clkeagle: Despite how much I detest the Romney/Ryan ticket... this story really bothers me.CSB time: spent three years with a girl whose family was ultra-ultra-partisan Democrat. Like to the point that her sister called me a "baby killer" when I came home in uniform. It took an extreme turn at the '04 election, when even her 8 year old brother couldn't get through a dinner without parroting "Bush is such an idiot."At that moment, I swore my own children would never be indoctrinated like that. Now, when my 5 year old comes out and sees us laughing at Jon Stewart, we explain to her that everyone in this country gets to vote. And we personally think the president we have now is much better than Romney, but it's okay when other people disagree with us.Obviously she'll pick up (or specifically rebel against) many of our biases just by being around us. But I'll be damned if my child will become a blind cult follower - even if it's my cult.Back to the story - the student may just be AWing (both by wearing the shirt and by making a big deal out of this), but the teacher handled it really poorly. If a teacher wants to meddle politically, take 15 minutes out of your curriculum and encourage your students to have a structured debate. Especially on the topic of support for public education.
Cymbal: rynthetyn: gingerjet: Girl From The North Country: You know how I know this is fake? Any kid who would wear a Romney t-shirt is clearly homeschooled.I know a number of families who homeschool their kids - and its largely due to idiot teachers like this one. And they're liberals./and scientists in most cases//homeschooling because local schools suck or full of fundies///the more diverse the education options the better I sayI was homeschooled, and while my parents were conservative, their reasons for homeschooling were more to do with people like the idiot teacher my brother had who taught them that the reason the Panama Canal was dug was because they wanted to divide North and South America. Most of my homeschooled friends from high school are doing stuff in the sciences or engineering and tech stuff now, I think at least in part because we all had parents who emphasized math and science's importance as being non-negotiable.My siblings and I did get dragged along to a lot of Republican stuff growing up on the grounds that it was "educational," which I think it was. Although I'm not anywhere near a conservative Republican now, seeing the behind the scenes part of how political parties operate was hugely useful and educational. It's why I don't really have a problem with parents bringing their kids along to political events--even tea party ones, so long as the parents aren't trotting the kids out to give speeches or something (no kid should have to live down youtube videos of their middle school political opinions). I had no illusions about how the government and democracy and elections actually work because I saw so much before I was even old enough to vote.CSB:I know a guy at work and his kids are homeschooled. His wife is the one who made the decision though. He was completely against it but hey, she's got the pussy. Anyways, I always joke with him that if his wife is smart and knowledgeable enough to homeschool their kids, then she should be smart and ...
Warlordtrooper: If a liberal wore an Obama T-shirt into a conservative teachers classroom how many would bet they would do the same thing.The difference is every conservative on the planet would be defending the teacher. Instead what we have here is liberals with the "yournothelping.jpg" and condemning the teacher for doing exactly what a conservative would do if the situation were reversed. Time for liberals to grow a spine. I for one applaud this teacher for standing up to a conservative.
indylaw: cman: loveblondieo: Here's another article naming the teacher and reporting on some of the backlash she's gotten.FTA: Sophomore Samantha Pawlucy said Gaymon called her out for wearing the shirt and told her it was analogous to the teacher, who is black, wearing a KKK shirt.Jesus, a teacher said this?We all know that we can always take the uncorroborated word of a partisan child hack as gospel.[i278.photobucket.com image 515x386]
abb3w: From another article, Romney's stance on late term abortions, apparently.
Lionel Mandrake: DubyaHater: I guarantee if she was wearing an Obama/Biden t-shirt, everyone in this thread would be crying racism.I guarantee you're wrong.So there.
abb3w: Here, however, the principal made the teacher apologize, and there's an investigation ongoing.
Lorelle: If the kid doesn't understand the potential consequences of wearing such a shirt, perhaps she shouldn't wear it in the first place. It's quite obvious that her parents put her up to it.
tenpoundsofcheese: You are lying again.I never said abc.com
Mike_LowELL: Rumor has it on a site whose name I forgot from a certain poster that the kid was sent to Guantanamo. Disgusting. We used to send terrorists there. Now we send Republicans.
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