Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Teacher Who Screamed At Student : 'It's Criminal To Criticize Obama' Will Keep Her Job

Remember this one?

The video shows the interaction between a teacher, one Tanya Dixon-Neely at North Rowan High School in North Carolina telling her class all about the story of Mitt Romney allegedly bullying someone in high school.

When one of her students asks her, “Didn’t Obama bully someone though?” The teacher says: “Not to my knowledge.” When the student then cites the fact that Obama, in Dreams from My Father, admitted to shoving a little girl around, she gets hysterical“Stop, no, because there is no comparison,” screams the teacher. Romney is “running for president. Obama is the president.” She proceeds to go absolutely berserk and starts screaming that no one is going to disrespect President Obama in her classroom, says that the student can be arrested for 'slandering the president', that people were arrested for 'saying bad things about President Bush' and that 'you think when you get arrested they read you your rights? They don't.'

When the student refused to back down, she physically threatens him, saying, “OK, do I have to get my cane?”

I predicted when this originally broke that this sorry excuse for an 'educator' would keep her job, and it turns out I was right:

The North Rowan High School teacher who told students it’s criminal to speak ill of the president will keep her job with the Rowan-Salisbury School System.

Although Tanya Dixon-Neely has been suspended without pay, she will return next school year, when she will be required to start a monitored growth plan, Superintendent Dr. Judy Grissom said in a press release.

The district received national attention when a nearly 10-minute video of Dixon-Neely and senior Hunter Rogers engaging in a heated political debate went viral. In the video, the Dixon-Neely can be heard telling Rogers that he could be criminally charged for speaking ill of President Obama and that people had been charged for insulting former President George W. Bush.

“As I have stated to our entire school system staff, I expect all teachers to be professional during class discussion and not to force their personal or political views on students, demean students, or instruct students on what to believe,” Grissom said in the release. “Teachers must create a positive instructional environment conducive to learning within the guidelines of our state curriculum.

“Ms. Dixon-Neely’s failure to meet these standards during the recorded portion of class is the basis for my disciplinary action against her.”

The fact that the teacher in question gave her students totally false information, tried to indoctrinate them, and demonstrated her superb classroom management skills by getting hysterical in front of them and actually threatening a student physically is apparently outweighed by her union protection and racial background.

And yes, that's a factor. The superintendent understandably doesn't want this woman running to Eric Holder and the Department of Justice to file a taxpayer funded law suit that the district will have to fight at its own the students at this North Carolina high school can just put up with it and like it, and that goes double for their parents who are paying the bills.

I notice that the superintendent makes a point of mentioning that the teacher 'has received messages that include racist language and sentiments'. Wrongheaded as that language and those sentiments may be, that has no bearing on the fact she's not fit to teach. But it is a cute way of using the race card to imply that all of the criticism of Ms. Dixon-Neely is just the ignorant ramblings of some semi-educated white trash, and therefore of no account.

1 comment:

louielouie said...

is just the ignorant ramblings of some semi-educated white trash,

those would be former students of dixon-neely.