Skip to comments.Beaverton's "Crash the Tea Party" teacher resigns as his dismissal loomed
Posted on 08/20/2010 1:22:15 PM PDT by ThreeYearLurker
Beaverton middle school teacher Jason Levin, who founded the now notorious "Crash the Tea Party" website, is no longer a teacher.
Jason Levin Levin resigned Wednesday in lieu of termination, said Beaverton School District Legal Counsel Camellia Osterink.
District officials would not say why Levin was facing dismissal, but that it followed an internal investigation into his use of public resources and time spent at school.
"There was some question whether that conduct occurred during the work day," Osterink said of Levin's work on the website.
Reached today, Levin said, "My attorney has advised me not to comment."
His attorney, Adam Arms of Portland, could not be immediately reached.
Levin, a media lab technology teacher at Conestoga Middle School, drew international attention last spring after creating crashtheteaparty.org. The now defunct site had said it was part of a national movement to "dismantle and demolish the tea party by any nonviolent means necessary."
The site encouraged people to infiltrate the tea party, then misspell protest signs, make wild claims during interviews and perform other public actions that would damage the public's opinion of the tea party.
Hundreds of e-mails and calls streamed into the district in April from as far away as Chile, some calling for Levin's removal and questioning his fitness to teach. District spokeswoman Maureen Wheeler said at the time that Levin's political views were not part of the investigation.
District officials placed Levin on paid administrative leave in mid-April but returned him to the classroom about two weeks later after determining he was not a threat to students, said Sue Robertson, chief human resources officer.
But the investigation continued and concluded the week before school let out for the summer with a recommendation to dismiss Levin, Robertson said. He was placed on paid administrative leave for the final week of classes.
The school board planned to consider his dismissal on Wednesday when they received word that he had resigned. Levin, who has a master's degree in instructional technology education, had just finished his third year with the district.
It's not over for Levin yet. The Teacher Standards and Practices Commission, which oversees teacher licensing, is continuing its investigation into possible neglect of duty, said Melody Hanson, director of professional practices.
Despite his resignation, the agency can revoke or suspend his license, issue a public reprimand or keep him from reapplying for a license in the future.
See ya, buddy!
“Free speech” to a liberal means shouting the person down.
Vast right-wing conspiracy.
Or Bush’s fault.
*Beaverton middle school teacher Jason Levin, who founded the now notorious “Crash the Tea Party” website, is no longer a teacher. *
He deserves to be homeless and yelling, “Hey red car guy!
Where’d ya get the red car!”
These aren't the same type of guys that used to run the projectors are they? OMG.
He’ll get a slot on CNN.
Schadenfrude, sweet schadenfrude.....
Beaverton middle school teacher Jason Levin izadick.
Leave it to Beaverton to do the right thing and terminate the creep. Yeah he prempted them, but he is gone nevertheless.
In other words Dad clobbered him.
This is the guy I found on a Whois search. He will have to answer for what he did.
Child porn on his computer?
Probably wanted a smaller class, anyway.
*If your opponents aren’t racists and therefore you have to infiltrate and pretend to be a racist to make them look bad you’re a sick individual...and a racist yourself. *
Shows what people with no morals do.
Conservatives don’t have to infiltrate Left-wing protests. They make fools of themselves and look bad without any help!
He’ll be some big guy’s b*tch in prison eventually.
40 years from now people will laugh at this specific time in the history and culture of the internet - the assumed anonymity while, in reality, exposing who you are to the entire world.
Heck, I have a web site for my band, but NOBODY here knows where it is. If you know, the world knows. And if they connect Robroy with that band site, they will know where I live and who I am.
I’m trying to get my dream job right now. You aughta see my facebook page. It is bland beyond your wildest imagination.
Now, if someone REALLY wants to know who I am, naturally they’ll find out. But that has always been true.
Even she thinks so.
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