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.
martins email address please
Well, if we nominate Romney.......
The public school is BY FAR, the largest, most expensive, most subversive, and most destructive entitlement program in the country.
The public 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.
B U M P
There's strength in numbers.
Their comment is a reflection on their own immaturity.
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’d recently meet two seemingly cogent people who were absolute barking moonbats when it comes to politics...it got to the point that I started laughing out loud at the things they believe to be gospel truth...
Something like this:”Seriously, you cannot believe”
“Bush is the reason the Senate democrats have not passed a budget in three years”
“Bush spent more money than Obama”
“Bush went to war in Afghanistan to protect the poppy (opium) production”
I learned a long time ago people believe what they want to believe...regardless of facts...
This teacher was wrong and should be disciplined for injecting her personal opinion into the class room
These kids will learn much more from their parent(s) about a political belief system than this moonbat teacher will ever teach them...
I have half a mind to do a full background dossier on Ms. Martin; where she lives, if she owns her house, how much she paid for it, or the rent she pays, where she went to college, criminal convictions, driving citations, tax liens etc. Then I could highlight the really STUPID moves she’s made in her life. Because if she’s a liberal grade school teacher I don’t even have to hold my breath. I KNOW she’s stupid, and I know I’d find good stuff on her in the first hour. Unfortunately this is a busy week for me so she gets a pass.
“The public school is BY FAR, the largest, most expensive, most subversive, and most destructive entitlement program in the country.”
Yea, I do feel sorry for kids whose parents force them to go to public schools (usually just so they can have the Lexus, the big house, and the extra-large plasma). The poor kids start out with two strikes against them, and then are thrown into a world where they have to compete against home schooled, private schooled, and foreign schooled kids.
It’s almost criminal. Thankfully, my kids don’t have that handicap.
I remember one teacher many years back who during history class, mentioned some of the social & economic reasons why Hitler came to power. He was fired over even mentioning it.
I got into it with a life-long friend (teacher) about obamacare, and our relationship hasn't been the same since.
I have no problem with her calling the Republican Party "Stupid" as long as she also calls the Democrat Party "Evil".
It has been bizarre.
Admin if this is inappropriate please pull it. I am citing an official government assigned, not private, email address publicly posted on the school's web site.
According to the school's STAFF DIRECTORY her email address is:
If anyone does email her, do us all a favor and don't prove her point. At least spell check your note.
This is leftist brainwashing of young students, and the reaction of some here is to agree with it.
We are in trouble, Kaslin. If some 'conservatives' were in the classroom as onlookers, they would be cheering this hideous excuse for a teacher on in her bias against conservatism.