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North Carolina teacher tells student not to criticize Obama ('Some have been arrested under Bush')
Hotair ^ | 05/21/2012 | AllahPundit

Posted on 05/21/2012 2:41:18 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

We missed this yesterday as it went viral, but maybe that's for the best since now I can bring you the exciting conclusion: She's been suspended (with pay).

An employee at the Rowan-Salisbury School System said they have been flooded with calls from around the country on Monday...

The district released a statement on Monday.

“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. Due to personnel and student confidentiality, we cannot discuss the matter publicly.”

I'm 99 percent convinced that she’s a liberal who was forced to fall back on the inane "presidents can't be criticized" argument to seem 'even-handed' while imposing a gag order on O’s behalf, but one percent of me is holding out for the possibility that she really might believe it. Actual quote from the clip: “As a social studies teacher I cannot allow you to slander any president in here, past or present. If that’s the case, somebody could say negative things about the Tea Party.” …Yeah. Imagine if people started saying negative things about the tea party.

Maybe she just meant that she wanted to keep the classroom more or less free from political contention? I.e. no bashing Bush, no bashing Obama, no bashing the tea party, etc. Although in that case, what’s with her claiming that people were arrested for criticizing Bush? Are we dealing with a lefty hack here or, more terrifying, a social studies teacher whose grasp on the First Amendment is a lot less tight than her students’? Two clips for you, one the abridged version with highlights from Fox News and the other the director’s cut.

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arreststudent; fireteacher; libshaveyourkids; northcarolina; obama; tanyaneely; teacherthreatens

1 posted on 05/21/2012 2:41:24 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

For those who missed the story, here’s the report:

http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/Rowan-Co-teacher-to-students-in-video-Dont-criticize-the-president-152326155.html

EXCERPT:

A teacher at a Rowan County school has been suspended after getting national attention for a YouTube video video that surfaced last week showing her yelling at her students, saying it’s wrong to criticize the president.
In the YouTube video, North Rowan High School teacher Tonya Dixon-Neely and her students were debating several political issues, including a discussion about President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

The video, which was uploaded on May 14, had more than 178,000 views on YouTube as of Monday afternoon. The story has been picked up by national media outlets, including Fox News and the New York Post. Controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh discussed the issue on his radio show on Monday afternoon as well.

The conversation starts as the class discusses recent accusations that Mitt Romney bullied someone as a teenager in the 1960s.

But the conversation quickly turns into an argument between several students and the teacher, with some students questioning Obama and asking if Obama bullied someone in high school as well.

“That’s disrespect. This man (Romney) is a presidential candidate. He’s not the president,” the teacher is heard shouting. “Let me tell you something. You will not disrespect the president of the United States in this classroom.”

“I’ll say what I want,” countered one male student.

“Not about him you won’t,” yelled the teacher.

“I’m going to call my dad real quick. We’ll see,” the student added. “I didn’t disrespect him, I was just asking a question. I have different beliefs.”

The teacher is still employed but has been suspended with pay. An employee at the Rowan-Salisbury School System said they have been flooded with calls from around the country on Monday.
Later in the video the conversation turns foul-mouthed when the discussion changes to President Bush.

“Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush,” the teacher continued. “You are not supposed to slander.

“As a social studies teacher I cannot allow you to slander any president in here, past or present. If that’s the case, somebody could say negative things about the Tea Party.”


2 posted on 05/21/2012 2:43:14 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Here’s a video of the scene for those who want to watch :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjpWaESn_9g


3 posted on 05/21/2012 2:44:42 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Hannity played a clip from this; the teacher sounds like a crackhead from Newark NJ.


4 posted on 05/21/2012 2:45:14 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2

The student actually knows more about our constitution than the teacher.


5 posted on 05/21/2012 2:46:12 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Absolutely; I couldn’t imagine what the workfare recipient was even doing in the classroom.

I would cry if my children had to sit in front of someone like that for any kind of instruction.


6 posted on 05/21/2012 2:48:29 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2

the teacher sounds like a crackhead NBPP, Al Sharpton copy, from Newark NJ.


7 posted on 05/21/2012 2:50:24 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SeekAndFind

She should win dumbest teacher of the year. Her thinking is dumb beyond belief.


8 posted on 05/21/2012 2:50:27 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SandRat

I hope whatever school gave her a degree is exposed as well; they should be ashamed of themselves.


9 posted on 05/21/2012 2:57:33 PM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: SeekAndFind

Ah yes, the results of “affirmative action”.


10 posted on 05/21/2012 3:00:43 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: SeekAndFind
Are there any kind of rules or guidelines regarding teachers proselytizing to their students?

It's one thing, when asked by a student, for a teacher to explain his/her political beliefs, but shouldn't teachers be discouraged from trying to promote their own politics over those of students who have different beliefs--especially in a classroom environment?

11 posted on 05/21/2012 3:02:35 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: SeekAndFind
I bet she believes Bush blew up the levees in New Orleans.
12 posted on 05/21/2012 3:03:51 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: kearnyirish2

I am not even certain how someone who speaks as ignorantly as this woman can even apply for a teaching job.

The only thing anyone on this earth can learn from a person such as this is how NOT to be.


13 posted on 05/21/2012 3:06:17 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Can *I* get suspended with pay? I sure have a bunch of projects piling up around the house...


14 posted on 05/21/2012 3:07:54 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Parley Baer

“the results of “affirmative action””.

Good point. I’ll bet she met Obama at Harvard Law School.


15 posted on 05/21/2012 3:12:03 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: SeekAndFind

‘suspended with pay’. Just another way of saying PAID VACATION,


16 posted on 05/21/2012 3:28:20 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: SandRat

Back during the campaign my nephew was suspended for
two days because a teacher heard him repeating an
obama joke.

He’s a sharp kid, couldn’t fool him.


17 posted on 05/21/2012 3:29:39 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SeekAndFind
My ancestors buried at Thyatira Cemetery there in Salisbury are probably rolling in their graves. They taught Andrew Jackson law, were the first Supreme Court members of NC, and one was the first Senator from NC. Most were Revolutionary War veterans. I bet if they could have seen the future they would have sent the slaves back to Africa in a heartbeat.
18 posted on 05/21/2012 3:31:09 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Parley Baer

“Ah yes, the results of “affirmative action”.”

Does anyone know if this woman is one of “Holder’s People?” Since they aren’t mentioning race in the articles, my guess is probably she is.


19 posted on 05/21/2012 3:33:22 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: SeekAndFind
Gee, do you think we Freepers should tone it down when we make reference to Barack Hussein Obama in less than flattering terms?

Should I worry that the clueless, FAT, beatch head of the Dept of Homeland [IN]Security, Janet [IN]Competano will send some of her Jack-Booted Thugs to "counsel me," for my referring to Barry as a FASCIST, HATE-AMERICA, NEO-COMMIE, SCUMBAG?

I'm surprised that the far left hypocritical Loons at the Southern Poverty Law Center has not named Free Republic as a "Threat" and a "Hate Group."

If anyone thinks I am the least concerned about possible repurcussions for attacking the phony Community Agitator in Least let me assure all that I'd welcome an opportunity to have this Regime try and silence me or any of my fellow Freepers.

Go ahead you phony, bottom-feeding Moonbat, make my day!!!

20 posted on 05/21/2012 3:37:29 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: vette6387
Does anyone know if this woman is one of “Holder’s People?”

Listen to the tape. Um, highly likely -- in my non-expert opinion.

21 posted on 05/21/2012 3:39:03 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I really get tired of hearing of people who are “suspended, with pay”! That is no punishment. It’s a paid vacation. :~((


22 posted on 05/21/2012 3:41:57 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (Gingrich or bust! (5/7/12, I guess it's bust.))
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To: SeekAndFind

Ah, yes! Another wonderful example of the quota system and how well it is working. /s


23 posted on 05/21/2012 3:52:05 PM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (I wanna start a Seniors' Motor Scooter Gang. Wanna join?)
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To: SeekAndFind

This is more government indoctrination due to the “Union Label” The kids just happened to have a cell phone recording this time but it happens all day every day in government schools across this nation. The Teacher’s Unions are in bed with Commies & Democrats so go figure.


24 posted on 05/21/2012 4:28:05 PM PDT by HawkEye2012 (ABO 2012)
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To: chris37

Seriously, this sounds like my 10th grade French teacher on a good day. Yes, thanks to the NC school system, I was taught French in Ebonics.

One student, who had spent quite a bit of time in France due to her father’s job, corrected the teacher who was completely wrong about something. The teacher screamed, “I will tell you what is right and what is wrong in my class!!”

The teacher was a complete idiot and no one could understand how she had gotten her job. We figured she was a quota fill.


25 posted on 05/21/2012 4:29:54 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like a future employee of the TSA.


26 posted on 05/21/2012 4:34:49 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: SeekAndFind
This school is a few miles from where I live. I have a friend that taught there for a less than a year (the first teacher got canned) and he said the place is a zoo. It's all he could talk about. It ranks 497 out of 597 public NC schools in test scores (This includes about 30 or so "School for the Blind" and other schools for students with disabilities).

Here's the article and entire 9 minute video from the local Salisbury newspaper. The kid in the video's mom posted in the comments.

North Rowan teacher suspended

27 posted on 05/21/2012 5:11:35 PM PDT by lwd
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Haitian Creole is not Parisian French.


28 posted on 05/21/2012 5:11:56 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: SeekAndFind

The teacher has already been identified. She is — not surprisingly — one of Holder’s people.


29 posted on 05/21/2012 5:18:45 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

Now don’t you be complaining about your learning!

We is doin the bestest we can.


30 posted on 05/21/2012 5:26:33 PM PDT by jayrunner
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To: SeekAndFind

The one beauty of it: The younger generation gets a glimpse into what is censorship in a communist society. It tends to sensitize them to the pablum we see on the monthly (read:daily) messages from the *fearless leader* Obama.


31 posted on 05/21/2012 5:29:55 PM PDT by Tench_Coxe
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To: SeekAndFind

The kid in the videos mom said she has pulled him from North Rowan because of “safety issues” in the comments section of the article i linked above.

North Rowan is:
% Asian 3%
% Hispanic 5%
% Black 50%
% White 41%
Unknown 1%

per

http://www.publicschoolreview.com/school_ov/school_id/60400


32 posted on 05/21/2012 5:49:04 PM PDT by lwd
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To: Balding_Eagle

Agreed. She is just starting her 3 month vacation a few weeks earlier than most and will be back next year screwing up another classroom full of kids.


33 posted on 05/21/2012 5:56:15 PM PDT by JohnD9207 (Santorum...the only Conservative in the race.)
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34 posted on 05/21/2012 6:05:13 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: jayrunner

That should be “we’s” shouldn’t it? As in “we’s doin the bestest we’s can.”


35 posted on 05/21/2012 6:21:17 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: ought-six

The perfect Ebonic speech pattern was a clear give-away for me.


36 posted on 05/21/2012 6:33:38 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( I guess a liberal and an out-of-work bum look a lot a like, daddy.)
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To: SeekAndFind
“Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush,”...liar.....
37 posted on 05/21/2012 9:14:21 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: SeekAndFind

Does she teach Ebonics?

Pray for America


38 posted on 05/21/2012 10:30:01 PM PDT by bray (Power to We the People)
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