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Originally posted by rapture777
I wonder if the letter said blacks insted of Puerto Rican how the people will think about her? Is racist! If she send a letter to congres I just can imagine how she would treat a puerto rican student or a coworker.... If the school have rules about it, she lose the job.. What will she teach the children? That Puerto Rican are immigrants? Wow and she said that them cant get a job and she is the first ignorant uneducated fool! I read the article, it says that she have problems before. The ones that should be ban from school are ignorant racist teacher like her!
Originally posted by RANT
Are ya'll still going on about this?
Well, it's a boring Friday night in the Midwest lmao
She's not in jail. She's suspended from her job.
Of course she has a right to say anything she wants. And accept the consquences. Employer's have right's too (Can't believe I have to keep telling conservatives that.)
I think the issue is how did this teacher infringe on her employer's rights while using her right to free speech? If she infringed on her employer's rights in any way then there should be consequences. The consequences should match the behavior. Firing/suspension is a tad overboard. However, that seems to be the atmosphere of the country right now.
Free speech is protected. But not from reasonable consequences.
Is it reasonable to fire someone, hence taking away their livelihood, due to their exercising of their constitutional rights? Would you find it reasonable if your real name were discovered, traced back to your employer, your employer reads some of your posts on this board, and fires you because he/she finds something you said contrary to their own belief system? Would you be posting the same words? I guess we all have to decide for ourselves how we define "reasonable consequences".
She's not being silenced. Just fired. Now she has more time to write her congressman.
It's going to be tough buying her writing supplies without an income lmao Though, she can file for unemployment benefits when and if they choose to fire her ...
Why do I increasingly feel like the conservative in all these discussions?
Originally posted by rapture777
She have the right to free speech but, would you let your kid in school with a teacher like that?? You can't be a racist and be in a work, that deals with people of all kind every day and have to treat them as equals.. In other words, she is telling the people that she cant handle it, because they're puerto ricans in the school and she is racist... Thats why the KKK people wear those mask.
[edit on 20-8-2005 by rapture777]
Originally posted by Star of Curiosity
As far as anyone being in the military, the job of the military is to protect the CONSTITUTION. The military is to protect the foundation of this country, though, that ideal has certainly been skewed within the past 50 years or so . Nonetheless, part of that foundation is Freedom of Speech. This teacher was not doing this from the school itself, and the state/federal government was out of line allowing her letter (IF she indeed sent one) to be released to the public eye.
I think anyone can choose to see racism in every situation if they are on the lookout for a cause.
Originally posted by C0le
Wonder if the ACLU will be there for her?
the fifth-grade teacher said the district gave her the option to teach homebound students if she met with a psychiatrist and signed a letter of apology written by district staff.