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    Re: Kansas Teacher Claims Conservative Views Led to Loss of Job

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    Just how stupid do you think we are to accept at face value a one sided story that is short on facts and long on accusations?
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    Re: Kansas Teacher Claims Conservative Views Led to Loss of Job

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
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    Just how stupid do you think we are to accept at face value a one sided story that is short on facts and long on accusations?
    Very well put. As soon as the FACTS from both sides are revealed, THEN and only then can we come to an appropriate decision. Until then, why pass false judgments based on accusations alone?

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    Re: Kansas Teacher Claims Conservative Views Led to Loss of Job

    Quote Originally Posted by BaZaRr BeAtZ View Post
    Ahhh but you don't know that. That is just accusations based on an opinion after reading the article. You have no proof that he was too political causing him to lose his job.
    Precisely!!! I read between the lines, make guesses and assumptions about the story based on personal bias. If more facts come in, then I'll look at them.

    If you didn't want people to do that, then don't post it on a political discussion board to be dissected and discussed.

    When I hear U.S. History teacher that couldn't stop class for ten minutes to watch the swearing in of the first African-American in our country's history, I get a picture of person who is trying to play down the historical significance of the last election. This is something history teachers probably want to avoid.

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    Re: Kansas Teacher Claims Conservative Views Led to Loss of Job

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Precisely!!! I read between the lines, make guesses and assumptions about the story based on personal bias. If more facts come in, then I'll look at them.

    If you didn't want people to do that, then don't post it on a political discussion board to be dissected and discussed.

    When I hear U.S. History teacher that couldn't stop class for ten minutes to watch the swearing in of the first African-American in our country's history, I get a picture of person who is trying to play down the historical significance of the last election. This is something history teachers probably want to avoid.
    Really? Because when I hear that, I get a picture of a person who doesn't stop legitimate classwork to watch television for a while.

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    Re: Kansas Teacher Claims Conservative Views Led to Loss of Job

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Precisely!!! I read between the lines, make guesses and assumptions about the story based on personal bias. If more facts come in, then I'll look at them.

    If you didn't want people to do that, then don't post it on a political discussion board to be dissected and discussed.

    When I hear U.S. History teacher that couldn't stop class for ten minutes to watch the swearing in of the first African-American in our country's history, I get a picture of person who is trying to play down the historical significance of the last election. This is something history teachers probably want to avoid.
    Why must we jump to the conclusion that the teacher was racist? If he was downplaying the significance of the election why would he circulate and discuss copies of Obama's inaugeration speech? That to me seems like a better way to study the inaugeration than watching Obama speak it once and trying to remember everything he said. Obama's inaugeration would have taken the entire class period, all school day long! How was he supposed to keep his classes syncronised? One class happens to be during the speach and the others don't! By printing off the speach he could keep all of his classes together and set the stage for a more intelligent debate. That is something I believe people on a debating forum could appreciate.
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    Re: Kansas Teacher Claims Conservative Views Led to Loss of Job

    He should study up on current conspiracy theories, claim he's an Indian, plagarize, and say anyone who hates Terrorist is a Nazi lover..

    Then he'll be a shoe in on any leftist College Campus to teach "American History".

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    Re: Kansas Teacher Claims Conservative Views Led to Loss of Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    There are no facts here yet, only some accusations. It is important to learn the difference between the two.
    And so far, the "other side" merely says "no comment". I agree that we have to wait until all facts come out. However, if the school did, indeed, not follow procedure like Latham claimed and continues to remain silent, I think that it's obvious that they cannot defend renewing his contract.

    Hey, all you so-called "moderates", when is the last time you heard of a teacher being canned for his liberal views?
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    Re: Kansas Teacher Claims Conservative Views Led to Loss of Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Mick View Post
    An interesting headline but there is likely more to this story. I too would like to hear the schools side. I work in a school and am a known conservative who eschews the union. I take some good natured ribbing but that is about the extent of it. Politics is more or less left at the door. I'm guessing there is an issue of insubordination at the root of this termination.

    Yep, Insubordination.

    He had a McCain/Palin bumper sticker and didn't show Obama's inauguration in class
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    Re: Kansas Teacher Claims Conservative Views Led to Loss of Job

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    No, this guy is a piss poor history teacher. IMO.
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    Re: Kansas Teacher Claims Conservative Views Led to Loss of Job

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    From the artical, this guy reads like far-right. He was really bringing his political beliefs to work with him. Just teach history, ya jerk. The election of the first black president is history, even if you don't agree with his politics.



    It doesn't sound like he wasn't making the grade, it sounds like he was being a partisan shill in class. Why would you not air the inaugural address in class? What a perfect opportunity to allow the students to discuss what the President says verses what his actions are. Also seems like it could have been a little bigoted.

    I don't understand people who said: I refused to watch the inaugural. John McCain and President Bush had the intelligence and class to acknowledge the historical significance of the election. There is a time for partisanship and a time to just be American.

    The right is always complaining about college profs 'indoctrinating' students into the left; apparently they are trying to beat the left to the punch and get them in high school.

    I couldn't tell you whether my H.S. History/Poli Sci teachers where liberal or conservative because they did their jobs correctly and without bringing their own beliefs into the classroom. Teach kids how to think, not what to think.

    "Those who can't do, teach. Those who can't teach, teach at my school." (this quote mostly refers to the creative arts--I have to say that so my wife the teacher won't yell at me.)

    But this clown is not talented enough to get a radio show or a TV show, so he decides get a teaching credential instead. Why not, it's a paycheck, right?

    What a jerk.
    He didn't air other presidential inaugurations in the past either.

    He is a teacher with a requirement to teach a curriculum, and didn't wish to interrupt his teaching to watch TV. Obama's inauguration was not going to be a part of the curriculum that he was required to teach.

    Did you read ALL of the article?
    Including the bit from the liberal student who loved his class and stated he didn't bring his political views above those of the students when discussing such issues?
    "I condemn the ideology of White Supremacy and Nazism. They are thugs, criminals, and repugnant, and are against what I believe to be "The American Way" "
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