Teachers today have the job of educating our children with everything they’ll need when they enter the real world. Decades ago, that included everything from reading, writing, and arithmetic to religion and even morals. Today, with the “separation of Church and state” becoming a big issue, and parents only wanting the basics to be what their children learn, teachers are supposed to keep their remarks to the curriculum.
However, that is understandable somewhat difficult when they spend eight hours a day with kids who depend on them for guidance. However, when that gets out of hand is when those who want to keep one side of the debate out of schools, and promote the other. For instance, the very same ideology that said that schools needed to be free of Christian influences, and even reciting the pledge of allegiance, is now very political on liberal issues.
One of those classrooms and the teacher who runs it was recently called out on Fox and Friends when a student recorded her teacher ranting her political feelings about the President and his mantra for her entire class to hear. That recording got the teacher into a little bit of trouble with those who didn’t want their children being indoctrinated by liberals:
“On ‘Fox & Friends,’ Abby Huntsman interviewed a Georgia middle school student who captured audio of her teacher ripping President Donald Trump and his ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan.
Josie Orihuela of Hampton Middle School near Atlanta began recording on her phone when sixth-grade teacher Johnetta Benton began reaming out the president.
‘When my president says let’s Make America Great Again when was he talking about?’ Benton is heard asking, and later adding that Trump must mean when ‘[America] was great for Europeans.’
‘Because’ Benton continues, ‘when it comes to minorities, America has never been great for minorities.’
Huntsman said the incident happened at the same high school where another teacher requested students write letters to their lawmakers demanding gun control.
Orihuela said Benton made the comments as she was introducing a video to celebrate Black History Month.
‘It kept getting worse and worse,’ she said.
Though not captured on the audio played by Huntsman, Orihuela said that at one point, Benton surmised aloud that ‘Make America Great Again’ could be a precursor to ‘trying to bring back segregation.’
In 1954, the Supreme Court – led by Chief Justice Earl Warren – outlawed school segregation in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka.
Orihuela said she showed her mother the tape, and that they both were shocked by Benton’s words.
Henry County School District spokesperson J.D. Hardin later called the incident ‘extremely unfortunate’ and said that the ‘matter was addressed’ after the tape went public.”
While this incident might have been addressed, it’s hardly the first of it’s kind, and not likely to be the last time a teacher is caught trying to teach more than they’re allowed to. Fox News Insider recently reported about a teacher who encouraged the children in his class to send letters to Congress in support of stricter gun control laws. He didn’t ask them to send a letter that reflected any political view that they held, only the one that he held:
“The parent of a child whose teacher asked his students to pen letters asking Congress to enact stricter gun laws urged parents to ‘be vigilant’ regarding what their children are taught and told.
According to a Blue Lives Matter report, the assignment from seventh-grade teacher Corey Sanders asked students ‘to pressure lawmakers to have stricter gun laws in the United States.’
William Lee, who is also a police officer, said on ‘Fox and Friends’ Friday that he wouldn’t have found out about the issue had he not asked what his son learned in school.
‘My biggest concern was, what was the intent of the assignment? I found out that it didn’t have anything to do with what [the students] were supposed to be learning in that social studies class,’ he said.
‘It only gave [students] one perspective from which to write. That in itself, I didn’t think was appropriate,’ Lee said.
It turns out that the assignment had not been approved by the school district and the matter was addressed with the teacher.
The Henry County School District told Fox News: ‘The lesson topic was not a part of an approved curriculum. … We would never approve of a politically biased assignment or directive given by a teacher. … We do not condone the actions that transpired. It has been handled appropriately with the teacher to ensure they know this is not acceptable and won’t happen again.’
Many conservatives were dismayed when schools forced religion out of the classrooms, but for the most part, that debate has died down. Now, however, political issues and worldviews are once again being re-introduced to students, but only the politically correct ones.
Do you think this should be tolerated in schools? Let us know in the comments.