Video: Teacher instills a little bit of Hope and a whole lot of Change

posted at 3:17 pm on November 6, 2008 by Allahpundit

All that, plus a lesson on the war’s senselessness aimed squarely at a kid whose dad’s in the service.

I’d call it a mid-day palate cleanser, but somehow I don’t feel cleansed. Click the image to watch.

Update: Tundra Tabloids had the story on Tuesday.


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upinak on November 6, 2008 at 4:06 PM

Not only talks the talk, but walks the walk.

Good on you!!!

PappaMac on November 6, 2008 at 4:08 PM

Aye-aye!!

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on November 6, 2008 at 4:11 PM

upinak on November 6, 2008 at 4:06 PM

Wow, my respect for you just keeps growing. Great woman.

carbon_footprint on November 6, 2008 at 4:11 PM

Am I the only one wondering how many of the kids in this pathetic school know how to read/do basic math?

I’m just sayin…

Chad on November 6, 2008 at 4:13 PM

I understand that is pop culture slang

“babyfadda” etc is urban negro culture slang, as far as I know….no doubt also used by others that seem oddly fixated with affecting such cultural attachment.

LimeyGeek on November 6, 2008 at 4:13 PM

johnsteele on November 6, 2008 at 4:00 PM
SassyDarlin on November 6, 2008 at 4:11 PM

I want to teach music. That’s what I’m in school for, teaching High School band. It was my absolute favorite part of my own High School years, I had a great connection to my own instructors and their colleagues, and after going in and out of college for three years (the bills are coming due to prove it, thanks Frank, thanks Dodd) I decided that’s what I wanted to do.

The more I see things like this, the more I begin to question my choice.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on November 6, 2008 at 4:13 PM

That video is one of the most disgusting things I’ve ever seen. That teacher should be horse-whipped.

califcon on November 6, 2008 at 4:14 PM

Thanks for that video. Things like that always make me thank God that I’m homeschooling my four children. We’re in our twelfth year, and my children have never had to attend school. It hasn’t been easy for me the past seven years, and it sure takes a lot of my time, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I feel sorry for the children who have to endure the indoctrination every day in school. Too many parents think that things like that happen in other people’s schools but not their own local government school.

alegnab on November 6, 2008 at 4:14 PM

upinak – you are one of a bunch of truly good people that opine here.

God bless you for have the courage to do what you did.

kingsjester on November 6, 2008 at 4:14 PM

Chad on November 6, 2008 at 4:13 PM

If their english skills are as abysmal as their teacher’s, they will be crippled far beyond mathematical literacy.

LimeyGeek on November 6, 2008 at 4:14 PM

unseen on November 6, 2008 at 4:10 PM

It’s brutal. The Market isn’t a big fan of hope and change, it seems.

phronesis on November 6, 2008 at 4:15 PM

Yet another reason to homeschool your child…

newton on November 6, 2008 at 4:15 PM

upinak on November 6, 2008 at 4:06 PM

As an adoptive parent, I thank you. If I had your address, I’d send you 14 Mother’s Day cards.

AubieJon on November 6, 2008 at 4:16 PM

Speaking of English skills, pardon the last post
have=having.
Whoopsie.

kingsjester on November 6, 2008 at 4:16 PM

Wow – I’ll take one day of frustration homeschooling my kids than have them deal with a kook like that….

VoxRobotica on November 6, 2008 at 4:16 PM

I won’t, though, unless crap like this happens at her school.

Anna on November 6, 2008 at 3:47 PM

You’ll have to keep on top of her teachers as much as possible. I’m sure your daughter talks to you, but kids don’t always know when a teacher is being mean or just honest.

Esthier on November 6, 2008 at 4:17 PM

And we wonder why public schools in some parts of the US suck so incredibly badly.

pussum207 on November 6, 2008 at 4:18 PM

she needs to go to hell, not stop by go, not collect $200, but go straight to hell for poisoning the minds of these children

gatorboy on November 6, 2008 at 4:19 PM

upinak,
don’t know what to so I’ll smile and wipe the tears of of my cheeks.

thomasaur on November 6, 2008 at 4:19 PM

The more I see things like this, the more I begin to question my choice.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on November 6, 2008 at 4:13 PM

Grue, we need more good teachers going into education for the right reasons or the inmates will take over the asylum. It’s not an easy environment to be in at times. It’s frustrating and tiring to fight the battles against some of the changes you’ll see that are not helping, but instead doing harm to our children.

At the same time, if it truly IS your niche and you’re there for the right reasons (which sounds like you will be), you will make a difference in some young lives. Not all the time, but there are moments that make it all worthwhile.

SassyDarlin on November 6, 2008 at 4:21 PM

Grue in the Attic on November 6, 2008 at 4:13 PM

Dude! I played drums and tuba in the band. Cool.

AubieJon on November 6, 2008 at 4:24 PM

At the same time, if it truly IS your niche and you’re there for the right reasons (which sounds like you will be), you will make a difference in some young lives. Not all the time, but there are moments that make it all worthwhile.

SassyDarlin on November 6, 2008 at 4:21 PM

I love music, it’s always been my thing. That and writing. Perhaps not ironically, band and English were the only courses I got consistent straight As and Bs throughout HS, while in Algebra/Trig/Calc, History/Gov/Eco, and Chem/Bio I was struggling with Bs and Cs. Even now I’m heavily into it, I’ve even tried writing music of my own.

Not giving up yet, far from it. But there are moments, as I said, where I seriously boggle the mind and have to wonder, “Do I really understand what I’m getting myself into?” It always passes, but it’s one of those questions that lingers in the back of your mind and bubbles up at the most inopportune moments.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on November 6, 2008 at 4:24 PM

It’s brutal. The Market isn’t a big fan of hope and change, it seems.

phronesis on November 6, 2008 at 4:15 PM
yeah I know….I hate to be the speaker of truth to the masses but everyone else seems to be living in the land of unicorns where your cars are powered by fairy farts.

Let me repeat this point:

socialism and capitalism are two different economic theories. They are not compatible. the stock market is an instrument of the cpaitalistic system. We for better or worse just elected a socialist government. All branches of that government. President, House and Senate and know controlled by socialists. The stock market will not behave well in that environment.

the last time we elected a socialist government the DOW went thru a bear market from 1932-1942. a 90% selloff

unseen on November 6, 2008 at 4:26 PM

Dude! I played drums and tuba in the band. Cool.

AubieJon on November 6, 2008 at 4:24 PM

Trombone and baritone here. And a novice on the piano, now.

Band geeks unite! :D

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on November 6, 2008 at 4:26 PM

I hope her daddy comes home and whoops Diantha’s a$$!

Mr_Magoo on November 6, 2008 at 4:28 PM

We are alerting our
sister station WTVD about this video.

We appreciate the interest.
WLOS-TV

Bullhead on November 6, 2008 at 4:28 PM

Holy cow, nice! Word is getting out?

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on November 6, 2008 at 4:29 PM

Poor kid

ronsfi on November 6, 2008 at 4:30 PM

channeling Richard Pryor;
Diantha? what kinda name is that for a _____?

thomasaur on November 6, 2008 at 4:30 PM

fricken a hole teachers at my nieces GRADE school put them through incontinent truth.

fat asses probably smoked cigs and ate doughnuts while enjoying their break from teaching.

Just sit the kids in front of Barny.

Sonosam on November 6, 2008 at 4:31 PM

JP, I love the way you think. This is where the conservative movement falls down, we bitch to eachother about things, but there is no cohesive grassroots movement to take back our school & make the media accountable. Conservative residents of NC should be all over this, contacting Shuler, the media & the school board. Lather, rinse, repeat. This grassroots rebuilding of the party needs to take place immediately so we are ready by 2010.

Security Mom on November 6, 2008 at 4:02 PM

ha, Thanks.

agree, we need to think like a Team and we need a Coach. Strategic thinking never hurts

jp on November 6, 2008 at 4:31 PM

…Department of Education.

Dr.Cwac.Cwac on November 6, 2008 at 3:57 PM

The more I say it the creepier it sounds.

ronsfi on November 6, 2008 at 4:32 PM

This is not “could be” child abuse…this is mental CHILD ABUSE!!!! I taught for thirty one years in the public schools and I never saw or even heard of anything as egregious as this. If I were this child’s parents I would be making that teacher rue the day that she ever chose teaching as a profession. She is by far the most incompetent, uncaring, sorry excuse for a teacher I have ever seen. The only job she is qualified for is cleaning the restrooms and that would be a stretch.

sdd on November 6, 2008 at 4:32 PM

To Grue and all the other teachers and wanna-be teachers:

Take it from one who knows: if you want to teach, then teach. It’s a calling. No good teacher does it for the money, only for the love of the kids. I left the classroom ten years ago to stay home with my kids. The classroom called me back just this August. Age and experience have made me a better teacher.

To everyone else: teachers like those in the video are not the norm – especially in the lower grades (I teach Pre K special ed in a public school). I teach with many fine women who would be horrified by this video.

pullingmyhairout on November 6, 2008 at 4:32 PM

Asheville? Don’t even try.

It’s a liberal stronghold in NC.

We have a lot of wingnuts in Asheville city, no doubt. But the rest of the county is red. (see Palin rally where she sings along to redneck woman)

Chubbs65 on November 6, 2008 at 4:33 PM

shell get educator of the year,

and if she munches carpet shell be voted onto the board….

Sonosam on November 6, 2008 at 4:33 PM

JP, I love the way you think. This is where the conservative movement falls down, we bitch to eachother about things, but there is no cohesive grassroots movement to take back our school & make the media accountable. Conservative residents of NC should be all over this, contacting Shuler, the media & the school board. Lather, rinse, repeat. This grassroots rebuilding of the party needs to take place immediately so we are ready by 2010.

Security Mom on November 6, 2008 at 4:02 PM

thanks, we definetly need more strategic thinking and orginization. Play as a team and we need a coach

jp on November 6, 2008 at 4:33 PM

She definitely needs to be fired.

I’m glad we’re homeschooling our kids. At least they get to learn the truth…not liberal propaganda. No indoctrination of our children, thank you very much.

Daddypundit on November 6, 2008 at 4:33 PM

I don’t mean to be rude but how are our kids suppose to be well educated when you have a teacher that just barely speaks proper English

Chicostein on November 6, 2008 at 3:36 PM

It’s not rude, it’s a very valid question! But I guess you haven’t heard, once Obama takes the oath English will be replaced with E-bonics, so start studying now!

Liberty or Death on November 6, 2008 at 4:33 PM

site is acting up

jp on November 6, 2008 at 4:34 PM

That was totally uncalled for what that turd of a teacher did. Diantha Harris is a racist picking on a white child and saying what she did about her dad spending 100 years in Iraq. Being a military sister and helping to raise my brothers boys for almost 3 years while he served his time overseas makes my blood boil, as if it isn’t boiling enough from this damn stolen election.

I called the Board of Ed in Fayetteville NC where she teaches, I was informed by the Board of Ed in Ashville that she is in Fayetteville and was even encouraged to make a complaint, not that I needed any. THey didn’t even kn ow what was going on (or so they say) The number is 910 678 2300, ask for Human Resources and they will forward you to her supervisors. Make this heard no child white or black should be harrassed by any teacher. No one will harrass my child (that is my job *grin*) If any of my daughters teachers did that to her they would be a permanent part of the pavement.

Reverse discrimination is alive and well, and I will no longer sit back and watch such injustices.

Robyn S on November 6, 2008 at 4:34 PM

To Grue and all the other teachers and wanna-be teachers:

Take it from one who knows: if you want to teach, then teach. It’s a calling. No good teacher does it for the money, only for the love of the kids. I left the classroom ten years ago to stay home with my kids. The classroom called me back just this August. Age and experience have made me a better teacher.

You and yours have my salutations, sir/ma’am.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on November 6, 2008 at 4:34 PM

We have a lot of wingnuts in Asheville city, no doubt. But the rest of the county is red. (see Palin rally where she sings along to redneck woman)

Chubbs65 on November 6, 2008 at 4:33 PM

Some with chathem country. east chathem got taken over by the chapel hill nutroots but western chatham is redstate. But there are not enough to turn the country red.

unseen on November 6, 2008 at 4:35 PM

My mother was 11 when Hitler marched into her homeland, Austria. She tells me stories of going to school under the tyranny of a Nazi teacher.

It was like this.

kurtzz3 on November 6, 2008 at 4:36 PM

Unflippin believable and someone thinks she deserves a pay raise? Screw her.

mindhacker on November 6, 2008 at 4:36 PM

Here is the city council with email addresses as well:

http://www.ashevillenc.gov/government/mayor_city_council/city_council/default.aspx?id=1354

dish on November 6, 2008 at 4:36 PM

That’s what irrates me about people =they sit and moan and groan about things but never take action like getting things out to press or TV. I took on our city for taking our nativity away. Got ballot iniative and had had people vote on it. To many Democrats and Jewish people here so we lost. Will try agian.

Bullhead on November 6, 2008 at 4:36 PM

Can you upload this to youtube? Belched is blocked here for “tasteless”

go figure..

Darth Odie on November 6, 2008 at 4:37 PM

if this is bad

where does an educator being allowed to aid a minor in procuring an abortion?

These scumbag fuck indoctrinators deserve to be picked at by buzzards.

Sonosam on November 6, 2008 at 4:37 PM

where does an educator aiding a minor in procuring an abortion stand with you?

Sonosam on November 6, 2008 at 4:38 PM

Un-bucking felievable

abinitioadinfinitum on November 6, 2008 at 4:42 PM

well, call and fuss to Schuler anyway.

Fayetteville is near Fort Bragg so not suprising the girl was from military family.

jp on November 6, 2008 at 4:42 PM

PLOT TO KIDNAP OBAMA!!!

romanianhacker on November 6, 2008 at 4:44 PM

This woman is a RACIST , and she doesn’t even care if she unleashs her hate and scorn on little kids. She is not hating on white kids, she is teaching black kids who and how to hate.

This is a preview of what will happen to our kids when the Ayers-Dohrn public shcooling policies are implemented.
Remember those alpha-omega marching kids? That will be the new and only phys-ed kids will be allowed.

macncheez on November 6, 2008 at 4:44 PM

I want to teach. That’s what I’m in school for.
The more I see things like this, the more I begin to question my choice.

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on November 6, 2008 at 4:13 PM

I taught elementary for a year and now I’m close to finishing up my master’s in secondary ed. Sometimes I question it, too, but I’d rather stay and give conservative teachers a fighting chance.

mountaineer for liberty on November 6, 2008 at 4:44 PM

Sometimes, you just gotta walk out of class. I feel for that poor girl, she doesn’t need to be reminded that she might not see her dad for a long time.

How freakin’ insensitive just to make a political statement. And at children. Disgusting.

baxtrice on November 6, 2008 at 4:44 PM

This teacher needs to be famous. Stat.

Geronimo on November 6, 2008 at 4:45 PM

Warning: I don’t want any personal information on this woman posted here. Unfortunately, some blog readers simply can’t help harassing people when stuff like that gets posted. If I see it, I’ll delete and the offender will be banned.

Everyone straight?

Allahpundit on November 6, 2008 at 4:46 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYEnDepMKwE

portlandon on November 6, 2008 at 4:46 PM

Straight as an arrow Allah.

Geronimo on November 6, 2008 at 4:50 PM

Everyone straight?

Sigh. “Yes sir.”
/shuffles foot in the dirt.

Matticus Finch on November 6, 2008 at 4:50 PM

This is a link to the youtube video. Understand its a report done in Finland so will start out there

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDEAYgm0Dv8

William Amos on November 6, 2008 at 4:50 PM

No personal information, gotcha.

But tax liens, alimony payments, and the like are fair game, right?

Darksean on November 6, 2008 at 4:53 PM

This is not unusual that teachers do this. I am in MA and for the most part teachers will try to walk a very fine line. I always ask my kids if teachers make off comments. My teen got alot of teachers opinions this election so I used it to educate him with the other side of the story.

DJ from MA on November 6, 2008 at 4:55 PM

You are listening to the next Sekritary of Ejucation under The One in this video.

JeffinOrlando on November 6, 2008 at 4:57 PM

How appropriate is it for a teacher to say, Oh, Jesus! as an epithet?

How old is this? I want to know what happens to this creep.

Blake on November 6, 2008 at 4:57 PM

Warning: I don’t want any personal information on this woman posted here. Unfortunately, some blog readers simply can’t help harassing people when stuff like that gets posted. If I see it, I’ll delete and the offender will be banned.

Everyone straight?

Allahpundit on November 6, 2008 at 4:46 PM

“In battling our enemy, we must take due precaution to not become that which we fight.”

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on November 6, 2008 at 4:58 PM

“Raise yo hains!”

I don’t be browbeatin’ no one!

God this makes me sick.

drjohn on November 6, 2008 at 5:00 PM

On the plus side, if that little girl learns early that not every adult is a shining example of clarity, tolerance, and the Socratic method, she’s years ahead of the mouth-breathers when she gets to her freshman year of college.

*Everything* is a lesson.

DarthBrooks on November 6, 2008 at 5:01 PM

Realize that a camera changes people behavior. As bad as this is, I’ll bet subconsciously she did dial down her rhetoric. I wonder what she says when there are no cameras.
Also, notice the audacity of the way she lies and says she allows others their choices. She was just caught on tape doing the exact opposite. She isn’t smart enough to be that skilled a liar. In her mind, she is tolerant.
Proof liberalism is a mental disease.

redshirt on November 6, 2008 at 5:01 PM

AYE, I understand

Robyn S on November 6, 2008 at 5:02 PM

Everyone straight?

Allahpundit on November 6, 2008 at 4:46 PM

Well, define “straight”…;-)

But yes, the best we can hope for is that legal and moral turpitude sets this right.

JetBoy on November 6, 2008 at 5:06 PM

I hope that little girl’s parents see this. I’d be furious and on fire if that were my kid.

Urban Infidel on November 6, 2008 at 5:06 PM

With how inexpensive it is, a camera and mic in every school room…
Years ago I knew a company owner who placed “dummy” cameras over the weekend around the plant…but let it “slip” that he was secretly doing it.
Production went up about 25%…
*
Old broken cameras…$50
Installing cameras…6 hours
Stoolie “spilling the beans” secretly…$0
Increase in production….25%
Laughing our *sses off….priceless

right2bright on November 6, 2008 at 5:09 PM

“Raise yo hains!”

I don’t be browbeatin’ no one!

God this makes me sick.

drjohn on November 6, 2008 at 5:00 PM

It would help if the teachers spoke proper English…just a suggestion.

right2bright on November 6, 2008 at 5:10 PM

Everyone straight?

Allahpundit on November 6, 2008 at 4:46 PM

You have one life. Let it be gay.
Shouldn’t one do as one’s told to?
No! Let the moment enfold you.
Grab up your one golden chance.
Darlings, life is such romance.
Give the world a sweeping glace
Let it set your soul a dancing
Night and day!
VIVEZ!

Tav on November 6, 2008 at 5:12 PM

Homeschool FTW.

TexasDan on November 6, 2008 at 5:16 PM

Here’s a bit of past personal history.. My fav. teacher growing up was my 5th grade history teacher. This was in 1992, and she was a big time Clinton supporter (wore a button to school). However, she was also not judgemental about people who didn’t support Clinton (most of the school – Catholic school, very anti-abortion) and didn’t indoctrinate anyone in the class. This lady seems really incapable of taking this approach. Berating children for expressing their opinion is just despicable beyond belief.

Illinidiva on November 6, 2008 at 5:18 PM

Proof liberalism is a mental disease.

redshirt on November 6, 2008 at 5:01 PM

And that’s how it happened, folks. :)

*eats*

Grue in the Attic on November 6, 2008 at 5:22 PM

I’m sorry, are posts disappearing? I didn’t post any personal information, but I can’t find posts I read a minute ago…

dish on November 6, 2008 at 5:24 PM

I am ashamed to be from the same state as this teacher. I sent a link to Rush and Neal Boortz. Hope they can get the word out. I can just imagine how I or my husband would react if our child came home and told me this happened in his class! Sadly, Asheville is a bastion of liberalism, so this is just normal student indoctrination going on.

ConservativeMom on November 6, 2008 at 5:25 PM

You know you’re a political debating champ when you argue with 4th graders. I bet she wouldn’t be so sure of herself if she were debating that girls father who is serving in the military.

Scrappy on November 6, 2008 at 5:26 PM

Well there’s the model for the up coming re-education camps. Those children must feel great having such a kind, caring, and manipulative physco teaching them…

Hog Wild on November 6, 2008 at 5:29 PM

And on another note…. Aren’t Dems the ones who scream bloody murder when a pastor says anything political in church to other adults as a reason for the church to lose it’s tax exempt status? Why then is it OK for a publicly funded school to have adult teachers espousing political views to young children?

Scrappy on November 6, 2008 at 5:30 PM

Diantha Harris, Ashville NC

Interesting, I would have bet the farm she was a card carrying member of the Uber-Democratic Political Action Committee.. I mean union known as the NJEA.

UncleOlaf on November 6, 2008 at 5:32 PM

What a pig.

Jaibones on November 6, 2008 at 5:34 PM

What a horrid, horrid teacher! That sort of behavior should result in immediate dismissal and an injunction to never teach again.

Definitely a product of some of today’s Colleges of Education. Talk about a liberal slant! :P

Before my son came along, I was a high school physics teacher. First six years in a Catholic high school (I’m a Whiskeypailian…er Episcopalian) followed by one year in the International Baccalaureate program in an urban public school (School Boards put IB programs in the worst schools to artificially boost scores). It was a shock going from a well-run private school to an urban public school setting, even though my own students were ‘good kids’ for the most part. My eyes were definitely opened to the political games that were played within the public school system.

But I avoided a good bit of the liberal brainwashing given to most up and coming teachers because I had my physics degree FIRST and only decided on teaching while a grad student. So I only had to pick up a few required Edumacation courses as a grad student.

Now my son is in his last year of middle school and I’ve been thinking it’s time to return to teaching, but daaang, I’m not so sure I could survive today’s public school system. :P
My deepest appreciation for those who are willing to brave the battlefront in order to give children a fighting chance in escaping the brainwashing.

Kirin on November 6, 2008 at 5:41 PM

I wrote to Rep. Shuler and included the link to the video. I doubt that it wll do any good but I let him know it shames western NC to have this representing our education. The representatives in the so called “peoples house” do not like hearing from mere citizens and the contact system for the House is a maze to get through. They also block contacts with zip codes not in their district.

Pat in NC on November 6, 2008 at 5:43 PM

I don’t have time to police this thread anymore, and I think we’re all on the same page re: teacher of the year, so comments are closed.

Allahpundit on November 6, 2008 at 5:46 PM