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Teacher: Supporting Trayvon Martin family got me fired
wmctv.com ^ | April 10, 2012

Posted on 04/10/2012 10:18:52 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

PONTIAC, MI (NBC/WDIV) - Former literature teacher Brooke Harris claims she was fired from Michigan's Pontiac Academy for Excellence for helping students organize a fundraiser for the family of Trayvon Martin.

The teenage Martin was fatally shot in a Florida neighborhood earlier this year by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman.

"I feel bad for my kids," Harris said. "I feel bad that now not just society is underestimating them, but so is the woman who is supposed to be looking out for their education."

Academy Superintendent Dr. Jaqcueline Cassell said those allegations are completely false.

"While I cannot comment on specific personnel issues, I will say I would never fire anyone over the reason stated. It's just not who I am," Cassell said.

The Southern Poverty Law Center, an American nonprofit civil rights organization, has called for the reinstatement of Harris' job.

(Excerpt) Read more at wmctv.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: michigan; publicschools; unions

1 posted on 04/10/2012 10:19:03 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

maybe it was your rush to judgement that indicates that you open your mouth before the facts are in? just sayin’


2 posted on 04/10/2012 10:24:28 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

3 posted on 04/10/2012 10:24:52 AM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: mgstarr

Nuff said...or shown!


4 posted on 04/10/2012 10:26:38 AM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If you (teacher or student) are suspended in our local school district, you may not be on any campus or at any district function until your suspension is up.

I suppose Ms. Harris feels that rules for everyone do not apply to her.


5 posted on 04/10/2012 10:26:41 AM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! ABO! ABO!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"While I cannot comment on specific personnel issues, I will say I would never fire anyone over the reason stated. It's just not who I am," Cassell said.

Let's see if I understand everything. The *facts* of the case are not released yet; however this teacher assumed that Treyvon, by virtue of his race - was ruthlessly hunted down and murdered for fun. Now, she uses her position as a 'teacher' to 'educate' the kids about circumstances that exist only in her head.

And she wonders why she's been fired? Granted, the Administrators are prohibited from saying the actual reasons for her dismissal, lest they be sued for privacy issues. But, IMHO this certainly seems to be justifiable pattern to remove a "teacher" from a classroom.

6 posted on 04/10/2012 10:26:48 AM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: All

Anyone who would support an innocent little angel like “No Limit Ni$$a” would never tell a lie...


7 posted on 04/10/2012 10:26:55 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sounds to me like this teacher has TMDS - Trayvon Martin Derangement Syndrome.
8 posted on 04/10/2012 10:27:46 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I want a TEACHER for my kids. Not a f###ing ACTIVIST!


9 posted on 04/10/2012 10:28:14 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (A MUST WATCH: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=KeOLurcQaqI)
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10 posted on 04/10/2012 10:29:30 AM 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: RushIsMyTeddyBear

> I want a TEACHER for my kids. Not a ####### ACTIVIST!

Then get your children out of the government schools.

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.


11 posted on 04/10/2012 10:33:06 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: Hodar

You can take it to the bank she was fired for other reasons. She’s the once claiming it has to do with that as a ploy to get her job back.


12 posted on 04/10/2012 10:33:34 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: camle

I have a question the article doesn’t seem to answer. Was the superintendent black? I’d bet on it.


13 posted on 04/10/2012 10:39:59 AM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." - Peter Griffin, Family Guy)
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To: mgstarr

Guilty.


14 posted on 04/10/2012 10:51:03 AM PDT by Jack Burton007 (This is Jack Burton in the Pork Chop Express, and I'm talkin' to whoever's listenin' out there.)
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To: Terry Mross
Yes.

Pontiac Academy for Excellence

15 posted on 04/10/2012 10:52:48 AM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Free ThinkerNY
When it comes to prejudice, nothing speaks louder than history as to how warped people, on any side, can be. One side thinking they're right, to the detriment of all other sides.

Be it taste, race, religion, or whatever; when sides are formed, prejudice prevails.

16 posted on 04/10/2012 10:53:15 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Outrageous! I agree with her firing. You’re supposed to teach- not turn your students into little pawns for causes you believe in.


17 posted on 04/10/2012 10:55:39 AM PDT by richmwill
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To: Free ThinkerNY
From Wikipedia:

"Pontiac Academy for Excellence (PAE) is a K-12 public charter school located in Pontiac, Michigan. Pontiac Academy for Excellence was established in 2000. The school is located at 196 Cesar E. Chevez Ave., Pontiac, Michigan 48343."

18 posted on 04/10/2012 10:57:21 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: wiggen

Yeah this sounds like a desperate attempt to get “the people” to rally behind her.


19 posted on 04/10/2012 11:01:44 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A literature teacher?
 
Really?
 
Perhaps they were discussing Ghetto Lit.
 

 
 

 
 
 


20 posted on 04/10/2012 11:14:20 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
FTA...
 

She said was told she was being paid to teach, not to be an activist
 
 
Truer words...
 
 


21 posted on 04/10/2012 11:16:18 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

The quality of Pontiac, Michigan’s school district just improved dramatically! By the way, does anyone ever notice that every “progressive” individual has that same stupid, phony, entitled expression on his/her face? It’s pretty common in San Francisco...


22 posted on 04/10/2012 11:35:39 AM PDT by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: camle

Or maybe people have grown weary of the commies in the teachers’ union politically brain washing children and “organizing” them for the loony causes.

My guess is that teach is a racist and probably was targeting white children with her diversity race hate doctrines. I bet she was jacked up by the Trayvon klan.


23 posted on 04/10/2012 11:36:04 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I noticed the Morris Dees Retirement Fund Committee is involved in this “case.” It must be real < / sarc>


24 posted on 04/10/2012 11:41:53 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: camle

She should have been suspended for saying “feel bad for her students” instead of “feel badly for her students”.


25 posted on 04/10/2012 11:43:05 AM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Won't you donate to the Kill Whitey Foundation Today?


26 posted on 04/10/2012 11:58:02 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: mgstarr

Extreme poitical racial activism in not “education.” dumbass!


27 posted on 04/10/2012 12:02:17 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("It's easy to make promises you can't keep" - B.H.Obama Feb 23, 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why would the parents of Trayvon Martin need a fundraiser?

THey’re getting paid to travel the US by the Race Whores promoting the lies.


28 posted on 04/10/2012 12:09:18 PM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Former literature teacher Brooke Harris claims she was fired from Michigan's Pontiac Academy for Excellence for helping students organize a fundraiser for the family of Trayvon Martin.

I suspect that it might have had something to do with the teacher's reaction to students who refused to take part in the "fundraiser" or who refused to contribute "funds", and who the recipient of the funds from the fundraiser were.

29 posted on 04/10/2012 12:14:59 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Teacher: Supporting Trayvon Martin family got me fired wmctv.com ^ | April 10, 2012 . . . Former literature teacher Brooke Harris claims she was fired from Michigan's Pontiac Academy for Excellence for helping students organize a fundraiser for the family of Trayvon Martin.

It sounds to me like she was fired for failing to teach, not for supporting a thug's family. What made her think that raising funds was an appropriate use of classroom time when she was supposed to be teaching literature?

30 posted on 04/10/2012 12:48:55 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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