|Hunter Rogers, a student at a North Carolina school defending an outburst in the classroom that landed his teacher in hot water.|
Ah, yes, the public schools.
The scorn of the conservative movement. The indoctrination of little urban minds. Where a student's learning could make them proud activists in the progressive movement. Well that's why I've read from some of the most extreme comments from conservatives online.
In Spencer, North Carolina, there's a YouTube video going viral and its gotten another gem for the right wing agitators to seize upon. A student who was disruptive in a teacher's classroom filmed his encounter and posted it for people to see. Soon the video made its reach to Breitbart News and The Drudge Report. By that time, I am guessing a whole lot of internet bigots come out in favor of the student for being a "patriot" for disrupting a classroom.
The student Hunter Rogers, is expected to get praise and scrutiny. It's expected that the young student will be subjected to death threats from some unbalanced liberal agitator. Conservatives will give this young student airtime. Serial conservative agitator Sean Hannity is already highlighting his interview with the student and his parents.
The teacher is Tanya Dixon-Neely. Like Hunter, she is expected to get praise and scrutiny. It's expect that this woman will be subjected to death threats from some unbalanced conservative agitator as well. Liberals will praise this woman and demand for her to get her job back and have student suspended for causing a ruckus in the classroom.
According to the Huffington Post, Tanya Dixon-Neely, a social studies teacher at North Rowan High School in Spencer, N.C., telling a student he could be arrested for saying negative things about President Barack Obama has gone viral on the Internet, prompting school officials to launch an investigation, WBTV reports.
According to the station, Dixon-Neely has been placed on paid suspension pending the investigation's results.
The Salisbury Post reports that, in the nearly 10-minute video, the student can be heard saying Obama and GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney are both "just men" -- a statement the teacher refutes harshly.
“Listen, let me tell you something, you will not disrespect the president of the United States in this classroom,” Dixon-Neely says in the video.
Later in the video, the student maintains that freedom of speech allows people to say what they want without fear of punishment. But according to the footage, Dixon-Neely didn't let the discussion end there.
“Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush?” she's heard saying in the video. “Do you realize you are not supposed to slander the president?”
While school officials would not comment on the incident in detail due to the open investigation, they told WBTV that it should serve as a lesson to teachers about their "interaction with students."
Courtesy of Fox News.
This incident follows another controversy out of Ohio. A gay teenager was awarded a lump sum of compensation after he was forced out of school over a provocative t-shirt in which grabbed the attention of school officials.
|Maverick Couch was a disruptive student who successful sued his school district over a controversial t-shirt making light to anti-gay activism from radical Christian fundamentalist.|
I am all for freedom of speech here in the classroom. But disruptive students such as these two are the reasons for a failed education system.
Teachers love to interact with their students. It's a part of mentoring students for the future. But this future could be a rough ride for some who recently graduated from high school or college.
Many young people are struggling to find jobs. More than half of students graduating from college accumulate a ton of debt from student loans. High school drop outs is a growing problem. More students find it harder to make it through a full year of school, so they drop out!
Single parenting, lack of interest, unstable families, and budget cuts lead to student drop outs.
What this lesson means to me and thousands of others in the social networking field?
Nothing. Because there's hundred of others who advanced in studies and there's some who still fall back.