"It's a senseless war! And by the way, Kathy, the person that you're picking for president said that our troops could stay in Iraq for another hundred years if they need to! So that means that your daddy could stay in the military for another hundred years!"
Here it is folks, PROOF of what I have been saying for years, how our children are being indoctrinated by liberal teachers in the public school system. Can you imagine this poor girl who wiilingly partcipates in class at the behest of the teacher, only to be singled out and berated by that teacher for her choice of candidates. I doubt that she will be so quick to willingly offer any more answers for fear of beratement.
This is an absolute outrage. This teacher should be required to apologize to this girl in the classroom in front of ALL the students and be required to explain to the rest of the class why she was wrong to speak to "Kathy" in the manner she did. She may have caused some damage to this girls confidence level in a classroom setting. She may be afraid to openly participate again for fear of being belittled in front of the class.
Notice how she baits the students who favor McCain by saying "that's okay" putting them at ease to speak about why they do, only to berate them for their answer. Another thing, she uses the lord's name in vain when she hears that there are actually some students who "DARE" support anyone but "the chosen one".
When a few of the students say McCain she says "Jesus". Now back in my day you wouldn't be saying that in school to students. I also disagree with her explaination that she can express her opinion as long as she doesn't brow beat her students. WRONG. Your opinion of a candidate, or elected official for that matter does not belong in an elementary school classroom setting.
The behavior of this teacher toward the student "Kathy" was inappropriate and certainly appeared discouraging to "Kathy". On top of it all, "Kathy's" father is in the military fighting for this country, the teacher should have had some respect for that fact regardless about how she feels about the war on terror or who should be President.
"Kathy" is the only one who gave the correct answer when asked why she was supporting McCain. " Because that's who my parents support". And that is the absolute truth with all of them. None of the kids for Obama could give any specific answer except for "Change" or "black president". Nor should they be expected to. Let them be kids, why should we stress them out with politics.
There are plenty of ways to teach about our political system without berating candidates or those supporting a candidate in a classroom setting. I hope that this teacher feels "proud" of herself. If that was my little girl in that class the teacher would be hearing from me personally.
Read the PATHETIC explanation
Here is the link for the School Board where she teaches.