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

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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.

by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 4:54 PM
Replies (21-26):
imamomzilla
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 11:03 PM

 If a student bullied another in this fashion, they'd be expelled.

THIS is what's wrong with the educational system.

tooptimistic
by Bronze Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 11:05 PM
1 mom liked this

From their website..


 

Charles Carroll High School 9-12

header.jpg

Principal
Joyce A. Hoog

2700 E. Auburn St.
Philadelphia PA 19134
Phone: 215.291.4707

 

 

Who We Are

Who We Are

Administrators & Staff

Administrators

  • Principal:
    • Ms. Joyce A. Hoog
  • Assistant Principal:
    • Mr. Steven Miller

School Growth Teacher

  • Judith Gerben Lundy

 

Roster Office

  • Ms. Michelina Serianni

Nurse

  • Marilyn Goeins

Office Staff

  • Ms. Deloatch

Counselor

  • Ms. Michelina Serianni

Facilities

  • Mr. Wayne Diggs
  • Ms. Linda Stieber
  • Ms. Fran Carney

Food Service

  • Ms. Marcia Few
  • Mr. Randy Williams

Instructional Staff

  • Mr. Lee
    • Mathematics
  • Mr. Ould-Babaali
    • Mathematics
  • Mr. McCarthy
    • English
  • Ms. Taylor-Garvey
    • English
  • Mr. Snyder

    • Social Studies
  • Mr. Todd
    • Social Studies
  • Mr. Donnelly
    • Science
  • Mr. Kline
    • Science
  • Mr. Collier
    • Special Education
  • Ms. Brickhouse
    • Special Education
  • Mr. Feleccia
    • Computer Science
  • Mr. Caldwell
    • Physical Education

The only two math teachers are male.. but all the articles the teacher is referred to as she..

 

Quoting imamomzilla:

 A MALE teacher threatened to use a marker on this young lady!?

Heads would roll.......

angry

Quoting tooptimistic:

 

Quoting imamomzilla:

 Why doesn't the article out the fascist?

Why doesn't the article name the teacher?

If you look at the schools website the only math teacher is a male, so I don't know.

 

 

tooptimistic
by Bronze Member on Oct. 4, 2012 at 11:09 PM
1 mom liked this

I agree!!


 

Quoting imamomzilla:

 If a student bullied another in this fashion, they'd be expelled.

THIS is what's wrong with the educational system.


godotherightthi
by on Oct. 4, 2012 at 11:36 PM

 Did you guys just feel that?!  I think the earth just tipped off it's axis :)

Quoting tooptimistic:

I agree!!


 

Quoting imamomzilla:

 If a student bullied another in this fashion, they'd be expelled.

THIS is what's wrong with the educational system.

 

 

DSamuels
by Gold Member on Oct. 5, 2012 at 12:25 AM

I just reread the article twice. The teacher is referred to as "the teacher." The only her/she references I saw were referring to the student. At least that's the way I read it.

Quoting tooptimistic:

From their website..


 

Charles Carroll High School 9-12

header.jpg

Principal
Joyce A. Hoog

2700 E. Auburn St.
Philadelphia PA 19134
Phone: 215.291.4707



Who We Are

Who We Are

Administrators & Staff

Administrators

  • Principal:
    • Ms. Joyce A. Hoog
  • Assistant Principal:
    • Mr. Steven Miller

School Growth Teacher

  • Judith Gerben Lundy


Roster Office

  • Ms. Michelina Serianni

Nurse

  • Marilyn Goeins

Office Staff

  • Ms. Deloatch

Counselor

  • Ms. Michelina Serianni

Facilities

  • Mr. Wayne Diggs
  • Ms. Linda Stieber
  • Ms. Fran Carney

Food Service

  • Ms. Marcia Few
  • Mr. Randy Williams

Instructional Staff

  • Mr. Lee
    • Mathematics
  • Mr. Ould-Babaali
    • Mathematics
  • Mr. McCarthy
    • English
  • Ms. Taylor-Garvey
    • English
  • Mr. Snyder

    • Social Studies
  • Mr. Todd
    • Social Studies
  • Mr. Donnelly
    • Science
  • Mr. Kline
    • Science
  • Mr. Collier
    • Special Education
  • Ms. Brickhouse
    • Special Education
  • Mr. Feleccia
    • Computer Science
  • Mr. Caldwell
    • Physical Education

The only two math teachers are male.. but all the articles the teacher is referred to as she..


Quoting imamomzilla:

 A MALE teacher threatened to use a marker on this young lady!?

Heads would roll.......

angry

Quoting tooptimistic:


Quoting imamomzilla:

 Why doesn't the article out the fascist?

Why doesn't the article name the teacher?

If you look at the schools website the only math teacher is a male, so I don't know.

 



jcrew6
by Jenney on Oct. 5, 2012 at 1:00 AM
It was. Female teacher , "The incident went viral after Pawlucy and her parents began publicizing her claim that Lynette Gaymon, her geometry teacher, had publicly humiliated her for her t-shirt."

Now, the student is fearful that other students will go after her.

www.philly.com/philly/news/20121004_Teen_who_wore_Romney_t-shirt_afraid_to_go_to_school.html
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