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Unreasonable Left Wing Teacher Attacks Student for Questioning About Obama

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Tue May 22 19:17:12 2012

This is the TRASH the left wing puts out to teach our children.
It's an assault on free speach, indoctrination, and lies.




A high school social studies teacher in North Carolina was suspended Monday for telling a student he was not allowed to disrespect President Obama and could be arrested for speaking ill of the commander-in-chief.

Tanya Dixon-Neely, a teacher at North Rowan High, was suspended with pay after a video of the incident went viral over the weekend, prompting an investigation by school officials.

The video was apparently recorded by a cell phone camera set on top of a desk. It shows the ceiling of the classroom but captures the audio of the argument.

The war-of-words began with students comparing Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. One student pointed out that Romney bullied a student while in high school. Another student, Hunter Rogers, pointed out Obama said he bullied someone too.

After hearing the student criticize Obama, Dixon-Neely seemed to get very angry and scolded the boy.

“As a teacher, I’m not supposed to allow you to disrespect the President of the United States,” she said.

“I wasn’t disrespecting, I asked a question,” responded Rogers. “All I asked was did Obama bully someone.”

The argument went on for several more minutes, with neither the teacher or the student willing to back down, the video indicates.

“They cannot take away your right to have your opinion or your freedom of speech. They can’t take that away — unless you threaten the President,” said Rogers.

He said people talked negatively about Bush all the time without consequences.

“Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things about Bush?” the teacher responded. “As a social studies teacher, I cannot allow you to slander any President in here. Past or current.”

The video circulated the Internet over the weekend. The number of views jumped from 1,000 on Friday afternoon to 700,000 by Tuesday.

The Rowan Salisbury School System is continuing to investigate the incident, WBTV reported.

School officials released a statement Friday.

We expect “all students and employees to be respectful in the school environment and for all teachers to maintain their professionalism in the classroom,” the statement said. “This incident should serve as an education for all teachers to stop and reflect on their interaction with students. Due to personnel and student confidentiality, we cannot discuss the matter publicly.”

The school system was alerted to the video last Tuesday by a man identifying himself as a former Rowan Salisbury social studies teacher. He said the video captures a type of “bullying” and “verbal abuse” that is commonplace in the school system, reported the Salisbury Post newspaper.

Appearing with his mother Gina on Fox News Tuesday, Rogers said he wanted to laugh when the teacher suggested he could be arrested for criticizing the president.

"She doesn't want to hear anything but what she believes, and ... if you disagree, you get berated and put down," Rogers told Fox. "I just decided to finally get some proof of it."

The boy’s mother said she didn’t realize how extreme the teacher’s scolding was until she heard the recording.

"This teacher is responsible for teaching my child and hundreds of others and she is not teaching them factual information," she told Fox.

On Monday several students defended Dixon-Neely, saying she is a “good teacher” who “cares about her students,” WBTV reported.

An expert on politics at Catawba College told the Salisbury Post that the social studies teacher simply doesn’t have her facts straight.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/high-school-teacher-suspended-telling-student-arrested-disrespecting-obama-article-1.1082565#ixzz1vdwDQXPf
">A high school social studies teacher in North Carolina was suspended Monday for telling a student he was not allowed to disrespect President Obama and could be arrested for speaking ill of the commander-in-chief.

Tanya Dixon-Neely, a teacher at North Rowan High, was suspended with pay after a video of the incident went viral over the weekend, prompting an investigation by school officials.

The video was apparently recorded by a cell phone camera set on top of a desk. It shows the ceiling of the classroom but captures the audio of the argument.

The war-of-words began with students comparing Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. One student pointed out that Romney bullied a student while in high school. Another student, Hunter Rogers, pointed out Obama said he bullied someone too.

After hearing the student criticize Obama, Dixon-Neely seemed to get very angry and scolded the boy.

“As a teacher, I’m not supposed to allow you to disrespect the President of the United States,” she said.

“I wasn’t disrespecting, I asked a question,” responded Rogers. “All I asked was did Obama bully someone.”

The argument went on for several more minutes, with neither the teacher or the student willing to back down, the video indicates.

“They cannot take away your right to have your opinion or your freedom of speech. They can’t take that away — unless you threaten the President,” said Rogers.

He said people talked negatively about Bush all the time without consequences.

“Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things about Bush?” the teacher responded. “As a social studies teacher, I cannot allow you to slander any President in here. Past or current.”

The video circulated the Internet over the weekend. The number of views jumped from 1,000 on Friday afternoon to 700,000 by Tuesday.

The Rowan Salisbury School System is continuing to investigate the incident, WBTV reported.

School officials released a statement Friday.

We expect “all students and employees to be respectful in the school environment and for all teachers to maintain their professionalism in the classroom,” the statement said. “This incident should serve as an education for all teachers to stop and reflect on their interaction with students. Due to personnel and student confidentiality, we cannot discuss the matter publicly.”

The school system was alerted to the video last Tuesday by a man identifying himself as a former Rowan Salisbury social studies teacher. He said the video captures a type of “bullying” and “verbal abuse” that is commonplace in the school system, reported the Salisbury Post newspaper.

Appearing with his mother Gina on Fox News Tuesday, Rogers said he wanted to laugh when the teacher suggested he could be arrested for criticizing the president.

"She doesn't want to hear anything but what she believes, and ... if you disagree, you get berated and put down," Rogers told Fox. "I just decided to finally get some proof of it."

The boy’s mother said she didn’t realize how extreme the teacher’s scolding was until she heard the recording.

"This teacher is responsible for teaching my child and hundreds of others and she is not teaching them factual information," she told Fox.

On Monday several students defended Dixon-Neely, saying she is a “good teacher” who “cares about her students,” WBTV reported.

An expert on politics at Catawba College told the Salisbury Post that the social studies teacher simply doesn’t have her facts straight.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/high-school-teacher-suspended-telling-student-arrested-disrespecting-obama-article-1.1082565#ixzz1vdwDQXPf

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