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North Carolina teacher who berated student over Obama criticism to keep job
Fox News ^ | 06/20/12 | Staff

Posted on 06/20/2012 6:29:43 AM PDT by DFG

The North Carolina high school teacher whose rant against a student who questioned President Obama went viral will keep her job.

The Salisbury Post reports that Tanya Dixon-Neely was suspended without pay, but that she will return to school next year. As a condition of her return, she reportedly will be required to start what was described as a "monitored growth plan."

Superintendent Judy Grissom said in a statement that the teacher fell short of the school system's standards, but expressed a desire to move on from the incident.

"While I remain deeply concerned about the performance documented in the recording of Ms. Dixon-Neely's classroom, I have concluded that she should have a chance to improve her teaching skills," Grissom reportedly said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: nc; neely; rogers; salisbury
What a surprise!
1 posted on 06/20/2012 6:29:55 AM PDT by DFG
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To: DFG
Here is the post with the original Salisbury Post article: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2897251/posts
2 posted on 06/20/2012 6:31:58 AM PDT by the_devils_advocate_666
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To: DFG

Superintendent Judy Grissom doesn’t give a rat’s patoot about the students or the taxpayers. She’s the one who should be fired.


3 posted on 06/20/2012 6:33:34 AM PDT by samtheman (If we want Obamugabe out, we must vote him out.)
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To: DFG

Yea, real shocker. </sarcasm>


4 posted on 06/20/2012 6:36:46 AM PDT by Mr Fuji
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To: DFG
I don't have a problem with this. People do dumb things at work and are disciplined and not fired all the time. Even jobs that aren't union. I know there are a lot who disagree with me on this one, but that's just what I think of the situation. It this was the latest offense in a run of similar things, then yeah, she should have been fired
5 posted on 06/20/2012 6:37:45 AM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: DFG

Uneducated public school teachers teaching our children ,,,, amazing what you can get with a two year degree .


6 posted on 06/20/2012 6:40:57 AM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: DFG

Freedom of speech entails responsibility.


7 posted on 06/20/2012 6:42:26 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: nerdwithagun

I agree, this will be a nightmare for her. The “monitored growth plan” involves the principal, AP’s and other teachers dropping in at all times of the day. She will be walking on pins and needles afraid to have any discussions. Oh and the students will constantly try to get her into a heated discussion to trip her up.


8 posted on 06/20/2012 6:45:13 AM PDT by jonsie
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To: DFG
As a condition of her return, she reportedly will be required to start what was described as a "monitored growth plan."

Oh, good Lord... *shaking head*


9 posted on 06/20/2012 6:45:27 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Worst. President. Ever.)
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To: DFG

At least people are aware of this teacher’s teaching tactics.
She knows she better walk the line now.


10 posted on 06/20/2012 6:49:28 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Criminaliens or Crimigrants...0bamao's people?)
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To: DFG

Her new teaching skills should also include a trip back to the classroom. Her grammar is horrific!


11 posted on 06/20/2012 6:57:52 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: nerdwithagun

I am very divided on this because yes, most of the time people who make mistakes should be allowed to learn from them and continue on their careers.

But, we are talking about molding the very formative minds of teenagers and this woman can and will continue to infect these kids; that bothers me!

More importantly, she will have little to no respect from most of her students and that is a bad thing in a classroom. PERIOD!


12 posted on 06/20/2012 7:04:21 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: DFG

Does a bear take a bodacious Obama in the woods?

Is the Pope Catholic?

Would this obviously imcompetent idiotess teacher be reinstated?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Heh!

Public schools - for when you want to lower the bar and have your children walk under it.


13 posted on 06/20/2012 7:08:42 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: DFG

(imho) this decision smells of the threat of gunpowder toward this official allowing the return of this so-called educator.


14 posted on 06/20/2012 7:09:11 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: nerdwithagun

I dont have a problem with this either. She had a leftist loony moment and got caught, but now has to be monitored like the child she is.


15 posted on 06/20/2012 7:24:56 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: DFG

I knew it. You don’t fire a teacher just because she’s catastrophically ignorant (notice I put that first) and ideologically biased. Getting along with people like this is an important life skill for children - maybe more important than reading and math! - because there are so many of them and you can’t escape them.


16 posted on 06/20/2012 7:28:41 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Spinach at every meal.)
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To: DFG

Bunch of jerks teaching our kids.


17 posted on 06/20/2012 7:30:16 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Socialism isn't going to work this time, either.)
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To: DFG

If you want to scare the crap out of a school administrator, committee member or teacher, just say to them, “school vouchers are coming.” I actually stopped a committee member dead in his tracks —it was like a heart punch.

These joyous moments are token compensation for 12 years in the schoolag, but I’ll take what I can get.


18 posted on 06/20/2012 7:35:57 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: jonsie

—— The “monitored growth plan” involves the principal, AP’s and other teachers dropping in at all times of the day. She will be walking on pins and needles afraid to have any discussions.——

Undoubtedly her fellow union members will be up in arms. She must be terrified.

“When schoolchildren start paying union dues, that’s when I’ll start representing the interests of schoolchildren.” -—Al Shakers, former AFT president


19 posted on 06/20/2012 7:42:48 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: DFG

Wow, what corrupt friends in high places won’t do for you.


20 posted on 06/20/2012 7:46:02 AM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: DFG

What a bottom-feeding state NC must be! First, the story of the government hack who told the little kindergartener that her mother packed an unhealthy lunch for her...and then made the child eat those cardboard chicken mcnuggets for nutrition. Now this affirmative action cretin who is obviously unfit to teach anywhere can keep her job abusing students, because NC must really be that desperate to staff its schools.

Whatever the citizens of that state are paying for this sort of defective government, it’s way too much.


21 posted on 06/20/2012 7:47:33 AM PDT by txrefugee
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I went to a very nice, new high school in Raleigh. They bussed in “Amish” kids from the downtown area. The school rapidly turned to crap. Same thing happened with another nice, new high school in North Raleigh. It went from safe, new, nice, solid to regular cafeteria brawls in a matter of a year or two.


22 posted on 06/20/2012 7:52:29 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: DFG
she should have a chance to improve her teaching skills

It's not her "teaching skills" that's the problem.

23 posted on 06/20/2012 7:53:50 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of NO! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: DFG

A “monitored growth plan”?

About being made to join Morons Anonymous?


24 posted on 06/20/2012 7:58:53 AM PDT by exit82
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To: the_devils_advocate_666
As quoted from the original article: "She received two formal classroom observations before the recording in May, both positive."

Like they expected her to have an outburst when she knew she was being observed? What dummies these people are. I'm sure this wasn't the first time she's spoken that way to a student. It's just the first time she was caught on a recording doing it. They can try to modify her classroom behavior any way they want, but 10 to 1, she'll repeat this type of outburst at some point in the future, and hopefully another student will capture it.

25 posted on 06/20/2012 8:22:57 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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If they don’t fire her for being a half-witted, poorly educated loon, there is something seriously wrong with the school. Get your kids out of there now.


26 posted on 06/20/2012 8:25:16 AM PDT by pallis
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