Suspended with pay, of course, so her union dues can keep flowing to the Democrats.
A teacher at a Rowan County school has been suspended after getting national attention for a YouTube video video that surfaced last week showing her yelling at her students, saying it’s wrong to criticize the president. In the YouTube video, North Rowan High School teacher Tonya Dixon-Neely and her students were debating several political issues, including a discussion about President Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney.
The video, which was uploaded on May 14, had more than 178,000 views on YouTube as of Monday afternoon. The story has been picked up by national media outlets, including Fox News and the New York Post. Controversial radio host Rush Limbaugh discussed the issue on his radio show on Monday afternoon as well.
Oh, Limbaugh’s the one who’s controversial here. Not this illiterate nutcase teacher.
The conversation starts as the class discusses recent accusations that Mitt Romney bullied someone as a teenager in the 1960s.
But the conversation quickly turns into an argument between several students and the teacher, with some students questioning Obama and asking if Obama bullied someone in high school as well.
“That’s disrespect. This man (Romney) is a presidential candidate. He’s not the president,” the teacher is heard shouting. “Let me tell you something. You will not disrespect the president of the United States in this classroom.”
“I’ll say what I want,” countered one male student.
“Not about him you won’t,” yelled the teacher.
“I’m going to call my dad real quick. We’ll see,” the student added. “I didn’t disrespect him, I was just asking a question. I have different beliefs.”
The teacher is still employed but has been suspended with pay. An employee at the Rowan-Salisbury School System said they have been flooded with calls from around the country on Monday.
Another joke is this idiot isn’t even identified. Just reverse roles here and let’s say some liberal kid was being badgered that he couldn’t question a Republican president. I suspect we’d know the offender’s identity and life history by now.
In case you missed it.
Update: The “teacher” is identified here as Tonya Dixon-Neely.
School board member Kay Wright Norman calls the incident “unfortunate.” She says that educators have an obligation to speak fact. Norman feels the teacher was baited from the beginning but said a teacher can’t let let personal interest interfere with classroom discussions.
Several students at the school Monday defended Ms. Dixon-Neely by saying she is a “good teacher” who “cares about her students.” Others say the issue is being blown out of proportion.
Apparently these idiots haven’t bothered to watch the video.