Superintendent: “Appropriate action” will be taken against teacher who lectured serviceman’s daughter

posted at 4:55 pm on November 7, 2008 by Allahpundit

You know the one I mean. This vid is actually one of the clearest examples I’ve ever seen that we are, well and truly, in the YouTube age: Not only did the superintendent issue a written statement earlier today, he actually cut a clip and put it online in the expectation that all the righty bloggers who linked yesterday’s video would eat this one up and help spread his exercise in damage control for him. And here I am, eating it up. Well played, sir.

Some commenters always get carried away in these threads, so let me remind you again to please not post any personal information about this woman. The school district’s on the case. Chapter closed.


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Now the economy tanks and many people have no alternative but the public school system. It does us no good to bury our heads in the sand.

There are always other alternatives. Always. Home school Anyone?

Noelie on November 7, 2008 at 6:14 PM

not so fast, my friend…Obama’s new ‘change’, per his website says that EVERY school will be required to be accredited–meaning homeschooling is going the way of the dodo, and soon.

GoodSamaritan on November 7, 2008 at 6:26 PM

I’ll probably get pummeled for this, but this story is an example of why I am convinced conservative principles will never survive unless conservatives make a mass exodus out of public schools. Christian families have already begun to do so. Children are not only saturated in leftist nonsense, they are deprived of the ability to reason, understand history, economics or anything that cannot be reduced to a thirty-second image-based emotional manipulation. I notice many here are already doing so. I homeschool my childrenand my second grader (my other is in preschool) is working his way through a time-line of chronologicaly history that includes the world’s great literature. We will spend this year on Medieval times, Renaissance and Reformation. Right now he is learning about Charles Martel and the Battle of Tours and for literature, we just studied Beowulf. We will spend two years on US history studying original documents and that is just history. I’m not bragging, anyone can do it who has a vested interest in their children’s education, but it takes sacrifice. Our income has significantly decreased and our friends and family think we are nuts at best and many seem personally offended by our choice. Whether it is homeschool or another alternative, we need to get our kids out of public schools.

I’m not criticizing public school teachers and administrators, I use to be one, but I know that their hands are often tied, between the chaos in the classroom, the dysfunctional family lives, the political correctness, the IEPs….

Renae on November 7, 2008 at 6:29 PM

this is not a ‘chapter’: this is a battle in a WAR

Janos Hunyadi on November 7, 2008 at 6:30 PM

For those interested may I suggest The Well-Trained Mind curriculum guide to start

Renae on November 7, 2008 at 6:37 PM

Prompt, classy, and concise.

Well done, Superintendent.

ChePibe on November 7, 2008 at 6:37 PM

the liberals prove themselves as the lowest form of life to me by their attitude that it is perfectly appropriate to impress their collective ideals on our youth with absolutely no respect for the ideals of the parent.

Its even more offensive that this fat pie eater is an example of their soldiers.

Of course when you consider the debates by the same that they should be able to help your underage child access an abortion it should be clear to all.

The response is always that some children dont get the education and as a result all are subject.

They are no better than child-molesters and heaven help the teacher or counselor if that ever happens to someone I know.

There is not a whole lot different than many totalitarian regimes that brainwashed and destroyed generations and I find it extremely distressing.

Sonosam on November 7, 2008 at 6:49 PM

Now the economy tanks and many people have no alternative but the public school system. It does us no good to bury our heads in the sand.

There are always other alternatives. Always. Home school Anyone?

Noelie on November 7, 2008 at 6:14 PM

No. Home schooling is usually for religious nuts, and the kids grow up strange and socially mal-adjusted.
Plus, figure in the opportunity cost of yourself not working.
I went to public school in long island, so YMMV.

Xolom on November 7, 2008 at 6:59 PM

I’m continually amazed at how “under a microscope” we really are with the Internet and other technologies flourishing. I think I first started noticing it with Rather-gate. It’s awesome and scary at the same time.

Mr_Magoo on November 7, 2008 at 7:14 PM

No. Home schooling is usually for religious nuts, and the kids grow up strange and socially mal-adjusted.

Xolom on November 7, 2008 at 6:59 PM

Link to the data supporting this statement, please.

Y-not on November 7, 2008 at 7:14 PM

The teacher should just teach the curriculum; same difference.

mylegsareswollen on November 7, 2008 at 7:14 PM

“Appropriate action”

Sounds like a raise and tenure.

drjohn on November 7, 2008 at 7:29 PM

Thats the logic,and the proper viewpoint
that I understand!

Kudo’s for the Superintendent,this Lefty
brainwashing has to stop!

If any teacher can not stick to the agenda,
and teach,then get rid of them!!

I cannot recall any teacher,here in Canada
that went off on a lefty tirade,but then
public school was way back in the late 60’s
early 70’s!

canopfor on November 7, 2008 at 8:16 PM

I agree with Allah that this should be taken care of within the schools system and I am pretty sure we will know how it turns out but the amount of screeching this woman does or doesn’t do. I will mention that Laura played the audio portion on her show this morning and mentioned the woman’s name.

Cindy Munford on November 7, 2008 at 8:26 PM

Thank goodness! This is a surprisingly direct response to the problem as typically you’ll get a similar: “Appropriate action will be taken” but without any clear implication that the behavior will be punished.

Sackett on November 7, 2008 at 8:30 PM

Burn. In. Hell. Witch.

madmonkphotog on November 7, 2008 at 8:45 PM

Sure would like to see more Joe Clarks in our schools

http://www.joeclarkspeaker.com/biography.htm

Texyank on November 7, 2008 at 8:47 PM

No. Home schooling is usually for religious nuts, and the kids grow up strange and socially mal-adjusted.

Xolom on November 7, 2008 at 6:59 PM

I take issue with your statement, Xolom, although you have expressed a common misperception about home schooling. Home school students as a rule are more compassionate toward and accepting of others, and they know how to relate to others in a wide variety of social situations. They do not miss out on socialization unless parents keep them in the closet. They merely miss out on the negative or unrealistic socialization they get in the schools. Think about it — public school kids spend all that time learning how to operate in groups of their age peers, while in the “real world” we are almost never segregated in age groups.

SheofTwoMinds on November 7, 2008 at 8:53 PM

As long as the “appropriate action” does not equate to “Paid Administrative Leave” like the hag in Ohio.

DuctTapeMyBrain on November 7, 2008 at 8:57 PM

No. Home schooling is usually for religious nuts, and the kids grow up strange and socially mal-adjusted.

Xolom on November 7, 2008 at 6:59 PM

I don’t home-school my two teens, but … Wow – your statement. That’s not my experience with the many home-schooled kids I do know. They’re all pretty typical, normal kids.

Did you meet some maladjusted kid who was home-schooled and decided to paint all the rest with that tag?

If you’ve never personally know a home-schooled kid, how did you come to this negative opinion of them?

And who are the “religious nuts” here in the states? Are there lots of them? Why are they “Nuts”?

Just wondering.

Rod on November 7, 2008 at 9:08 PM

SheofTwoMinds on November 7, 2008 at 8:53 PM

Rod on November 7, 2008 at 9:08 PM

Don’t hold your breath. I’m still waiting for him to provide the data to back his claim about home-schooled kids that I asked for earlier.

My recollection (which I just confirmed via Google) is that Xolom’s posts primarily consisted of bashing McCain (he can’t use a computer) and Palin (who will doom the party if she is the 2012 nominee), while speaking highly of Ron Paul… although s/he claimed s/he didn’t vote for Paul.

I really wonder if the residual trolls that we have around here are getting a jump on fulfilling their “volunteer” community service or something.

Y-not on November 7, 2008 at 9:18 PM

Xolom on November 7, 2008 at 6:59 PM

I have two cousins who are siblings who were home schooled. They both are very intelligent and have absolutely no social problems. One works in a lab and Colorado State University, the other, is attending college for auto mechanics. The are responsible citizens as are many home schooled kids. You should really do some research into the subject and you will have your mind changed.

boomer on November 7, 2008 at 9:23 PM

I would like to reiterate that this woman is not from or employed in Asheville, NC. She’s a teacher in Cumberland County far from the western part.
I’m in Asheville, and while we have our loons (including on city council) obviously none of the officials in our part of the state have anything to do with this.

And I hope the teacher gets fired.

SouthernDem on November 7, 2008 at 9:24 PM

I am proud of the school official.

Wouldn’t you love to talk to that little girls parents?

Oink on November 7, 2008 at 9:27 PM

Just heard another one today. A central MA school teacher told her 5th graders that “..McCain was against health care”
which the 5th grader dutifully repeated when the subject came up at home. Nothing was said and the teacher went un-called on for her brain washing–but these incidents do give teachers a bad name.

jeanie on November 7, 2008 at 9:30 PM

I’m inclined to give him a chance at pillorying that vile sack of $hit, firing her, and then making sure she is never in the position to speak to other persons children for the rest of her worthless life.

csdeven on November 7, 2008 at 9:32 PM

Glad to see this is being dealt with…

Renae on November 7, 2008 at 6:29 PM

Outstanding!! That’s a better education than the one I got (and I was pretty lucky myself, back in the day :)

RD on November 7, 2008 at 9:32 PM

Renae on November 7, 2008 at 6:29 PM

Good for you Renae.

Your kids will thank you for it later. Trust me. Mine have.

kids grow up strange and socially mal-adjusted.
olom on November 7, 2008 at 6:59 PM

I raised my kids from the time my daughter was 3 months old. By myself. Without a dime of government assistance. Homeschooling doesn’t have to cost much. Investing in not only your child’s education but his or her values is priceless anyway.

When I realized how much time the schools spent on unnecessary (and often indoctrinary) B.S.,I pulled my kids out of public middle school and with the help of a local homeschool organization was able to shield them from most of the nonsense that passes as an education nowadays. My lessons were given in the evenings and on the weekends. I did hesitantly let my daughter attend the final year at her local high school though. She breezed through it and was able to easily separate the “good stuff” from the indoctrination they would occasionally throw at her.

Both of my kids served in the military after graduation. Both of my kids are model citizens.

My daughter recently returned home and is attending college while working as a pharmacist technician. She’s totally immersed in her friends, her studies and her career.

After his enlistment my son returned and is a manager for a retail services company. I don’t see him all that much. He’s totally independent. He has his own home, his own life and he’s out in the world living it up. He’s also 23, the oldest of the 2.

Mal-adjusted my ass.

Guardian on November 7, 2008 at 9:34 PM

Renae on November 7, 2008 at 6:29 PM

I give you a big hug Renae! I have been squawking about the School system for a while. I worry about my Grand Kids being taught like this. Or being poisoned by the left. But, this is Ca. The School system here (Public) is worse than terrible. Those kids don’t matter. There are only a few great Teachers. Sad but true. Excellent post you wrote.

sheebe on November 7, 2008 at 9:44 PM

Guardian on November 7, 2008 at 9:34 PM
Another great post! You sound very proud. You should be. :)

I hope he has the courage to fire her. Without fearing the Teachers Union. Chicago Style now.

sheebe on November 7, 2008 at 9:48 PM

Missed the part about The Dictator wanting to ban home schooling. People elected him. (Not this one). We should raise hell. That is not right. Tired of Government thinking they can run our lives. Especially The Dictator. He wants to poison our children. When I was young and going to School, the Government was very little involved. What the hell happened here? Tired of Government breathing down my back. This has to stop before it gets out of control.

sheebe on November 7, 2008 at 9:52 PM

Imbecile teacher quoted from Michelle’s transcript: “Ok, now I wanna axe you somethin.”

I won’t believe a word in this video until that illiterate fool is axed to leave.

Feedie on November 7, 2008 at 10:04 PM

A local TV station did a story on this woman tonight:

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=6494652

Be sure to read one of the comments below the story, about how kids were coerced into participating in a mock election last week. Maybe Dr. Harrison’s got something else to invsetigate?

Lurking Vet on November 7, 2008 at 10:22 PM

And another thing: 2 of my kids had a VERY liberal history/government teacher in a high school in this same district. I happened to be at the school one day before the 2004 election, and this teacher had bumper stickers for all the Democrat candidates, local and national, on his door.

When I got home I called the principal to complain. I was very nice, and merely suggested that the teacher either put up bumper stickers for both parties’ candidates or take down the ones he had up there. Balance, y’know.

Of course the principal agreed with me, “Oh, of course, Mrs. X, you’ve got a valid point there, Mrs. X, I’ll talk to the teacher, Mrs. X.” Well, I go back to the school a week later, and the bumper stickers are still on the teacher’s door!

This time, when I talked to the principal, I mentioned that I might have to call the superintendant (Dr. Harrison!) with my concern. “Oh, no, Mrs. X, I’ll see to it right away.” Next time I went to the school, the stickers were gone.

My kid complained that I’d embarrassed him in front of his favorite teacher (evidently the principal, a real doofus, told the teacher who’d complained). I merely replied that the teacher needed to learn that there’s a time and a place for political opinion, and public school isn’t that place.

Funny thing is, the kids look this guy up when they come home from college, and he and I got to be friendly. He’s proof that while liberals are brain-dead, they’re not all jerks. You just have to nip any incipient jerkiness in the bud. :-)

Lurking Vet on November 7, 2008 at 10:35 PM

Dr. Harrison’s been the superintendent here since before I was in Kindergarden. lol
I live in Fayetteville. I wish I could say I was privy to something but I’ve never even heard of the school where this happened.

Ortzinator on November 7, 2008 at 10:36 PM

I work in the Cumberland County school district. Dr. Harrison is a stand-up guy, and I will trust him on this matter. We have Ft. Bragg here, and way too many military parents for him to put up with that sort of nonsense.

bookman on November 7, 2008 at 10:37 PM

Lurking Vet on November 7, 2008 at 10:22 PM

Thanks for the link, but not for making my blood boil. ;-)

That woman is a monster. It bugged me that this was going on in one of my local high schools. I found out that it’s also going on in middle and elementary schools — everywhere it seems. My nephews both voted, but not the same, interestingly enough. This is sick. Those leftist turds have politicized everything.

Feedie on November 7, 2008 at 10:42 PM

Our children are under siege.


This latest video of the little girl in North Carolina made me cry. I live in eastern, MA (I dare not say where lest my town dealings become “inconvenient”.) My son is 12 and has recently been labeled a “racist” by several of his classmates. A couple of weeks ago his social studies teacher asked everyone to make a campaign poster. 19 out or 20 kids chose Obama posters. My kid was odd man out.

3 boys in the class told him he was a racist for not choosing Obama. My son told them he chose McCain only because nobody else did. Even at age 12 he knows that he can’t say he chose McCain because he likes his ideas better. They’d just tell him he was stupid and wrong – especially since the teacher regularly tells them that George Bush is “stupid” and “the worst president ever.”


I told the teacher what happened(being careful not to sound too much like a conservative)and asked that he explain racism to the class. As you can probably guess his examples were whites discriminating against blacks in the 1960’s and whites discriminating against Japanese Americans during WWII. So I have no idea if these kids made the connection.

The liberal indoctrination/education system is working. This area used to have a small but strong conservative base. This year you could not defend the republican on issues or ideology; as soon as you said anything besides Hope, Change, Obama, you were racist.

I know that my child will be judged and graded more harshly than others if he maintains his conservative principles. It was that way for me growing up but it seems so much more vicious now. Ultimately, he’ll have to choose the easy way or the right way, according to his conscience.

My son knows that it doesn’t matter what a candidate looks like or where they’re from – what matters is how they will govern this country. It is a crime that this is happening to our sweet, innocent children who come to school with no biases and leave broken and jaded.

Sorry to be so long winded but I needed to vent in a friendly environment

rightjoyce on November 7, 2008 at 10:48 PM

rightjoyce on November 7, 2008 at 10:48 PM

Your story breaks my heart. It’s child abuse. Don’t think I was that strong at 12. You might consider moving to another state. I saw people cheering Barney Frank at a debate. They would’ve cheered if he told them an army of his pals was coming in to rape them all. MA is the land of H.P. Lovecraft. I am truly sorry for your predicament.

Feedie on November 7, 2008 at 11:09 PM

Rumor about a (now retired) teacher in our town: He used to tell his second grade class, “Now you go home and tell your parents that Bush is a bad man.” This guy is now on the school board.

His wife was the school nurse and the union representative. When I chose to buy my liability insurance from a non-NEA source, she repeatedly told me that I would not be able to get legal representation if anything happened. I resisted her attempts to intimidate me. (The year I left that school, I read in the district newsletter that they had 100% union membership. I guess she was successful at scaring everyone else to join the NEA.)

SheofTwoMinds on November 7, 2008 at 11:13 PM

rightjoyce on November 7, 2008 at 10:48 PM

I feel for you and your son. Hope this proves to be an opportunity for him to develop discernment regarding messages from the school system.

SheofTwoMinds on November 7, 2008 at 11:19 PM

Thanks Freddie & Sheof…Living in MA is definately hostile territory. Perhaps this is our preparation for a conservative revival in the future. But it will take a long time to drain these swamps. Until then we soldier on.

rightjoyce on November 7, 2008 at 11:53 PM

It’s time to break the spine of the NEA and the indoctrination in education starting with elementary, junior and senior high schools.
Then on to colleges and universities.
There is SO much fruit to be harvested in the past few weeks.
And this teacher had better be fired for child abuse or child harassment in the least. I also heard that it was found only on a Finnish media broadcast.
Ya know, if I abuse my second amendment rights, I lose them.
I think it’s high time that the press suffer the same consequences.

Amendment X on November 8, 2008 at 12:01 AM

I know this is somewhat off topic but I had to share with everyone a little experiment that I ran in two of my classes this week. The school I teach at has an enrollment of 80% minority students and every student qualifies for free lunches. Needless to say, the student body is very pro-Obama. This past Tuesday I gave my physical science classes a test and went over their grades on the test yesterday. I told the classes that I was instituting a new grading policy in which I was going to take points from the students who had worked hard and achieved a good grade and distribute those points to the students who had not prepared for the test.
Sadly, I got two different responses that left me depressed. The first class is a lower level class and after some initial complaining from the students who would lose points the class overall accepted the new grading policy. The second class is a higher level class and they were much more argumentative. A few students who were going to receive the points started talking trash about how other kids would get their points for them. Almost instantly (within 3 minutes) the students who were going to lose points started talking about how they would not study either and make a bad grade as well. I ended the arguments by telling the kids that I would not be doing this and was just trying to prove a point about our new economic direction. Almost unanimously the class said that it didn’t maatter with the tax money because “rich people” won’t notich it anyway.

dawgyear on November 8, 2008 at 12:02 AM

Yeah but most people don’t use it enough. Just because this guy did doesn’t mean we can get all our messages out to the entire population. Especially busy working people who don’t have hours to waste on the internet and get all their news propaganda from cnn.

Darth Executor on November 7, 2008 at 5:34 PM

I thought there was an importance in the “youth vote”. Youth are internet savvy and are not reading print or watching actual TV. They are watching clips and reading blogs.

Most of my clients in the 40+ range read the local paper on the internet now and pass around links frequently. They talk about dumb videos they watch on YouTube.

Since FOX news seems to be going down the toilet (not that it was ever a great venue for getting the “message” out or educating), the internet and talk radio seem to be the only venues left. Obama and Ron Paul knew how to work the internet very well. Obama dominated YouTube and it worked with the youth vote, and Paul did for a while. Hillary seemed to have the right idea with her online videos and Newt Gingrich has great ideas on the topic. Thompson was putting some good stuff out for a while.

I think that Republicans not realizing the potential for this and are still whining about CNN, are kind of like people that are still investing in BlueRay tech when digital downloads will kill it completely.

Expose (not whine about) and denounce the liberal media hordes and dominate them with tech they can’t control!!!

nottakingsides on November 8, 2008 at 12:28 AM

Almost instantly (within 3 minutes) the students who were going to lose points started talking about how they would not study either and make a bad grade as well… Almost unanimously the class said that it didn’t maatter with the tax money because “rich people” won’t notich it anyway.
dawgyear on November 8, 2008 at 12:02 AM

Ha, how quickly they learn, but it also shows you they’ll keep it up if they think they can inflict it on someone else without cost to themselves.

It reminds me of those Obamatons who didn’t get paid. The were in a long line braying things like “I want my money.” Huh?

California passed a mental health tax on millionaires and it didn’t work. California is just as liberal as ever.

Feedie on November 8, 2008 at 12:50 AM

I think politics should stay out of the grade schools. No buttons, no tshirts, no campaign rallys. It’s just another way to bully kids.

Blake on November 8, 2008 at 1:42 AM

I’d like to know how well these students would perform on a test covering the basics of our government and political structure. Matters like the three branches of gov’t and what their responsibilities are, how our tax code is structured, the difference between state and federal power, the election process, the fundamental differences between the two parties, the difference between private business and gov’t run entities, etc. Until these basics are well known, any “opinion” they may form is premature and superficial at best (as their “discussion” clearly showed).

I was asked to discuss the candidates with my kindergartener and have him choose one and make a campaign poster for him. How the hell do you discuss fiscal conservatism with a 5-year-old? I think it was just the school’s way of determining the political leanings of the parents of the student body. I live in Hawaii so my son was definitely in the minority with his McCain sign.

Burghardt on November 8, 2008 at 2:05 AM

A LOT of military families home school because of this type of crap. The public school system has failed. And yes, Obama will see to it that home school is no longer an option so everyone can attend the failing public schools and be properly brainwashed.

We are outnumbered by people who don’t give a crap, so we have some heavy lifting to do.

eaglesdontflock on November 8, 2008 at 3:28 AM

As a teacher, I discussed the campaign and election several times with my kids. We did one lesson where we analyzed several commercials (one positive, one negative for each candidate) and we also did a lesson on the electoral college, which we checked back on several times to see how the map had changed. While my classroom was very pro-McCain, I cautioned the students about how they voiced their support. (Disagree with positions, don’t call names) I also pointed out how it might feel to be supporting an unpopular candidate when the rest of the class is so vocally against you. The kids were constantly asking me who I was going to vote for. I told them that the fact they couldn’t figure out my political leanings let me know I was doing a good job of educating them about our political system. That teacher in the video is doing no service to her children.

rubyred on November 8, 2008 at 8:47 AM

I don’t think it can be stressed enough how effective emailing your complaints are. Based on a link provided from another HotAir comment, I emailed the wrong city council about this episode. I got a response from the deputy mayor as well as the mayor within a few hours explaining that the teacher was not employed in their district-but our emails still did some good for the kids in N. Carolina. You can bet that this episode will result in a wholesale reminding for all local administrators and teachers that this sort of thing is unacceptable. They may have a liberal agenda, but that’s nothing compared to their agenda of self-preservation.

So in the time it takes to write an indignant comment here, you can put that time to really effective use by lodging a complaint on whatever matter is driving you nuts. I did it for the Tyson Foods Labor Day/Rahmadan Day fiasco and I got an email response a week later from Tyson stating how they resolved the issue. It’s a great way to fight back.

Ok, don’t mean to lecture here.

CarolynM on November 8, 2008 at 8:52 AM

Burn. In. Hell. Witch.

madmonkphotog on November 7, 2008 at 8:45 PM

It is untypical for me to feel this way about a person. Seeing what that little girl went through I must agree with you madmonkphotog. The witch should burn in hell.

kanda on November 8, 2008 at 9:52 AM

It ain’t well played until I see a video of the miscreant saying “Do you want fries with that?”

corona on November 8, 2008 at 9:59 AM

One, C-SPAN put sunlight on the workings of the Halls of Congress to provide some transparency to the process.

Two, almost all US public schools are wired to the internet to provide students a valuable information resource for learning.

Why not go the next step and demand the installation of web cams in all the classrooms that will stream live video to the net so that parents can actually see what type of indoctrination and intimidation is occurring in our public schools?

How many here belief that these types of repulsive tactics are not being used by other agenda-centric teachers across the nation. The look of defenselessness on that child face when an authority figure using the imprimatur of the state educational system was heart-breaking.

This type of insidious behavior needs to be monitored and weeded out.

Shameful and disgusting!

Sailfish on November 8, 2008 at 11:59 AM

Now that she is “suddenly famous”, shouldn’t we be getting a report on whether she is late on child support, or if she has a tax lien?

What’s good for the plumber, is good for the teacher.

CertainVictory on November 8, 2008 at 1:45 PM

The Case Is Not Closed. It Will Never Be Closed. America’s Children Are Being Mentally Molested. Systematically.

jay12 on November 8, 2008 at 3:15 PM

As a teacher in a military post, I was a bit appalled by the teacher in the original clip claiming she was presenting both sides of the issues. Military kids are a bit fragile especially when their parent is overseas. My congrats to the administrator for trying to nip it in the bud as quick as possible. Hopefully teacher unions will leave him alone and other administrators will use this as an example to future teachers.

boingo_tx on November 8, 2008 at 6:33 PM

I homeschooled my son for kindergarten due to not making it in time for the local private school (a waiting list a mile long). This year he is attending the private. Public schools in my area are so underfunded and have lots of issues with small town politics for me to trust my son’s education with them.

chrissyann on November 9, 2008 at 12:08 AM

I dunno what more ‘investigation’ is required. But since she’s undoubtedly a member of the left-wing NEA, “appropriate action” probably means a stern memo — but only after her shop steward approves the wording. Wouldn’t want to damage her self-esteem, would we?

Paul_in_NJ on November 9, 2008 at 1:58 PM