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Some Maine Teachers Traumatizing Students of Deployed Soldiers
WABI- TV Bangor Maine | February 21, 2003 | 6 PM News

Posted on 02/23/2003 9:02:29 AM PST by bogeybob

WABI TV reported Friday that the Maine National Guard Family Assistance Center has received about 30 complaints from children of deployed soldiers concerning Principals, Teachers and Guidance Counselors reportedly demeaning the role of their deployed parent. Some children involved are 7 to 9 years of age.

Here is a letter written to a friend of mine from the Maine Army National Guard:

"Thank you for your interest on this most troubling matter. Our Family Assistance Centers have reported cases from Aroostook County to Southern Maine. We are reluctant to give out specific schools and the individuals involved in the interest of giving the education community a chance to address the problem itself. Also, parents wanted the opportunity to pursue the issue through their local school boards first.

In all, we have over thirty complaints that name schools and individual principals, teachers and guidance counselors. If one considers that these complaints come from just the parents who attended our briefings and only from children who told their parents, we are concerned that the problem may be more widespread than we know.

We are recording the complaints, and I will personally visit these educators to express our concern as a professional organization and ask for their cooperation.

Ultimately, our main concern and first responsibility is the safety of our children during these uncertain times. Maine has a core of dedicated and professional educators, but we will challenge any individual who places our children at risk due to their own political ideologies."


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Maine is a very liberal state and the teachers union is a key player in maintaining Democrat control here. There are indications that this might be a coordinated effort by the teachers union as complaints have come in from as much as 300 miles apart. This is outrageous and should be elevated to national news!
1 posted on 02/23/2003 9:02:29 AM PST by bogeybob
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To: bogeybob
These are not teachers but brain washers.
They are scum!!!!!!
2 posted on 02/23/2003 9:05:13 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Anything from ABCNNBCBS is suspect!)
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To: bogeybob
This story would be stronger with some quotes or more detailed evidence of the teacher's doings. Not that I doubt for a minute that the socialists in possession of our kids would stoop to this new low.
3 posted on 02/23/2003 9:05:20 AM PST by dagnabbit
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To: bogeybob
I feel a Billy Jack moment coming on (I know that movie was a pot of leftist c***, but it had its moments).

SOME THINGS JUST MAKE ME LOSE CONTROL!!!!!

4 posted on 02/23/2003 9:06:11 AM PST by happygrl
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To: bogeybob
Release the names of the scumbags. They should run out of town after a good tarring and feathering.
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5 posted on 02/23/2003 9:06:14 AM PST by Paul Atreides
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To: bogeybob
More "love" from the "for the children" crowd.
6 posted on 02/23/2003 9:06:17 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: bogeybob
As usual some more idiots, never taught, If you can't say something nice or encouraging....keep you yap shut!!!!!
7 posted on 02/23/2003 9:08:47 AM PST by D. Miles
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To: bogeybob
These Marxist traitors are cowards in time of war and even bigger cowards when they are "cowering" back at home. Just like the Islamoterrorists, they cannot confront a citizen/soldier, preferring to attack children who are forced by law to be in their presence.

I hope that when the soldiers return home, they get some of these wimps alone and jack their fat, floppy jaws.
8 posted on 02/23/2003 9:09:45 AM PST by HadEnough
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To: bogeybob
.....the teachers union is a key player in maintaining Democrat control here.

The people controlling the agenda of the teachers unions are using the children in their control to try to control the parents. Failing that, they settle for control of the next generation of adults.

9 posted on 02/23/2003 9:09:47 AM PST by jimtorr
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To: bogeybob
Maine has a core of dedicated and professional educatorscrats

LOL. It must be why homeschooling is so popular in Maine!

10 posted on 02/23/2003 9:10:22 AM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: bogeybob
Specifics please...
11 posted on 02/23/2003 9:10:41 AM PST by MissBaby
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To: bogeybob
We are reluctant to give out specific schools and the individuals involved in the interest of giving the education community a chance to address the problem itself.

I'll never understand such restraint. This problem is not isolated. It's systemic.

12 posted on 02/23/2003 9:10:47 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: dagnabbit
The Maine Guard reports to the Governor, I believe. Governor Baldacci is a Democrat. Any guess as to what party the 'educators' belong to?
13 posted on 02/23/2003 9:11:17 AM PST by bogeybob
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To: dagnabbit
"This story would be stronger with some quotes or more detailed evidence of the teacher's doings."

As I work in the classroom, I disagree.

The Left won the war.

Be afraid.

Be very afraid.

14 posted on 02/23/2003 9:12:39 AM PST by Jakarta ex-pat
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To: LibWhacker
The restraint is called, "get the facts before you jump."

IF they can prove which teachers did what, then make that known. However, just as any other person is provided with due process, we should allow these teachers to get it as well. Isnt that what we stand up for?
15 posted on 02/23/2003 9:13:02 AM PST by Vermont Lt
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To: MissBaby
That's all I have. The Maine Guard will go on camera but has NOT release the names, towns or schools involved. With over 30 complaints from all over Maine, something is happening out there!
16 posted on 02/23/2003 9:13:49 AM PST by bogeybob
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To: bogeybob
So much for that ruse about maintaining the little tyke's self esteem. These "educators" are guilty of child abuse and need to be brought up on charges ASAP. Parents, complain to an agency that has teeth, get those teachers suspended pending the investigation, and demand the teachers union foot the bill for professional counseling.

Also, let's hope there is a national registry to prevent these teachers from moving to another state and leaving their sorry record behind them.

17 posted on 02/23/2003 9:15:31 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." GWB 9/20/01)
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To: Paul Atreides
Yep, names and pictures should be posted on the internet. Think I'll forward this story to O'Reilly.
18 posted on 02/23/2003 9:15:34 AM PST by ampat
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To: Paul Atreides; Howlin; Utah Girl; Billie; Snow Bunny; doug from upland
This is PURE LIBERAL COMMIE HATE AMERICA and should be HEADLINES in every paper nameing names, positions,party affiliation, what demeaning things were said ECT. ECT. Where does "Opinion" end and "TRAITORISM" begin?
19 posted on 02/23/2003 9:15:56 AM PST by Uncle George
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To: HuntsvilleTxVeteran
Unbelieveable. And they waonder why public schools are no longer supported.
20 posted on 02/23/2003 9:19:23 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: bogeybob; Congressman Billybob
Ya know, Chamberlain was criticized for causing disruption by "encouraging" students at his school to enlist and go to war. The fellow teachers and administration suggested that this fuddy duddy professor take a much needed "sabbatical" and go tour Europe for a year or two.

Instead, Chamberlain left Bowdoin College to join the U.S. Army, avoided "Command", so was given Second in Command. But circumstances PUT him in command on the fateful day which kept Gettysburg from becoming a Federal defeat, and was awarded the medal of honor for doing so.

Not sure how GODS AND GENERALS turns out on film, as I'm still waiting for Lord of the Rings (The Two Towers) to show up. But it was a GREAT book!

21 posted on 02/23/2003 9:19:48 AM PST by Experiment 6-2-6 (Meega, Nala Kweesta!!!!)
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To: ampat
Please forward to Bill. This needs to be splattered all over America to prevent other teachers in other states from traumatizing other children.

These people are lower than low!

Others to consider might be Foxnews, Howie Carr, Neal Boortz, etc.

There might be a cover up underway here in Maine. Not a word in the Sunday papers about this. The entire Maine daily print media is very, very liberal.

22 posted on 02/23/2003 9:21:06 AM PST by bogeybob
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To: bogeybob
Everytime I think these maggots can't sink any lower they prove me wrong.

23 posted on 02/23/2003 9:21:34 AM PST by big'ol_freeper ("When do I get to lift my leg on the liberal?")
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To: bogeybob
I will personally kick the ass of any teacher I hear saying anything negative to the children of our servicemembers.
24 posted on 02/23/2003 9:22:07 AM PST by LouD
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To: bogeybob; Admin Moderator
I tried to add the US: Maine state list to the topic without success. Please update the topic so we can be sure and get our Maine FReepers clued into this travesty in their own back yard. Thank you.
25 posted on 02/23/2003 9:23:14 AM PST by NonValueAdded ("Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." GWB 9/20/01)
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To: bogeybob
If they are federalized, they are not under control of the Governor now. They are under US Army control, and are assets of the federal government. Thats where you take your shot!

Fire away!...I'm gonna call my state senator tomorrow!
26 posted on 02/23/2003 9:27:07 AM PST by judicial meanz ( socialism- its a mental disorder, not a political view.)
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To: bogeybob
The Senate and Congress should also be informed that these children of service members are being abused in this way.
I'm going to send this to Senator Warner, and disseminate it down here so that others are aware that the ~education elite~ are harming little ones by bashing the military, and their own families.

For shame!
27 posted on 02/23/2003 9:28:12 AM PST by OpusatFR
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To: bogeybob
If true, these educators are probably the same asshole who spit on returning Vietnam Vets, and called them 'baby killers'.

Traitors of the worst kind, and child abusers.

28 posted on 02/23/2003 9:28:44 AM PST by wcbtinman
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To: bogeybob
Long past time for school vouchers. Long past time to annihilate these evil teachers unions.
29 posted on 02/23/2003 9:28:52 AM PST by friendly
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub
BUMP TO THE TOP.
30 posted on 02/23/2003 9:29:51 AM PST by Uncle George
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To: LouD
Maybe there will be some parent/teacher conferences.
31 posted on 02/23/2003 9:31:40 AM PST by cubreporter
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To: judicial meanz
They are reporting their largest deployment in 60 years in the papers this weekend. I think the Guard General does report to the Governor, however.

I have written the State's Education Commissioner, Duke.Albanese@maine.gov but I doubt he will even respond. Maine is in total control of the Democrats.

32 posted on 02/23/2003 9:32:27 AM PST by bogeybob
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To: bogeybob
Forwarded tip to World Net Daily and Drudge. This may be the tip of the iceberg of something happening nationally, and if so, needs to be exposed.
33 posted on 02/23/2003 9:34:02 AM PST by litany_of_lies
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To: bogeybob
These are the people who will remove a book from the school library if one student feels uncomfortable about a few words in the book.

How intolerant they are and how hypocritical!!

34 posted on 02/23/2003 9:34:28 AM PST by CROSSHIGHWAYMAN
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To: bogeybob
Being as how I am on active duty and am stationed in a city that is heavily populated by DOD personnel, I have the privilege of not having to deal with a bunch of antiwar crap happening in the middle of the city and a support net of many, many like people. With that said, I cannot imagine a concerted effort by local teachers to harass and belittle the child of a service member. I cannot imagine the horror of a child that not only has a parent plucked out of his/her life to go far away and maybe not come back.

I can, however, imagine what would happen if such a concerted effort was made here. I could imagine hundreds, if not thousands of Sailors, Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, and Coasties laying the boots to local teachers, schools and schoolboards. Maybe something of that nature could be coordinated in Maine?
35 posted on 02/23/2003 9:35:03 AM PST by wasp69 (The time has come.......)
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To: wcbtinman
I have no doubt that this is true. A Maine Army Guard Lt. Col. even was interviewed on camera. Letters have also been written by senior officers. This is the real deal!
36 posted on 02/23/2003 9:35:30 AM PST by bogeybob
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To: bogeybob
The General is a political appointee of the Governor, and has some oversight when units are activated.

However, when the units are on federal duty, they are under the command and control of the regular Army, and the US Government officials until they are returned to state duty and demobilized. After demobilization, they return to state government control.

Believe me, a call to a good republican senator or congressman will get amazing results in no time flat!
37 posted on 02/23/2003 9:35:55 AM PST by judicial meanz ( socialism- its a mental disorder, not a political view.)
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To: bogeybob
They are not "liberals". Rather they are America hating socialists.
38 posted on 02/23/2003 9:36:15 AM PST by cynicom
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To: Vermont Lt
Charges are brought first (and not in secret), then proof is provided, not the other way around. I can understand not throwing out there for public consumption every slanderous claim which comes along, but I'm convinced something more is going on in this case. The hyperleftwing track record of the NEA and its adherents is well-known.
39 posted on 02/23/2003 9:36:26 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Thinkin' Gal
Why does this not surprise me? The public schools of America have suffered from leftist hegemoney for over 40 years.

Just another great reason for parents to home-school.
40 posted on 02/23/2003 9:38:08 AM PST by FirstTomato (If I think of a tagline, you all will be the first to know!)
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To: OpusatFR
The Senate and Congress should also be informed that these children of service members are being abused in this way.

This is so true. In addition I think that Laura Bush needs to be informed. Right after 911 Laura made some appearances on television suggesting to parents and teachers to be sure to let their children know that they were loved and that they were safe. At our DoDDS school in Stuttgart, Germany every teacher got a special message from Laura Bush instructing us about ways to help protect the children from the trauma. I am sure she would be interested in this case. That teachers would ever do such a thing is despicable!

41 posted on 02/23/2003 9:39:12 AM PST by Lauratealeaf (Pray for our troops and the children of our troops)
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To: litany_of_lies
Outstanding. I encourage any and all Freepers to make expose these urchins. This is how we can DO OUR PART on the Homefront.

Can you imagine a soldier getting a letter from their nine year old son saying "Mr. Dolt says that you are a bad man for going to war."!

42 posted on 02/23/2003 9:39:18 AM PST by bogeybob
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To: bogeybob
Sounds like the liberals have declared war on everything American..
43 posted on 02/23/2003 9:40:13 AM PST by hope (The left and Saddam share the same talking points...)
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To: bogeybob
Jashua Lawrence Chaimberlain must be spinning in his grave.
44 posted on 02/23/2003 9:40:26 AM PST by Live free or die
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To: HadEnough; All
"...preferring to attack children who are forced by law to be in their presence."

Oh, no they aren't!

Homeschool. If you EVER get wind that your public-schooled children are being subjected to this sort of total crap, yank 'em out of that Indoctrination Center as fast as you can run and homeschool them. It's perfectly legal in all 50 states. If you do........do NOT register with the local school board or with the State. Period. No discussion on this topic, just take my word for it (father of seven, homeschoolers for over 18 years.......long before it was fashionable........and in numerous States).

45 posted on 02/23/2003 9:41:49 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: bogeybob
bump
46 posted on 02/23/2003 9:42:01 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: Live free or die
WABI TV had the newscast available on the web for about 24 hours. It was a real eye opener! Might still be there???
47 posted on 02/23/2003 9:43:57 AM PST by bogeybob
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To: bogeybob
Silly WABI, the headline should have read, Socialist Indoctrination Centers In Controversy Over Children Of Patriots
48 posted on 02/23/2003 9:45:02 AM PST by weegee
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To: bogeybob
We are reluctant to give out specific schools and the individuals involved

WHEN YOU HAVE LINKS ALL THEIR BASE ARE BELONG TO US

49 posted on 02/23/2003 9:45:45 AM PST by PhilDragoo (Hitlery: das Butch von Buchenvald)
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To: PhilDragoo
BUMP TO OLLIE NORTH !!!!!!!!!!!!!
50 posted on 02/23/2003 9:48:07 AM PST by Uncle George
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