16 year old Girl bullied for wearing a political T-Shirt....by teacher!!

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#1 Posted by DevilMightCry (3475 posts) -

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She should be fired immediately. This is pathetic, no matter what the girl's political views (or non for that matter) are.

#2 Posted by kingkong0124 (8710 posts) -

Horrible. If anything, this girl should be applauded for being politically aware. Most high school kids don't give 2 sh*ts about politics.

#3 Posted by DevilMightCry (3475 posts) -

Horrible. If anything, this girl should be applauded for being politically aware. Most college students don't give 2 sh*ts about politics.

kingkong0124

Fixed it.

#4 Posted by FMAB_GTO (14385 posts) -
Poor girl...
#5 Posted by moneymatterz (1139 posts) -

She deserved far worse than that for wearing a Mitt Romney shirt.

#6 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29078 posts) -

[QUOTE="kingkong0124"]

Horrible. If anything, this girl should be applauded for being politically aware. Most college students don't give 2 sh*ts about politics.

DevilMightCry

Fixed it.

? At least where I went to college, most of the people I knew cared about politics.
#7 Posted by DevilMightCry (3475 posts) -
[QUOTE="DevilMightCry"]

[QUOTE="kingkong0124"]

Horrible. If anything, this girl should be applauded for being politically aware. Most college students don't give 2 sh*ts about politics.

chessmaster1989

Fixed it.

? At least where I went to college, most of the people I knew cared about politics.

Hippes care for World Peace too. Doesn't mean they know what the %^&$ they're talking about.
#8 Posted by Boddicker (2420 posts) -

Disgusting :?

I predict that either nothing will happen to this teacher, or the father will face an uphill battle with the school board over getting the teacher fired.

A teacher is supposed to be impartial to an extent and not care about the students' political affiliation.

I know it will start a sh*tstorm, but I bet the teacher was black and the student was white.

#9 Posted by Allicrombie (25117 posts) -

She deserved far worse than that for wearing a Mitt Romney shirt.

moneymatterz
haha.
#10 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29078 posts) -
[QUOTE="chessmaster1989"][QUOTE="DevilMightCry"] Fixed it.DevilMightCry
? At least where I went to college, most of the people I knew cared about politics.

Hippes care for World Peace too. Doesn't mean they know what the %^&$ they're talking about.

??? What's that have to do with what I said or the original point about college students not caring about politics?
#11 Posted by dercoo (12555 posts) -

Hope the teacher does not tenure,

deserves to be fired as quickly as posible.

#12 Posted by DevilMightCry (3475 posts) -
[QUOTE="chessmaster1989"][QUOTE="DevilMightCry"][QUOTE="chessmaster1989"] ? At least where I went to college, most of the people I knew cared about politics.

Hippes care for World Peace too. Doesn't mean they know what the %^&$ they're talking about.

??? What's that have to do with what I said or the original point about college students not caring about politics?

Sorry that flew over your head. College students may "care" about politics, but their knowledge of it is rather pathetic. Now, that same goes for general public. The fact that when I asked students for a project if Bush won in 2000, most if not all said "Gore won". Also most college students think they live in a democracy. Or that they cast a vote for the President every 4 years.
#13 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29078 posts) -

[QUOTE="chessmaster1989"][QUOTE="DevilMightCry"] Hippes care for World Peace too. Doesn't mean they know what the %^&$ they're talking about.DevilMightCry
??? What's that have to do with what I said or the original point about college students not caring about politics?

Sorry that flew over your head. College students may "care" about politics, but their knowledge of it is rather pathetic. Now, that same goes for general public. The fact that when I asked students for a project if Bush won in 2000, most if not all said "Gore won". Also most college students think they live in a democracy. Or that they cast a vote for the President every 4 years.

Right I got that you were saying most college students were uninformed, but I still don't know what that has to do with your original claim that most college students don't care about politics (which was what I was disputing).

#14 Posted by DevilMightCry (3475 posts) -

[QUOTE="DevilMightCry"][QUOTE="chessmaster1989"] ??? What's that have to do with what I said or the original point about college students not caring about politics?chessmaster1989

Sorry that flew over your head. College students may "care" about politics, but their knowledge of it is rather pathetic. Now, that same goes for general public. The fact that when I asked students for a project if Bush won in 2000, most if not all said "Gore won". Also most college students think they live in a democracy. Or that they cast a vote for the President every 4 years.

Right I got that, but I still don't know what that has to do with your original claim that most college students don't care about politics (which was what I was disputing).

That caring is irrelevant if you don't know what the heck you're talking about. My point is that, HS students may care about politics, but in this case, judging by the responses of the girl in the video, she just doesn't strike me as a knowledgable student. She may have worn the shirt just because she "likes" Romney or Ryan. The figure about college students caring about the politics is no greater than HS students, or general public. Only when you take specific classes like Economics, or Political Science, etc.
#15 Posted by SteverXIII (3827 posts) -
Very unprofessional behavior.... this teacher should be disciplined for this.
#16 Posted by chessmaster1989 (29078 posts) -

[QUOTE="chessmaster1989"]

[QUOTE="DevilMightCry"] Sorry that flew over your head. College students may "care" about politics, but their knowledge of it is rather pathetic. Now, that same goes for general public. The fact that when I asked students for a project if Bush won in 2000, most if not all said "Gore won". Also most college students think they live in a democracy. Or that they cast a vote for the President every 4 years.DevilMightCry

Right I got that, but I still don't know what that has to do with your original claim that most college students don't care about politics (which was what I was disputing).

That caring is irrelevant if you don't know what the heck you're talking about. My point is that, HS students may care about politics, but in this case, judging by the responses of the girl in the video, she just doesn't strike me as a knowledgable student. She may have worn the shirt just because she "likes" Romney or Ryan. The figure about college students caring about the politics is no greater than HS students, or general public. Only when you take specific classes like Economics, or Political Science, etc.

Not all issues though are economic issues, nor does everyone who cares about politics care due to economic issues. For example, a person might care deeply about politics out of support for gay marriage, for pro-choice stances, for pro-life stances, etc.

Taking an economics or political science class alone does not guarantee you know what you're talking about either, although it generally helps.

#17 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -

Horrible. If anything, this girl should be applauded for being politically aware. Most high school kids don't give 2 sh*ts about politics.

kingkong0124
No one who supports Romney is aware of anything.
#18 Posted by JML897 (33120 posts) -

The fact that when I asked students for a project if Bush won in 2000, most if not all said "Gore won". DevilMightCry

Well now you're just making sh*t up.

#19 Posted by Sajo7 (14049 posts) -
Well that was out of line, the teachers comment was pretty weak too. The KKK? Seriously?
#20 Posted by Bane_09 (3394 posts) -

Horrible. If anything, this girl should be applauded for being politically aware. Most high school kids don't give 2 sh*ts about politics.

kingkong0124

Applauded for wearing a shirt to school huh? I guess the standard for being political aware is incredibly low

On topic, that teacher is a fool and should not be teaching

#21 Posted by turtlethetaffer (16609 posts) -

Well that's just wrong. Even if you disagree with someone's political views that doesn't give you the right to start tormenting them. Teacher should definitely be punished.

#22 Posted by DevilMightCry (3475 posts) -

[QUOTE="DevilMightCry"]The fact that when I asked students for a project if Bush won in 2000, most if not all said "Gore won". JML897

Well now you're just making sh*t up.

I wish I was. When presented with the facts they do think that. BTW, I don't mean who won the election, but if they thought that Gore won based on votes.
#23 Posted by JML897 (33120 posts) -

BTW, I don't mean who won the election, but if they thought that Gore won based on votes.DevilMightCry

Oh
that makes it more believable

#24 Posted by Bane_09 (3394 posts) -

[QUOTE="JML897"]

[QUOTE="DevilMightCry"]The fact that when I asked students for a project if Bush won in 2000, most if not all said "Gore won". DevilMightCry

Well now you're just making sh*t up.

I wish I was. When presented with the facts they do think that. BTW, I don't mean who won the election, but if they thought that Gore won based on votes.

Bush won the electoral vote but didn't Gore win the popular vote?

http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/national.php?year=2000

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0876793.html

http://www.fec.gov/pubrec/fe2000/prespop.htm

Every link shows Gore winning the popular vote. So I'm not really sure what you mean? Can you elaborate please? Do you think Bush won the popular vote?

#25 Posted by TopTierHustler (3961 posts) -

Well Romney is a bully, so it seems appropriate...

#26 Posted by brickdoctor (9746 posts) -

The teacher definitely should've handled it a different way, but I'm fine with the concept of teachers challenging students on their ideals provided it's done in a civilized way. Same with everyone else.

#27 Posted by Nuck81 (5820 posts) -

She deserved far worse than that for wearing a Mitt Romney shirt.

moneymatterz
She's probably racist anyway
#28 Posted by JML897 (33120 posts) -

I'm fine with the concept of teachers challenging students on their ideals provided it's done in a civilized way. Same with everyone else.

brickdoctor

Yeah I would be cool with that, especially for college courses.

This teacher was clearly over the line provided the girl is telling the truth about what happened.

#29 Posted by kingkong0124 (8710 posts) -
[QUOTE="moneymatterz"]

She deserved far worse than that for wearing a Mitt Romney shirt.

Nuck81
She's probably racist anyway

sad
#30 Posted by kingkong0124 (8710 posts) -

[QUOTE="kingkong0124"]

Horrible. If anything, this girl should be applauded for being politically aware. Most high school kids don't give 2 sh*ts about politics.

Bane_09

Applauded for wearing a shirt to school huh? I guess the standard for being political aware is incredibly low

On topic, that teacher is a fool and should not be teaching

Applauded for wearing a political shirt to high school.
#31 Posted by kingkong0124 (8710 posts) -

[QUOTE="kingkong0124"]

Horrible. If anything, this girl should be applauded for being politically aware. Most high school kids don't give 2 sh*ts about politics.

kuraimen

No one who supports Romney is aware of anything.

you're not aware of anything if you think this.

#32 Posted by sexyweapons (5302 posts) -

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She should be fired immediately. This is pathetic, no matter what the girl's political views (or non for that matter) are.

DevilMightCry
I agree,this is fvcking disgusting
#33 Posted by Dylan_11 (11293 posts) -
hahaha she deserved it
#34 Posted by ultimate-k (2348 posts) -

Teacher should be fired ASP.

#35 Posted by Drasonak (1509 posts) -
[QUOTE="DevilMightCry"]

[QUOTE="kingkong0124"]

Horrible. If anything, this girl should be applauded for being politically aware. Most college students don't give 2 sh*ts about politics.

chessmaster1989

Fixed it.

? At least where I went to college, most of the people I knew cared about politics.

And none of them know what they're talking about.
#36 Posted by mahlasor (1278 posts) -

This is a bigger problem than the teacher, basically most public schools are designed to have teachers who are democrats. A cousin of mine has to pretend to be a democrat to become a teacher... There is some serious biggotry going on. Really, all this teacher had to say is "Yes, this was out of line and I apologize," situation is done. But she felt she is right to call someone a KKK supporter.

#37 Posted by JML897 (33120 posts) -

This is a bigger problem than the teacher, basically most public schools are designed to have teachers who are democrats. A cousin of mine has to pretend to be a democrat to become a teacher... There is some serious biggotry going on. Really, all this teacher had to say is "Yes, this was out of line and I apologize," situation is done. But she felt she is right to call someone a KKK supporter.

mahlasor

A lot of people say this but I know I didn't experience it. My favorite high school teacher was a big conservative. In college too I had some conservative finance professors and whatnot.

#38 Posted by sSubZerOo (43016 posts) -

This is a bigger problem than the teacher, basically most public schools are designed to have teachers who are democrats. A cousin of mine has to pretend to be a democrat to become a teacher... There is some serious biggotry going on. Really, all this teacher had to say is "Yes, this was out of line and I apologize," situation is done. But she felt she is right to call someone a KKK supporter.

mahlasor

Teh conspiracyz they be realz. If your a good teacher you can avoid have any political beliefs in your lesson plan..

#39 Posted by BossPerson (9432 posts) -
[QUOTE="kingkong0124"]

Horrible. If anything, this girl should be applauded for being politically aware. Most high school kids don't give 2 sh*ts about politics.

kuraimen
No one who supports Romney is aware of anything.

^^^
#40 Posted by Storm_Marine (10767 posts) -

[QUOTE="kingkong0124"]

Horrible. If anything, this girl should be applauded for being politically aware. Most high school kids don't give 2 sh*ts about politics.

kuraimen

No one who supports Romney is aware of anything.

Don't mind Kura, he's just mad that he lives in a 3rd world country.

#41 Posted by l4dak47 (6838 posts) -
[QUOTE="chessmaster1989"][QUOTE="DevilMightCry"] Fixed it.Drasonak
? At least where I went to college, most of the people I knew cared about politics.

And none of them know what they're talking about.

Based on what? Your standards? Have you personally gone out and talked to all of these college students? Don't be making asinine statements like this.
#42 Posted by HoolaHoopMan (7722 posts) -
Nothing wrong with wearing a shirt like hers. Teacher was in the wrong.
#43 Posted by mahlasor (1278 posts) -

[QUOTE="mahlasor"]

This is a bigger problem than the teacher, basically most public schools are designed to have teachers who are democrats. A cousin of mine has to pretend to be a democrat to become a teacher... There is some serious biggotry going on. Really, all this teacher had to say is "Yes, this was out of line and I apologize," situation is done. But she felt she is right to call someone a KKK supporter.

sSubZerOo

Teh conspiracyz they be realz. If your a good teacher you can avoid have any political beliefs in your lesson plan..

'

You are trying to pass my post as irrelevent by using sarcasm and well it is "you are." Well considering I was listening to a conversation about her training to be a teacher, and my relevatives were commenting about her having to register as a democrat so she can get a job.. I hardly call that a conspiracy, I am sayying there is a bias towards teachers who are republican.

edit: just to clarify, I think also that public schools attract democrats/liberals, which eventually when you get the super-intendents that are democrats and liberals, they will want to hire people lik them.

#44 Posted by JML897 (33120 posts) -

Your evidence is that your relatives were talking about it?

REALLY?

#45 Posted by -TheSecondSign- (9182 posts) -

If I were a teacher in the United States, I would not ever ask any of my students any questions about anything, and I wouldn't ever go outside the bare minimum I need to teach for the most basic curriculum. I wouldn't get to know any of them and I'd make no attempts to act as a mentor.

Because it seems like every time a teacher opens his or her big mouth, it causes a mountain of controversy.

#46 Posted by dkdk999 (6738 posts) -
I love it when people say "oh it was a joke".
#47 Posted by Bane_09 (3394 posts) -

This is a bigger problem than the teacher, basically most public schools are designed to have teachers who are democrats. A cousin of mine has to pretend to be a democrat to become a teacher...

mahlasor

Most of my teachers are conservatives, depends on where you live and I really doubt your cousin had to pretend to be a democrat to get a job as a teacher

#48 Posted by Aljosa23 (24605 posts) -

first world problems

#49 Posted by mahlasor (1278 posts) -
#50 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

This is the reason why I would never put a political bumper stick on my car; all I need is some ass who doesn't agree with me to key my paint.

*That and I don't want stickers on my car :P