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High School Teacher Says He Was Banned From Obama Speech Because He’s a Conservative

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High School Teacher Says He Was Banned From Obama Speech Because He’s a Conservative

A Miami high school teacher says he was “banned” from attending a speech by President Barack Obama last week because of his openly conservative views.

HIgh school teacher Randall Scott says he was barred from attending President Barack Obama's speech because of his political views. (Image source: WPLG-TV)

HIgh school teacher Randall Scott says he was barred from attending President Barack Obama’s speech because of his political views. (Image source: WPLG-TV)

Randall Scott teaches advanced placement social studies at Coral Reef Senior High School, but when Obama paid a visit to the school last Friday, Scott said the school’s administrators didn’t let him attend.

Scott told Miami’s WPLG-TV he believes open political discussion in the classroom is good for learning.

“I believe if I share my views with students and they share their views with me then it’s a learning process for both of us,” he said.

Scott, a retired Air Force master sergeant, frequently takes to social media to criticize the Obama administration. Two students have reportedly asked to leave Scott’s class because of his political comments.

A Miami-Dade County Public Schools said in a statement to WPLG that not all of the school’s staff and students were able to attend Obama’s speech due to size constraints, but that the matter is being reviewed.

“Because of the sensitivity surrounding the allegations regarding remarks that were made—remarks that were reviewed by Miami-Dade schools police and the U.S. Secret Service—the matter is currently under review,” spokesman John Schuster said. “The size and setup of the event venue did not permit all of the school’s staff and students to attend, and local administrators were required to decide who would attend to represent the school.”

Scott said he wants “

VIDEO HERE: http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/03/13/high-school-teacher-says-he-was-banned-from-obama-speech-because-hes-a-conservative/

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SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Mar. 13, 2014 at 5:07 PM
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Happens all the time in Obama's America.

Because O is a chicken.

PamR
by Platinum Member on Mar. 13, 2014 at 9:30 PM
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Or perhaps the administration was afraid the guy was going to cause an issue by behaving less than respectfully toward the president. I doubt the president knows of this persons existence. Sounds like a school decision. 

I do agree with this teacher that having political discussions in an appropriate class is a good thing for students, and the teacher should be able to express his personal opinions. I wonder why the OP and other conservatives on CM have such an issue with that when it's a liberal teacher expressing his opinions?

mustbeGRACE
by Silver Member on Mar. 13, 2014 at 9:57 PM
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Quoting PamR:

Or perhaps the administration was afraid the guy was going to cause an issue by behaving less than respectfully toward the president. I doubt the president knows of this persons existence. Sounds like a school decision. 

I do agree with this teacher that having political discussions in an appropriate class is a good thing for students, and the teacher should be able to express his personal opinions. I wonder why the OP and other conservatives on CM have such an issue with that when it's a liberal teacher expressing his opinions?

May be sheer numbers.

In college, for every conservative professor, there are 10 who are Libs.

Conservatives can do only so much there.

PamR
by Platinum Member on Mar. 13, 2014 at 10:23 PM
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Quoting mustbeGRACE:


Quoting PamR:

Or perhaps the administration was afraid the guy was going to cause an issue by behaving less than respectfully toward the president. I doubt the president knows of this persons existence. Sounds like a school decision. 

I do agree with this teacher that having political discussions in an appropriate class is a good thing for students, and the teacher should be able to express his personal opinions. I wonder why the OP and other conservatives on CM have such an issue with that when it's a liberal teacher expressing his opinions?

May be sheer numbers.

In college, for every conservative professor, there are 10 who are Libs.

Conservatives can do only so much there.

Ah - what a convenient excuse. Anything to back that up with?

mustbeGRACE
by Silver Member on Mar. 13, 2014 at 10:33 PM


Quoting PamR:


Quoting mustbeGRACE:


Quoting PamR:

Or perhaps the administration was afraid the guy was going to cause an issue by behaving less than respectfully toward the president. I doubt the president knows of this persons existence. Sounds like a school decision. 

I do agree with this teacher that having political discussions in an appropriate class is a good thing for students, and the teacher should be able to express his personal opinions. I wonder why the OP and other conservatives on CM have such an issue with that when it's a liberal teacher expressing his opinions?

May be sheer numbers.

In college, for every conservative professor, there are 10 who are Libs.

Conservatives can do only so much there.

Ah - what a convenient excuse. Anything to back that up with?

Which part are we going to nit-pick?

You are unable to google for yourself because???????..................

When you find I am correct you willllllllllllll..............................

autodidact
by Silver Member on Mar. 13, 2014 at 10:36 PM
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Nice Florida Teacher Who Tweeted ‘Obama Is A Pussy’ Nine Million Times Outraged He Wasn’t Invited To Obama Speech
Read more at http://wonkette.com/543914/nice-florida-teacher-who-tweeted-obama-is-a-pussy-nine-million-times-outraged-he-wasnt-invited-to-obama-speech#TTdBY1fbmpifle3g.99

PamR
by Platinum Member on Mar. 13, 2014 at 10:40 PM
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Quoting mustbeGRACE:


Quoting PamR:


Quoting mustbeGRACE:


Quoting PamR:

Or perhaps the administration was afraid the guy was going to cause an issue by behaving less than respectfully toward the president. I doubt the president knows of this persons existence. Sounds like a school decision. 

I do agree with this teacher that having political discussions in an appropriate class is a good thing for students, and the teacher should be able to express his personal opinions. I wonder why the OP and other conservatives on CM have such an issue with that when it's a liberal teacher expressing his opinions?

May be sheer numbers.

In college, for every conservative professor, there are 10 who are Libs.

Conservatives can do only so much there.

Ah - what a convenient excuse. Anything to back that up with?

Which part are we going to nit-pick?

You are unable to google for yourself because???????..................

When you find I am correct you willllllllllllll..............................

You state something, but can't be bothered to back it up with something?   Seems lazy. 

mustbeGRACE
by Silver Member on Mar. 13, 2014 at 10:41 PM


Quoting autodidact:

Nice Florida Teacher Who Tweeted ‘Obama Is A Pussy’ Nine Million Times Outraged He Wasn’t Invited To Obama Speech
Read more at http://wonkette.com/543914/nice-florida-teacher-who-tweeted-obama-is-a-pussy-nine-million-times-outraged-he-wasnt-invited-to-obama-speech#TTdBY1fbmpifle3g.99

Well. Fire his azz.

Unless he's in the teacher's union. Because then you can't.

Just let him teach your kid. If he's good enough to teach kids, he's good enough to go see Obama.

PamR
by Platinum Member on Mar. 13, 2014 at 10:41 PM
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Quoting autodidact:

Nice Florida Teacher Who Tweeted ‘Obama Is A Pussy’ Nine Million Times Outraged He Wasn’t Invited To Obama Speech
Read more at http://wonkette.com/543914/nice-florida-teacher-who-tweeted-obama-is-a-pussy-nine-million-times-outraged-he-wasnt-invited-to-obama-speech#TTdBY1fbmpifle3g.99

Gee. I can see why he was so outraged. Not. 

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Mar. 13, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Yeah. Sounds like a guy who disrespects the peasants.

Quoting PamR:

Or perhaps the administration was afraid the guy was going to cause an issue by behaving less than respectfully toward the president. I doubt the president knows of this persons existence. Sounds like a school decision. 

I do agree with this teacher that having political discussions in an appropriate class is a good thing for students, and the teacher should be able to express his personal opinions. I wonder why the OP and other conservatives on CM have such an issue with that when it's a liberal teacher expressing his opinions?


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