Teacher tells 6th grade class that ‘Republicans are stupid’

posted at 10:00 am on April 7, 2012 by Howard Portnoy

I suppose it can said of a Virginia elementary school teacher who allegedly told her students “Republicans are stupid” that she at least spoke her mind. Her actions are more defensible than those of a fellow Old Dominion State colleague who deviously tasked her students with finding flaws in the GOP presidential candidates but not in the lone Democratic candidate.

The Daily Caller reports that “as Republican voters were filing into the halls of [Colin] Powell Elementary School in Fairfax County to vote on Super Tuesday,” teacher Kristin Martin told her sixth-grade class that “Republicans are stupid” and “they don’t care about anyone but wealthy people and businesses.”

One of the students in the class told The DC:

It all started when this disabled kid came in and named all the Republicans candidates for Super Tuesday. She [Martin] said to him, ‘I don’t like them, I think that they are stupid.’

The blog additionally notes that Martin reportedly told the class that she had voted for Obama and that “Democrats do more for the community and schools.”

I reached out to John Torre, a spokesman for the school district, who said that the county’s investigation into the incident was “inconclusive.” The teacher, he told me, denies having made these statements, which means that in the district’s eyes it boils down to a case of “she said, they said.”

But not all the parents of children in Martin’s class are satisfied with that outcome. One mother, a self-identified Republican, is quoted by The DC as saying:

I felt like the teacher was brainwashing naïve, young children to believe people like me, my family and, to a certain extent, my daughter, were stupid.

The reaction is understandable, but I would find it far more instructive to know what a parent who is a Democrat thinks of this type of proselytizing—whether it happened or not.

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Whatever else you can say, it has to be observed that that’s some colossal power of intellect, right there, when the teacher describes people she doesn’t like as “stupid.”

Here’s your sign, doll.

J.E. Dyer on April 7, 2012 at 2:24 PM

M-O-O-N that spels teechur

MaiDee on April 7, 2012 at 10:07 AM

Love that guy =D

Ugly on April 7, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Since when do they allow 3rd graders to teach 6th graders?

JerseyJeff on April 7, 2012 at 2:27 PM

readin’, writin’,’rithmatic, and liberal propaganda. Today’s curriculum? Or, just propagada, propagada….bla. blah, blah.

elintex on April 7, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Are they still teaching these subjects? Because test scores (particulary among public school students) would seem to indicate otherwise.

Bitter Clinger on April 7, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Why Are The People In Charge Of Teaching Our Children So Stupid?

1. They’re not called union “GOONS” for nothing.
2. They’re not “teachers” – they’re “socialist indoctrinators” – and all socialists are mentally handicapped.
3. Pedophilia causes a massive reduction in IQ.
4. Their focus is on maximizing their gold-plated taxpayer-funded benefits and humongous salaries and can’t spend any time or effort to correctly do anything concerning students.
…and on, and on, and on….

Remember the good old saying: Those that can’t “do”, “teach”… (and those that can’t “do” or “teach” become “school administrators”.)…(and those that can’t “do”, “teach” or “administrate” become federal government bureaucrats)…(and those that can’t “do”, “teach”, “administrate” or “bureaucrat” become members of the #occupy (bowel) movement)…

TeaPartyNation on April 7, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Something I’m missing here?

Whats wrong with that?

liberal4life on April 7, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Nothing, when this is how you talk about fellow Americans:

She is not smart enough to even complete a 4 year term in the sh#thole known as Alaska.

They take more money from the government than any other state yet still vote Republican. Another useless welfare state.

liberal4life on April 4, 2012 at 9:54 AM

When you live your life with an elitist snobbish attitude you can say whatever you wish.

itsspideyman on April 7, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Dear conservatives: please stop bitching about the state of education in this country unless you are willing to become a teacher and fix it from within. We ceded it to the left three generations ago, what did we expect to happen? If you think the job is important, if you think it’s so easy, if you think teachers are overpaid, get yourself into the trenches and take it back. Sincerely, a conservative teacher

Bob's Kid on April 7, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Well, if she was talking about the party LEADERSHIP, I can’t disagree.

LegendHasIt on April 7, 2012 at 3:59 PM

When you live your life with an elitist snobbish attitude you can say whatever you wish.

itsspideyman on April 7, 2012 at 3:18 PM

That’s the liberals worst blindspot and weakness.. why when they loose, they loose so badly and loose so unexpectedly,.. they can’t process, that any nonliberal could actually be intelligent, let alone smarter than they are.

It’s beyond annoying that they are this profoundly elitist, that kind of prejudiced. It can so often be an advantage. They just can’t help themselves. I can remember them still talking about victory the day before Mr. Reagan won 49 states.. They just can’t understand why they could loose to “cavemen” and “knuckle draggers”….

Why they went collectively nuts when we won,.. why they persist in telling the world that we “STEAL” elections with wild eyed conspiracy theories involving Diebold voting machines,.. classic liberal projection, since the only hard proof of election fraud shows that it’s a democrat endeavor pretty exclusively.

When you have a barely adequate IQ, but have through constant repetition taught yourself and all your fellow liberals that you are the smartest person EVAH!… it’s impossible to walk that back. Their entire self esteem is based on a lie, a provable lie… but they cannot let it go.. sure they have an occasional intelligent person, but the closed mind, is one unable to learn or adapt.. that some of the best and brightest minds on the SCOTUS, in think tanks, in Business, in the Military Officer Corps.. the Non commissioned officer ranks… They choose academia and pop culture media and journalism.. we chose the parts of the nation which actually produce visible results.

They choose the ones which produce non-tangibles, like imagery, and narrative..

It’s a telling difference, yet it gives them the opportunity to impose a false template on the nation of their choosing. One where a college lecturer is of greater value than a man who creates wealth for many people by restructuring companies and saving jobs,.. of more value than governors with executive experience. more value than Generals who serve under him, yet have produced victories in a badly mishandled conflict.. greater worth than any other discipline than that of a socialist community rabble rouser..

The man was never a full Constitutional Professor at Harvard, yet that lie lives on.. They sold him as the smartest president ever since the first one..

Yet have kept his college grades sealed by court order..

His speech Monday revealed he is as dimwitted as many feared, an ideologue of immense proportions.. he simply ain’t all that smart. That will become easier to see as the election nears, as his temper flairs more often,

mark81150 on April 7, 2012 at 4:12 PM

It all started when this disabled kid came in and named all the Republicans candidates for Super Tuesday. She [Martin] said to him, ‘I don’t like them, I think that they are stupid.’

The word disabled belongs to the teacher, not the kid.

rukiddingme on April 7, 2012 at 5:20 PM

I was shocked by that accusation mostly because not having an issue with him on that

mark81150 on April 7, 2012 at 1:54 PM

I know exactly how you feel! Years ago, I took a dislike to a woman I worked with, because she “shuffled papers” and wasn’t pulling her own weight, had a talent for “looking busy” I was very young and unfortunately didn’t hide my dislike very well, but because she was asian, I was accused of being prejudiced. I was also shocked, having grown up with an asian family as our family’s closest friends. I was responding to her as an equal that should have been working like I was. But all the boss could see was the other. It is infuriating.

BTW, so great how you have taught your daughter to stick up for herself, quite creatively, I might add. :-)

LazyHips on April 7, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Bob’s Kid on April 7, 2012 at 3:38 PM

If we don’t complain than things will stay the same. Are you telling us that you, a conservative teacher, aren’t in a distinct minority? I think liberals can be good teachers, as long as they keep their ideology and personal life to themselves, just like they expect of conservatives.

Cindy Munford on April 7, 2012 at 6:54 PM

The left are not only keeping the blackman down, they’re also trying to keep the party of the rich whiteman down. 150 trillion dollars in debt later, Shari’a Law replaces the Constitution.

racquetballer on April 7, 2012 at 6:58 PM

Intellectuals have no common sense … how stupid is that?

Jimbobby on April 7, 2012 at 8:42 PM

Republicans are about to nominate for president a guy who signed into law one of the blueprints of ObamaCare. I’d say that’s pretty stupid. The teacher gets a pass on this one.

ddrintn on April 7, 2012 at 9:33 PM

If you think the job is important, if you think it’s so easy, if you think teachers are overpaid, get yourself into the trenches and take it back. Sincerely, a conservative teacher
 
Bob’s Kid on April 7, 2012 at 3:38 PM

 
Sure it’s important, and sure it’s not easy (have you ever met one single person who thought they had an easy job?), which makes it exactly like every other necessary job.
 
I’m not complaining about overpaid. That horse has left the barn. What I’m tired of is the voting-bloc caste system and, come election time, constant bellyaching from teachers and politicians about how teachers (and admin) are underpaid.
 
Plus, who’d be military, police, and firefighters if we all became teachers? :)

rogerb on April 7, 2012 at 9:38 PM

The word disabled belongs to the teacher, not the kid.

rukiddingme on April 7, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Thread winner.

Sterling Holobyte on April 7, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Intellectuals have no common sense … how stupid is that?

Jimbobby on April 7, 2012 at 8:42 PM

in·tel·lec·tu·al
   [in-tl-ek-choo-uhl] Show IPA
adjective
1.
appealing to or engaging the intellect: intellectual pursuits.
2.
of or pertaining to the intellect or its use: intellectual powers.
3.
possessing or showing intellect or mental capacity, especially to a high degree: an intellectual person.
4.
guided or developed by or relying on the intellect rather than upon emotions or feelings; rational.
5.
characterized by or suggesting a predominance of intellect: an intellectual way of speaking.

alright, fair enough.. yet..

wis·dom (wzdm)
n.
1. The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight.
2. Common sense; good judgment: “It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things” (Henry David Thoreau).
3.
a. The sum of learning through the ages; knowledge: “In those homely sayings was couched the collective wisdom of generations” (Maya Angelou).
b. Wise teachings of the ancient sages.
4. A wise outlook, plan, or course of action.
5. Wisdom Bible Wisdom of Solomon.

Why it’s madness to always want the intellectual to rule,. because the use of knowledge isn’t the same, as understanding it. It’s always better to seek out the wiser man, than the one who can claim the most books read.. a wise man never turns down new knowledge, while an intellectual seems to believe he already knows all that’s needed to know.

The two wisest men I ever met, were not scholars, not in the commonly accepted way.. one, was a student of Tai Kwon Do,.. he studied under a Korean master, and he spoke less than any other man I knew, because he didn’t speak just to do so. He spoke only when it was actually required to share knowledge.

The second has a more curved path to wisdom, he started out a gang leader in a Chicago street gang, young so young, he lost his best friend to a random shooting, and then enlisted, to escaped that life. He saved his money, took college courses became a man of letters,.. quiet, soft spoken yet with a level of iron behind his eyes which spoke of saddness, and strength. He found a woman to complete him, and it was my pleasure to attend his wedding. He was barely 25, and he had lived two lifetimes, and found renewal the path to enlightenment.

So when I hear someone sneer about being an intellectual, a man of intellect,.. my first response is.. but is he wise?

That is the true aristocracy of the mind, intellectuals are the lowest rung of the enlightened.

and the most arrogant, with the falsest pride.

mark81150 on April 7, 2012 at 10:00 PM

This teacher wouldn’t recognize stupid, because you can’t BE stupid and recognize stupidity in others.

Libs who call anyone that doesn’t believe they way they do stupid clearly aren’t smart enough to make that judgement, they’re just jealous they got gypped out of enough gray matter to fill a teaspoon and the only things they can do for a living are run for office as democrats, pretend to teach a class, or clear clogged toilets by drinking all the water out of the bowl.

Wolfmoon on April 7, 2012 at 10:25 PM

Why Are The People In Charge Of Teaching Our Children So Stupid?

1. They’re not called union “GOONS” for nothing.
2. They’re not “teachers” – they’re “socialist indoctrinators” – and all socialists are mentally handicapped.
3. Pedophilia causes a massive reduction in IQ.
4. Their focus is on maximizing their gold-plated taxpayer-funded benefits and humongous salaries and can’t spend any time or effort to correctly do anything concerning students.
…and on, and on, and on….

Remember the good old saying: Those that can’t “do”, “teach”… (and those that can’t “do” or “teach” become “school administrators”.)…(and those that can’t “do”, “teach” or “administrate” become federal government bureaucrats)…(and those that can’t “do”, “teach”, “administrate” or “bureaucrat” become members of the #occupy (bowel) movement)…

Absolute horse-crap. My wife was a teacher for 10 years before moving to the role of administrator, she’s a dedicated person, dedicated to educating and helping children. If you said those things in front of her or myself, you’d be laid out on the floor in about two seconds flat.

Be very sure you don’t lump all educators together with those union idiots. It doesn’t help our side in the least bit.

ShadowsPawn on April 7, 2012 at 10:44 PM

If we don’t complain than things will stay the same. Are you telling us that you, a conservative teacher, aren’t in a distinct minority? I think liberals can be good teachers, as long as they keep their ideology and personal life to themselves, just like they expect of conservatives.

Cindy Munford on April 7, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Absolutely! Watching everyone froth at the mouth and insulting teachers makes me realize that many of the conservatives that post here as as blind as the liberals.

ShadowsPawn on April 7, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Unfortunately, in this case you can’t fire “stupid” because she has tenure, a contract, or both. Virginia’s educational system is rotting from within.

EdmundBurke247 on April 7, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Teacher tells 6th grade class that ‘Republicans are stupid’

and they’re doody-heads too!!!!

Fighton03 on April 7, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Since when do they allow 3rd graders to teach 6th graders?

JerseyJeff on April 7, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Funny thing about that, when my son was in first grade, I got a phone call from the principal because the boy called someone “stupid”. Even six-year-olds in a liberal state are held to a higher standard that that indoctrinatrix.

Laura in Maryland on April 8, 2012 at 12:14 AM

And of course the school district could care less that the teacher may be lying to them…and even worse offense.

right2bright on April 8, 2012 at 8:10 AM

Another reason to pull your children OUT of public schools. This is the brainwashing element of the radical left.
I’m sure most of the Republicans reading this, including myself, could put our levels of intellect against this pathetic excuse for a teacher and we’d be on a much higher level.

IlonaE on April 8, 2012 at 10:16 AM

…another example of ‘tolerance’ from the left…

zoyclem on April 8, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Republicans ARE stupid – aren’t they?

I mean strictly speaking, who can say that John Boehner, John Cornyn, Mitch McConnel and the GOP elite are … smart?

They’re not smart and Obama hands them their asses on a routine basis. And they just lay down and take it.

And, while we’re at it – aren’t CONSERVATIVES stupid too?

Haven’t we been voting for over 50 years for candidates who SAID they would shrink the government and yet – NOT A SINGLE ONE EVER HAS (EVEN REAGAN).

Government just keeps gettin’ bigger. Only time in this nation in my lifetime we ran a balanced budget was when we had a Dim President and a GOP Congress. Seems to me maybe that is the formula for success – hard to argue otherwise since Bush and his boys racked up TONS of debt and were responsible for the financial crash in 2008.

So yeah – I know we’re upset about this teacher calling us stupid but …

If the shoe fits?

HondaV65 on April 8, 2012 at 10:56 AM

I really don’t draw much distinction between teachers who exploit children to fulfill their desires for ideological security and a sense of personal importance, and teachers who exploit children to fulfill their sexual needs. Both are blatantly abusing positions of power, both are victimizing those who have no ability to make their own informed decisions, and both are receiving personal emotional fulfillment for actions which have nothing whatsoever to do with education. The only difference between the cakes is the color of the icing. Monsters, all around.

Blacklake on April 8, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Absolute horse-crap. My wife was a teacher for 10 years before moving to the role of administrator, she’s a dedicated person, dedicated to educating and helping children. If you said those things in front of her or myself, you’d be laid out on the floor in about two seconds flat.

And what about the context of the teacher’s remarks? If she specifically cited a position of the GOP as ‘stupid’, then what’s the problem? Both parties have some bad positions, and I don’t care if a teacher criticizes a specific policy and ties it to a political party, as long as political discussions aren’t a common occurrence. People need to stop worrying about their kids’ exposure to opinions that don’t align with their own or worry about imminent ‘brainwashing’.

bayam on April 8, 2012 at 2:28 PM

And what about the context of the teacher’s remarks? If she specifically cited a position of the GOP as ‘stupid’, then what’s the problem? Both parties have some bad positions, and I don’t care if a teacher criticizes a specific policy and ties it to a political party, as long as political discussions aren’t a common occurrence. People need to stop worrying about their kids’ exposure to opinions that don’t align with their own or worry about imminent ‘brainwashing’.

bayam on April 8, 2012 at 2:28 PM

I was referring to the post made by another poster, lumping all teachers together. I don’t think any teacher should be teaching their political beliefs in class, or favoring one part over the other. A teacher calling anyone stupid for their political affiliation is not acceptable.

Its not that I’m worried about their exposure to someone else’s opinions, I don’t want those opinions taught to my children.

ShadowsPawn on April 8, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Teachers are placed into a position where children are taught to respect what the teacher says as fact, the educator is in the classroom to “educate” the children, so how is a child supposed to differentiate between what is being taught and what is the personal opinion of the educator.

I’d have no issue with say, a high school teacher arguing one side or another with students, as long as it is presented as opinion. In fact my son, a very well informed conservative, often spars with his history on politics and economics. In many cases he has shown that the teacher’s assertions were wrong, or woefully misinformed. He can defend himself against the bias that some teachers bring with them, younger children cannot.

ShadowsPawn on April 8, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Absolute horse-crap. My wife was a teacher for 10 years before moving to the role of administrator, she’s a dedicated person, dedicated to educating and helping children. If you said those things in front of her or myself, you’d be laid out on the floor in about two seconds flat.

Be very sure you don’t lump all educators together with those union idiots. It doesn’t help our side in the least bit.

ShadowsPawn on April 7, 2012 at 10:44 PM

You sound like a typical violent liberal. Truth hurts.

Conservative4Ever on April 8, 2012 at 4:57 PM

I was referring to the post made by another poster, lumping all teachers together. I don’t think any teacher should be teaching their political beliefs in class, or favoring one part over the other. A teacher calling anyone stupid for their political affiliation is not acceptable.

Its not that I’m worried about their exposure to someone else’s opinions, I don’t want those opinions taught to my children.

ShadowsPawn on April 8, 2012 at 4:22 PM

The point is a large majority of teachers and ADMINISTRATORS are liberal and are indoctrinating our children to be mind-numb robots. But you only want to resort to violence when the truth is spouted. Bring it liberal.

Conservative4Ever on April 8, 2012 at 5:00 PM

He can defend himself against the bias that some teachers bring with them, younger children cannot.

ShadowsPawn on April 8, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Explains the presence of this teacher. Liberals always attack soft targets.

Roy Rogers on April 8, 2012 at 5:22 PM

I agree with this teacher. Republicans have been outraged about Obama and the Democrats shoving socialized medicine down their throats yet they are voting for the father of socialized medicine in this country for their nominee.

He also believes in Gore-bull warming and will give them Crap and Tax, is a Keynesian, like his endorser GHW Bush believes supply side economics is voodoo economics, is a vulture capitalist instead of a venture capitalist, and agrees with quantitative easing. That’s stupid!

The Bush-wackers in the Republican party are extremely stupid!

Their motto is: “Better a Democrat than someone who is not one of us.”

This dolt isn’t a businessman. He is a politician who has run many losing campaigns.

The fact that Republicans are buying this crap sandwich is very, very stupid bordering on moronic.

Jayrae on April 8, 2012 at 5:45 PM

Her actions are more defensible than those of a fellow Old Dominion State colleague who deviously tasked her students with finding flaws in the GOP presidential candidates but not in the lone Democratic candidate.

Both come from the same left-leaning Fairfax County.

And I take exception to the idea that this is a she said/they said thing. Where is the motive of sixth graders to make something up. I have no doubt that Ms. Martin, a product of one of Virginia’s less rigorous public colleges did indeed think that she could make Super Tuesday into a propagandizing moment. She should be fired immediately.

Happy Nomad on April 8, 2012 at 9:13 PM

The point is a large majority of teachers and ADMINISTRATORS are liberal and are indoctrinating our children to be mind-numb robots. But you only want to resort to violence when the truth is spouted. Bring it liberal.

Conservative4Ever on April 8, 2012 at 5:00 PM

Apparently you have the reading comprehension of an idiot. My wife is a conservative teacher, I am a conservative. We live in Texas, where the majority of teachers are NOT liberals that indoctrinate children.

But hey, anytime, any time buddy. Remember, YOU are the pissant acting like a liberal here. You are the one equating all teachers as liberals and pedophiles. You are a low life scumbag, it’s quite obvious by your post. You are right about “spouting”, but you aren’t telling the truth, you are making pathetic and infantile generalizations.

You might want to learn to comprehend what you read before you tell someone to bring it.

ShadowsPawn on April 8, 2012 at 9:17 PM

2. They’re not “teachers” – they’re “socialist indoctrinators” – and all socialists are mentally handicapped.
3. Pedophilia causes a massive reduction in IQ.

Let me take the time to point this out again, YOU suggest that all teachers and administrators are socialists, and that somehow, in your fever addled mind they are also pedophiles. Anyone that called my wife a pedophile would be on the ground.

What a pathetic fool you are. Please change your handle, you give real conservatives a bad name.

ShadowsPawn on April 8, 2012 at 9:20 PM

We live in Texas, where the majority of teachers are NOT liberals that indoctrinate children.

Not to get in the middle of this little tete-a-tete but when you look across the nation, I think the case could be made that far too many teachers are liberals who indoctrinate instead of educate. Fairfax County (VA) has had two reported stories recently of just such an action. A middle school teacher who decided to use his class to find flaw with GOP candidates and a sixth grade teacher who declares to her class that Republicans are stupid. But it doesn’t stop with the commies in the classroom. The administrators (most of them former teachers) “investigated” the circumstances and declared that there was no reason for concern. The usual fluff about making sure instructions were clearer and token support of the First Amendment but make no mistake that these are merely ham-handed attempts at a much more subtle attack on children by the NEA and AFT.

That these efforts have been less effective in Texas than other states does not mean there isn’t reason for concern.

Happy Nomad on April 8, 2012 at 9:50 PM

ShadowsPawn on April 7, 2012 at 10:44 PM
ShadowsPawn on April 8, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Your wife is the 1 in 1000 exception to the rule. The vast, vast majority of teachers are lazy, idiotic liberals (but there I go repeating myself). Your wife is the Bruce Willis of teaching, a rare conservative in a sea of liberals found in her profession. And yes this goes in TX too. Maybe not in small town Texas, but in Dallas, Houston, Austin, S.A. teachers are no less liberal than they are in NY or Boston.

angryed on April 8, 2012 at 10:31 PM

That these efforts have been less effective in Texas than other states does not mean there isn’t reason for concern.

Happy Nomad on April 8, 2012 at 9:50 PM

I, in no way dispute that, I think what that teacher did was despicable. What I was disputing is the sweeping generalization that ALL teachers and educators, administrator or not, are like that. In addition to disputing the idiotic statement they are all socialist pedophiles. That is a liberal tactic, one that I didn’t expect to see from conservatives posters here.

ShadowsPawn on April 8, 2012 at 10:35 PM

Your wife is the 1 in 1000 exception to the rule. The vast, vast majority of teachers are lazy, idiotic liberals (but there I go repeating myself). Your wife is the Bruce Willis of teaching, a rare conservative in a sea of liberals found in her profession. And yes this goes in TX too. Maybe not in small town Texas, but in Dallas, Houston, Austin, S.A. teachers are no less liberal than they are in NY or Boston.

angryed on April 8, 2012 at 10:31 PM

Do you have actual numbers to back that up, or are you just making that up? I’ve spent a good deal of time getting to know most of the teachers that work at my wife’s school. Among all of them there is only one liberal, and heck, after debating with my son for two years in different classes he has actually changed his politics in some instances.

I still think you guys are making sweeping generalizations that serve your own ends. Are things bad in the liberal union stronghold cities, I’m sure they are. But there are a LOT of small town educators out there than don’t quite fit the profile you guys are trying to create for them.

That is of course, your opinion and I have mine. What I take umbrage with is calling them all socialist pedophiles. You don’t find that disgusting?

ShadowsPawn on April 8, 2012 at 10:40 PM

I have to admit that the Republicans War On Women and Teachers is definitely going to help in the Fall. Keep up the attacks! America is listening.

richardporter on April 9, 2012 at 7:26 AM

I have to admit that the Republicans War On Women and Teachers is definitely going to help in the Fall. Keep up the attacks! America is listening.

richardporter on April 9, 2012 at 7:26 AM

…not to nitwits like yourself.

zoyclem on April 9, 2012 at 7:42 AM

It is easy to understand public education’s failings when you realize that the current state of “failure” is by design.

The current state is the state the libs WANT. Why? Failure gets rewarded with more funding which results in more union dues which results in more graft for the National Socialist Democrat Party.

Public education is producing exactly what is intended: ignorant robots who will accept State Authority.

Socialism reproduces in the classroom, not the womb.

wildcat72 on April 9, 2012 at 8:00 AM

The Teacher’s Union will probably recommend a raise.

TimBuk3 on April 9, 2012 at 8:13 AM

Bob’s Kid on April 7, 2012 at 3:38 PM,

There is an easier way to do it.

1. Learning about the candidates and voting in school board elections. How many of you actually vote in those elections?

2. Support candidates that support getting rid of the teachers unions, the school adminstrations and their curriculum.

3. Once all the lefty liberals have been voted off the school board then the school district can put in place the following:

-Regulations that remove the teachers unions. Fire all the teachers and rehire on a case by case basis. Set conditions of employment for those teachers that their job is to teach, not to air their political agendas. If a teacher is caught behaving inappropriately with a student they are fired without recourse and prosecuted.

-Go through the whole school district budget and cut the fat such as bloated adminstration structures, laptops for every kid and the like. It is not surprising that kids in India and China are kicking our kids butts in schools that have little more then a chalkboad and desks. Schools are not a social club in those countries, they are places of learning.

-Put in place a curriculm that teaches the basics such as reading, writing, math, sciences, history instead of how to put a condom on a banana or singing songs of praise to the Obamamessiah.

-Another thing that needs to be done is quit passing kids who do not meet the requirements to advance to the next grade or to graduate-in plainer terms bring back the concept of flunking.

-Set rules of conduct and make parents responsible for their kids behavior. Turn schools back into places of learning and not a glorified babysitting service.

Once that is done then you can move on to the local/state governments. Quit rewarding girls who have four kids by four different ‘baby daddies’ by the time they should be getting out of high school. Welfare and other social programs should be a helping hand not a ‘lifestyle choice’. Liberals are very fond of Darwin so they should have no problem with Darwin’s concept of ‘Survival of the fittest’.

Nahanni on April 9, 2012 at 11:43 AM

During the Masters, I was bombarded by IMB with all this gas about the USA being last in every measurable aspect of education. Last in math and science, last in overall smarts and I absolutely believe it. I see little sweet pea with the tats. The IBM play to the mass is to invest in teachers. Investin teachers? How about get rid of the poor teachers, in my experience a majority. How about return to a system that actually provides an environment where techers teach and students learn. Our nation has become such a collection of politically correct pansies, the “participation trophy kid/student is the best we can expect. We need to toughen up, grow some hair, kick a few butts. The first butts that should be kicked in this order is the Deaprtment of Education, NEA, teachers unions, school adminisrators at all levels and finally the weak and useless among the teachers. The best move, vouchers! Put some competition back in the process. The government monopoly is clearly a failure. Academia is the bastion of librals becasue they do not actully have to do anything except to apss gas to the gullible. An inbred groups who have done nothing, pontificating to a group who have yet to do anything. Oh, lat down the law with the kids, bring back the draft and require that students grow a set. Put some guts into education.

StevC on April 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM

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