“Inside Our Schools”
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“You’re suspended.” The words most likely to be heard by a student for doing something out of bounds at school. But a teacher suspended?
Yes. For posting this video on the internet at You Tube. The one where middle school students are dressed in paramilitary uniforms chanting Obama talking points and inspirational goals. See images here. They were spoofed here already, as reminiscent of the Hitler youth corps, in contradistinction to the Boy Scouts of America.
The Kansas City, Missouri charter school
“People are upset that possibly taxpayer money is being used to support one particular candidate,” McGautha said, “and now I can understand that. And I didn’t condone them. I try very, very hard to remain within the limits of the law. I think this is unfortunate.”
She said she was aware of the video, and that many of the school’s activities are recorded, but that the teacher had been warned in a letter not to put it on the Internet. If he did, she said, he should seek legal counsel.
The teacher’s fate will be taken up by the charter school’s board, she said.