher; teacherthreatens

1 posted on 05/21/2012 6:20:05 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Does anybody here search before posting?
I’m glad this story’s getting legs, but a lot of good comments and info are on the other threads.


2 posted on 05/21/2012 6:22:07 PM PDT by Tigercap
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Suspended with pay.


3 posted on 05/21/2012 6:23:01 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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

The “public school”, including the “charter school”, is better understood as the “government school collective”.

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.

And DO NOT TAKE GOVERNMENT “EDUCATION” MONEY!

He that pays the piper calls the tune, and that’s especially true for any government “education” program.


4 posted on 05/21/2012 6:23:11 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Under Act 10 in Wisconsin, hopefully this teacher could be fired! But now other teachers’ union dues will be used to “protect her rights” i.e. tenure.


5 posted on 05/21/2012 6:23:11 PM PDT by Wisconsinlady (Pray and vote for Gov Walker and Lt.. Gov. Kleefisch on June 5th=every vote counts!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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

The “public school”, including the “charter school”, is better understood as the “government school collective”.

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.

And DO NOT TAKE GOVERNMENT “EDUCATION” MONEY!

He that pays the piper calls the tune, and that’s especially true for any government “education” program.


6 posted on 05/21/2012 6:23:31 PM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Tigercap
This teacher is a horrible example of adulthood, much less the education profession. She has little grasp of leadership in the classroom, basic grammar, or the US Constitution.

Nonetheless, I am sure that she will be reinstated as soon as the crisis dies down.

7 posted on 05/21/2012 6:26:38 PM PDT by Chainmail
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To: ilovesarah2012
Suspended with pay.

Hopefully he can spend some of it on new tires and maybe a paint job for his car.

8 posted on 05/21/2012 6:27:29 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: ilovesarah2012

PR move


9 posted on 05/21/2012 6:32:44 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: ilovesarah2012

The AP sure whitewashed the story details.

Suspended with pay. Damn, that’s some ballsy administration in that school district.


10 posted on 05/21/2012 6:34:12 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Has anyone else noticed that the Oba-zombies are starting to crack under the strain of having to constantly defend this A-hole?


11 posted on 05/21/2012 6:35:18 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Free ThinkerNY

One photo is worth a whole pagefull of words!


12 posted on 05/21/2012 6:37:37 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
If only she had stayed in her car.

13 posted on 05/21/2012 6:39:23 PM PDT by I see my hands (If you say what you think then no one will like you.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The yelling was the least of it.

Listening to the audio, it is clear she is completely unqualified to teach Social Studies, or ANYTHING ELSE!


14 posted on 05/21/2012 6:46:11 PM PDT by Mister Da (The mark of a wise man is not what he knows, but what he knows he doesn't know!)
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15 posted on 05/21/2012 6:47:14 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Everything liberals touch turns to crap.
There was a time when education was a priority and people in the business could be respected.

That was a long time ago.


16 posted on 05/21/2012 6:52:30 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yep, they gave her a vacation


17 posted on 05/21/2012 7:01:31 PM PDT by dubyajam ("Life is Hard ... It's Even Harder When you're Stupid" --- John Wayne)
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To: dubyajam

Wonder if she is going to spend that time going on tour with Trayvon’s mother.


18 posted on 05/21/2012 7:09:45 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Example Number 10,001 of why you need to get your kids out of public skool NOW.


19 posted on 05/21/2012 7:14:35 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: citizencon

Yes, they felt the pressure so being sneaky, deceiptful lefties, they suspended her with pay and that means they rewarded the diversity racist freak with a paid vacation.

MMM MMM MMM Barack Hussein Obama!
MMM MMM MMM Barack Hussein Obama

Ooooooo Baaaaaaa maaaaa
Ooooooo baaaaaaa maaaaa


20 posted on 05/21/2012 7:16:03 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That teacher sounded stupid. She should be suspended and sent back to 1st grade in private schools to start over.


21 posted on 05/21/2012 7:17:15 PM PDT by MtnClimber (To the left wrong is right, down is up and backward is "Forward")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If Obama had a sister...


22 posted on 05/21/2012 7:18:41 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: Free ThinkerNY
We know they teachers will defend her. We know some dope at the NYT, WP or MSNBC will defend her.

But we shouldn't be quite about this. This crystallizes everything that is wrong with public education, the teachers unions and the left in general. This teacher should be made the poster child for what is wrong with the left and nobody should be allowed to rest until she is fired and the student receives a full apology from the school.

Don't be afraid of what we will be called. It's time to fight back.

23 posted on 05/21/2012 7:29:51 PM PDT by Sir_Humphrey (Is it too late to save the country?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What ethnic group is Miss Tonya?


24 posted on 05/21/2012 7:30:29 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

LOL. Good one.


25 posted on 05/21/2012 7:31:31 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well, it's a start.

I think it is a great thing that nearly everybody these days is walking around with video and audio recording capability. This may be the only way to expose what the dirtbags in our society have been getting away with for decades.

It is astounding that the student who recorded this knows more than the teacher about the way things are supposed to work in this country.

26 posted on 05/21/2012 7:32:09 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: bill1952

What ethnic group is Miss Tonya?
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Post 24 has it correct.


27 posted on 05/21/2012 7:32:35 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: House Atreides

Oops.. I meant Post 22 had it correct.


28 posted on 05/21/2012 7:33:50 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: bill1952
What ethnic group is Miss Tonya?

Based on the grammar, inflection, accent and attitude; I would guess that she came straight out of the Amish ghetto.

29 posted on 05/21/2012 7:35:54 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper
Hmm, I think the phrase ‘talking smack’ is another of those delightful additions to American English along with ‘well, you know’ and ‘m-—— f———’ that the Amish have given us.
30 posted on 05/21/2012 7:50:56 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This little AP story is full of bull shit. The teacher told the boy asking a question that he was slandering the president, that Bush jailed people who spoke out against him, and that the student had no right to criticize the president. Huh?

Obviously this dumb bitch never heard of the First Amendment. Now you know why certain parts of North Carolina are such crapholes. Their teachers are racist ignoramuses who are Obama toadies and asskissers. I guess this teacher is one of Obama’s “troops”, like the great uneducated BlackShirts of Hitler.

I love North Carolina. A great state, unfortunately led by Democratic fools and Obama fanatics. Time to clean the the crap out. By, by, Perdue, you chickenbrained food.


31 posted on 05/21/2012 7:56:41 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
Here's an email and the response I got from the superintendent... I take my job very seriously! We do not support or condone this type of behavior in our teachers. We have an excellent school system with excellent students and excellent teachers. Sent from my iPhone On May 20, 2012, at 8:49 PM, "Jim Funkhouser" wrote: Ms. Grissom, I listened, like countless millions I'm sure, to the vid/recording of your inept soc. studies teacher today. Question: When you hire someone there is a vetting process, is there not? Someone in charge, maybe a principal, actually talks to the candidate, right? I could have spent five minutes with the "teacher" in question and have easily determined that she was a moron. Does actually being able to speak English and form coherent sentences matter in Salisbury? The only honorable thing for you to do Ms. Grissom is to step down from your position of responsibility. The children deserve better than this. Agree? Failure to educate our children is placing our Country at risk. Please take your job more seriously. Jim Funkhouser
32 posted on 05/21/2012 8:01:38 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can still go to hell.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When I was a science major at Wayne State University many years ago I soon learned that the only major that was easier than “education” was “journalism”.

Nothing has changed.


33 posted on 05/21/2012 8:19:10 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: robowombat
One of my personal "favorites"-"nomsayin” accompanied by much emphasized smacking of the lips.
34 posted on 05/21/2012 8:35:12 PM PDT by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Suspended with pay until the story quiets down. Then back on the job with full benefits and tenure. Then this unqualified, ignorant “teacher” can dumb down another generation of kids.
Affirmative action at it's best.
35 posted on 05/21/2012 8:35:57 PM PDT by Tupelo (TeaParty member, but no longer a Republican)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Freeze, mother....drop it and put 'um up. Up against the wall......spread 'um, scum ball. Keep your hands on the wheel. If you as much as move, we'll have to call the coroner. On the ground face down.....hands behind your back, hairball. Blink and you're a dead, a$$hole. This ain't Lassie, $hithead....Rin-tin-tin, here, will take your arm off if you even breathe. You're going to be an old man before you get out of the slammer, turd breath. Shut the eff up,,,,you don't have any rights. Book 'em, Danno.

Now, kid....why did you disrespect president Obama and say he looks like a sissy when he throws a baseball?

36 posted on 05/21/2012 8:39:22 PM PDT by jmax (Be warned....I'm armed. Round is chambered, full magazine is inserted, safety is off.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Token suspension - nothing will come of it except some paid time off.


37 posted on 05/21/2012 9:17:32 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: HMS Surprise

Very good.... unfortunately these idiots have well padded public sector sinecures and don’t give an f what you or I email to them. They have kids to feed and send to college and could care less about the what the public says beyond issuing a few greasy apologetic statements


38 posted on 05/21/2012 9:37:14 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: Free ThinkerNY
NC Teacher Suspended For Yelling At Student Over Comments About President Obama

My college student son is an unbelievably great debater. His logic would have twisted her into a pretzel, and sent her away, talking to herself.

39 posted on 05/21/2012 10:27:35 PM PDT by Mark17 (California, where English is a foreign language)
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To: mrsmel

“Nomsayin” is quite funny if you “axe” me.


40 posted on 05/21/2012 10:27:35 PM PDT by BIV (typical white person)
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To: BIV

I. B. Dictatah! - No studen bash en disrespeck Obama.


41 posted on 05/21/2012 10:52:58 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
After listening to the woman's language skills, or lack thereof, I am not surprised that she isn't teaching English.

Do they have an Ebonics Department at that School? She should be heading it if they do.

Let me aks you sumpin, know what I'm sayin?

42 posted on 05/21/2012 11:02:13 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Confucius say, short note better than long memory....)
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To: Kickass Conservative

>”know what I’m sayin?”<

Opps, let me fix that.

>>>>> know whut I be sayin? <<<<<


43 posted on 05/21/2012 11:06:37 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Confucius say, short note better than long memory....)
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To: EagleUSA

“Everything liberals touch turns to crap”
Let’s not stereotype so much. This teacher may be rotten, but there are plenty of people (both liberals and conservatives) who are rotten.
By the way, education is still, I’d say, a high priority; and regardless of political affiliation, I have great respect for teachers (where would I be without them?). Teachers are so overworked; their full time shifts are nothing compared to the incredible amount of work they have to do outside of school. It’s certainly, too, a sign of virtue that teachers accept these amazing amounts of work for uncomfortably low salaries.


44 posted on 05/21/2012 11:57:34 PM PDT by A54321
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To: Tigercap
Does anybody here search before posting? I’m glad this story’s getting legs, but a lot of good comments and info are on the other threads.To me, the good news of the story was that the student was not cowed, understands the First Amendment, and pointed out the hypocrisy of the teacher as a response. Gives one a glimmer of hope...
45 posted on 05/22/2012 5:16:34 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: HMS Surprise

I sent her an email also and received a similar response.

“We do not support or condone this type of behavior in our teachers”
- grissomjs@rss.k12.nc.us
(Judy S. Grissom) Superintendent


46 posted on 05/22/2012 6:06:05 AM PDT by Tigercap
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To: Huskrrrr
Has anyone else noticed that the Oba-zombies are starting to crack under the strain of having to constantly defend this A-hole?

Yep. I lost another long-time friend just last week after letting him know what I really think of Obama. I'd always known he was liberal, but was surprised when I got an email from him the next day explaining why he just couldn't continue the friendship. Being a Democrat has become his religion and now I must be shunned.

And this is no kid -- the guy's pushing 60.

47 posted on 05/22/2012 7:38:08 AM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: BfloGuy

That’s sad. Most of my liberal friends have changed their minds regarding Obama. Even those that haven’t have agreed to disagree with me.


48 posted on 05/22/2012 8:57:41 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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