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Philly teacher: student's Romney T-shirt like wearing a KKK sheet

Posted by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 4:54 PM
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http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/school_files/Philly-teacher-.html

Last Friday was dress-down day at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond - a day for students to leave their uniforms at home and wear whatever they liked.

One young woman chose to wear a shirt showing her support for Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential candidacy. Her geometry teacher didn't like it, the girl's father said on a radio call-in show on IQ 106.9 FM today.

The teacher allegedly told the girl to take off the shirt, saying it was like wearing a Ku Klux Klan sheet. The teacher allegedly threatened to use a marker to cross out Romney's name and that of Rep. Paul Ryan, his running mate. The teacher also allegedly tried to throw the student out of class.

The teacher also allegedly said that Carroll was "a Democratic school."

Her parents were livid. The student was afraid to go back to the class. She thought she would be retaliated against.

Philadelphia School District spokesman Fernando Gallard confirmed that last Friday at Carroll, "a teacher made some comments to a student wearing a Romney t-shirt in their classroom. The comments were of a political nature, and also of a personal nature. We are looking into the comments, and the conduct of the teacher."

Once the school received a complaint, an investigation was launched the same day, Gallard said. The investigation is ongoing.

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 said.

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imamomzilla
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:03 PM
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 Let me guess....the teacher is black?

romalove
by SenseandSensibility on Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:07 PM

 People are nuts.

Ednarooni160
by Eds on Oct. 4, 2012 at 5:57 PM
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Hmmm..that's just plain NUTS..(imo)..

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Oct. 4, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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Teacher Tells Student To Take Off Mitt Romney Shirt, Comparing It To KKK Shirt [VIDEO]

 
Posted: October 4, 2012

http://www.inquisitr.com/353029/teacher-tells-student-to-take-off-mitt-romney-shirt-comparing-it-to-kkk-shirt-video/

tooptimistic
by Bronze Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 6:18 PM
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It is amazing that the teacher was still in the classroom when the student returned, that the school didn't do something.  Why would a teacher bully a student like that?  Would anything have been said if she were waring an Obama shirt?  What does politics have to do with geometry?

The teacher should be fired.  Yet another reason I am anti teachers union. 

blondekosmic15
by Blonde on Oct. 4, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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 quote>

The teacher also allegedly said that Carroll was "a Democratic school."

Wasn't aware the Democrat Party owned American schools!  <sarcasm here>

tooptimistic
by Bronze Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 6:26 PM
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lol.. I think its called the Teachers Union.

Quoting blondekosmic15:

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The teacher also allegedly said that Carroll was "a Democratic school."

Wasn't aware the Democrat Party owned American schools! 


Mommy_of_Riley
by Just Jess on Oct. 4, 2012 at 6:29 PM
Talk about being a bully. :-/

I hope the teacher is reprimanded.
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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 6:47 PM
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I can't believe the teacher and aide tried to write on the girl's shirt with marker!! Police would consider this an assault - Therefore I hope they put this teacher on her a$$ on the asphalt.

broncfan
by Silver Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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I hope the teacher is fired, a person like this will not learn from a reprimand.


Quoting Mommy_of_Riley:

Talk about being a bully. :-/



I hope the teacher is reprimanded.

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