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Teacher under fire for not allowing students to watch Trump's inauguration speech

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posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:06 PM
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WILLIAMSTON, Mich. (WNEM) - A teacher is under fire for refusing to let his fourth grade students watch the inauguration speech of President-Elect Donald Trump.

Brett Meteyer, of Explorer Elementary in Williamston, wrote to parents that his class will not be watching the inaugural address on Friday.

Meteyer said he has allowed students to watch the inaugural speeches of the last two presidents, but worries what Trump will say given his past remarks about minorities, women and the disabled.

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And his decision is not politically motivated, sure it is not. This is an American process, and students should be able to witness it, good or bad. If he was any type of good teacher, he would have a discussion before and after. He should see this as an opportunity to teach about the 1st Amendment and free speech. How this is freedom to speak without fear the government will censor you because what you say is not popular. It should not be a lesson censorship.

SMH



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posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:10 PM
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Just another good example on how important it is to home school your children if at all possible! Teachers don't teach anymore, they indoctrinate.


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posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:11 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

Though I think such reasoning is nonsensical, born of identity politics, and a severe case of systematic bigotry, censorship, and authoritarianism, I must admit it is enjoyable watching political correctness and narcissistic virtue-signalling in its death-throes. The culture is shifting.
edit on 18-1-2017 by LesMisanthrope because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:12 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

This is along the same lines of something a friend of mine did.
I don't agree with it.

She teaches probably first or second grade, and had a mock election where most of her students voted for Trump.
She was so upset, she advertised on Facebook that she was going to have them revote the next day after being reeducated on the voting process. I couldn't agree with her on that. More reason for me to want to homeschool my kids, should I ever decide to have any.

Thankfully she got called out on it. Too bad she had to backtrack and delete her post about it.


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posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:12 PM
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I have seen many, many people who are so far up their own ***es, they don't recognize how ridiculous they seem. All up in arms about Trump being elected.

My partner's sister, who is American but lives in Costa Rica even said "I'm not moving back to the US now that Trump is President".

Then my best friend's mom refused to go to work after the election results were in because she "just couldn't take it".

Grow the F*** UP people. This is absolutely pathetic. My grandfather who fought in WW2 would never, ever stand for this crap. He would slap me upside the head if I said anything like this.


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posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:12 PM
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Whoa. If only Americans were this defiant against the last 3 presidents that took everything from them and sold it to the highest bidder with the cheapest labor. America would not be in the position Trump has promised to get them out of. Ironic isn't it?



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:13 PM
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I voted for Trump.... and think way too many people are still way too "hurt" by his winning the election...

But I don't see what the issue is here. Anyone (kids included) can head over to the interwebz and watch it on their own time. It's my understanding that there aren't enough hours in the day for kids to learn the basics that they are supposed to.

So, there's that.

However, the fact that, "Meteyer said he has allowed students to watch the inaugural speeches of the last two presidents, but worries what Trump will say given his past remarks about minorities, women and the disabled," irks me a bit. In my opinion (my best guess in other words) one of two things are going on here...

1) The teacher knows full well that Trump isn't going to go on a racist tirade and is trying to give the little ones the impression that Trump likely will. (Never too late to start brainwashing I guess).

or

2) The teacher is one of those people that are irrationally still "emotional" about Trumps victory and in his emotionally unbalanced state, simply can't bring himself to let the kids see the moment Trump goes from citizen to President.

In either case, I question whether or not this person should be in the classroom.



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:22 PM
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originally posted by: Britster1821
a reply to: Krakatoa

This is along the same lines of something a friend of mine did.
I don't agree with it.

She teaches probably first or second grade, and had a mock election where most of her students voted for Trump.
She was so upset, she advertised on Facebook that she was going to have them revote the next day after being reeducated on the voting process. I couldn't agree with her on that. More reason for me to want to homeschool my kids, should I ever decide to have any.

Thankfully she got called out on it. Too bad she had to backtrack and delete her post about it.


The saddest part of that story is that the teacher actually thought that forcing the children to "re-vote" was OK. I mean, seriously. That is one of the prime reasons for the current behavior of the people refusing to accept the soon-to-be president of the U.S. Failure to understand how to lose gracefully, and to see it as an opportunity to win the next time.

SMH



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:23 PM
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Ironic since Trump won Michigan.




posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:23 PM
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I don`t think 4th graders really want to watch a boring inauguration, the kids probably feel like the teacher is doing them a favor by not making them watch it.



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:25 PM
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Given THAT statement,HE IS inappropriate for education.
Perhaps women's studies or flower arranging...



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:27 PM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
I don`t think 4th graders really want to watch a boring inauguration, the kids probably feel like the teacher is doing them a favor by not making them watch it.


That is not the point though, now is it? HE allowed his former students to watch the last 2 inaugurations (for President Obama), but not this time, not for president-elect Trump. Sure seems to me to be politically motivated. If he was any kind of real teacher, he would use this as a teaching opportunity about free speech. But, I guess that is too difficult a job. Many think kids are stupid, but they are a lot more intelligent that some of us give them credit. Why not reinforce that by explaining this process for them...as he seems to not have any issue with that in the past when a democrat was being sworn into office.



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:29 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963

In my college, I had a professor who mentioned that the Saudis played a big role in 9/11, so there is still some hope.



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:31 PM
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Seems to me that there will be a teaching opening in WIlliamston. It's a mere stones throw from the MSU campus.

More fine teaching being utilized. Instead of teaching anything, just shut it out.

Lalalalal....lalala......la



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:37 PM
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a reply to: Krakatoa

That is the pure definition of a bad educator. Political opinion has no relevance to allowing the youth to learn and develop thoughts for themselves. Our school system educates followers and balks at signs of leaders striving for new ideas... sadly.



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:42 PM
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a reply to: starwarsisreal

There is a bit of a difference between offering an individual opinion on a historical event and shunning others from participating in a historical event based on individual opinion...



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:50 PM
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Meh. He cannot stop students from watching it. It's on youtube.



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 08:54 PM
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originally posted by: happyfeets
Meh. He cannot stop students from watching it. It's on youtube.


Again, not really the point. He is supposed to be a teacher. He is supposed to teach. Preventing them from seeing it when he never had an issue prior is simply wrong IMO.

The worlds answers are not all on YouTube. There is a lot to say for watching something live, when there is not much chance of it being edited and changed before you see it later on the tube.



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 09:09 PM
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I remember when JFK was shot. The school put it over the entire PA system. Kids from both liberal and conservative families had tears together. They weren't worried it might injure our little minds



posted on Jan, 18 2017 @ 09:10 PM
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a reply to: visitedbythem

Challenger, Reagan and 9/11 as well.




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