Wednesday, October 03, 2012

"This Is A Democratic School"

Wow.  Just wow.
A Philadelphia high school teacher is under investigation after she reportedly ordered a student to take off a t-shirt supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and compared the shirt to a Ku Klux Klan sheet.

The incident occurred at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond. When the student refused the order, she tried to throw the girl out of class.

The teacher reportedly told the 16-year-old student that the high school was a “Democratic school” and then threatened to use a marker to cross out Romney’s name...

(District spokesman) Gallard said the student was well within her rights to wear the t-shirt and was not in violation of any school dress codes.

In the meantime, the teacher was switched out of the class “to allow the student to feel comfortable to come to the class.”

Gallard said the student was within her rights.

“She was expressing her freedom of speech, and was not in violation of any school or district policy,” he told the newspaper.


Bill Beeman said...

And I'd bet that there will be no meaningful discipline for the sorry union time-server.

Move her to another class? Nuts. It just means that another set of students are subjected to this kind of idiocy.

Ellen K said...

It's nice to know that there are still people who support free speech rights. It's really frightening how many liberals don't see anything wrong with politically motivated censorship.