posted on Aug, 19 2005 @ 03:09 AM
Web: she blames the influx of Purto Ricans as the cause; the reality, as far as I can tell, is the increased class size that is lowering educational
ability. It so happens that she has observed that many Purto Rican immigrants have been joining her class over the past 5 years, so she blames them.
As I said, it's not a race issue, it's a numbers issue and she was foolish to make the racial distinction instead of demanding more
teachers/schools. However, in America, we don't have legal ramifications for those labels. We just have, apparently, social ones that will ruin your
life regardless of the law.
And that brings me to nikelbee. She has been a teacher for 5 years at that school. Never before was a charge of racism leveled against her. If you
don't think that it's possible to feel the way she does yet teach without letting those feelings effect her, look at some parents. There are many
parents out there today, Dick Cheney included, who have a problem with the homosexual community and agenda. They believe it is wrong, yet one of their
children turns out to be gay. Despite their dislike for the lifestyle, they still love them to death. This woman became a teacher, I'm guessing,
because she loves to teach children. Because she sees this influx of Purto Ricans increasing her class size doesn't mean she suddenly hates every
student whose skin color is a little darker than others. You can still feel compassion for an individual you know is screwing things up, so I would
assume you could feel compassion for an individual who is a member of a group you think is screwing things up.
Your protest example is a public display, as opposed to this woman's private correspondance with a congress person. Do you seriously believe that
that teacher you mentioned who was fired should not, and according to the law cannot, believe the war in Iraq is wrong if they're a teacher? If you
become a teacher, suddenly you sacrifice all of your freedoms, public and private, and simply agree with the state, no matter its decisions?
As to the question of the leaked letter, I have many questions about that. If that congressperson leaked the letter to the newspaper because he
didn't agree with the teacher's premise, I hope he's exposed and hung. That is such a shi^^y thing to do; it's almost 1984 thought police style --
I disagree with your opinion, so I will ruin your life.