Deranged NC Teacher Suspended With Pay After Telling Kids Not to Criticize Dear Leader

Posted by on May 21, 2012 at 5:30 pm

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.


5 Responses to “Deranged NC Teacher Suspended With Pay After Telling Kids Not to Criticize Dear Leader”

  1. Blue Hen on 22/22/12 at 9:00 am

    Norman feels the teacher was baited from the beginning

    She’s supposed to be a professional, and she’s supposed to maintain control of the class and her wits. She failed miserably on all counts. It’d be interesting to know if this district has one of those asinine “zero tolerance policies” regarding bullying and fights. if so, then they don’t give a tinker’s damn about being baited; they’d blame the victim along with the attacker.

  2. tbone12 on 22/22/12 at 1:39 pm

    This so called “teacher” should be in jail for trying to indoctrinate kids and lying about people being arrested for bad mouthing Bush. The parents of all kids in this class should take their kids out of it. She isn’t teaching anything by the looks of it. She is only worshiping Obama and trying to persuade the kids to do the same.

  3. D. Hollant on 22/22/12 at 5:00 pm

    My thoughts on Tanya Dixon-Neely

    “Tanyadixonneelyitis” is the reason the U.S. Department of Educations should be eliminated. Thank you, Tanya Dixon-Neely, the Social Studies teacher from North Rowan High School in North Carolina for so eloquently bringing this national educational disgrace to the taxpayers’ attention.

    Obvious not all colleges that educate our nation’s teachers have heard that “It’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool that to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”