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The Other Side of the Coin- Another Teacher Screws Up

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posted on May, 12 2010 @ 05:24 AM
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I have been outspoken on the issue of illegal immigration & the Arizona law. And my position has not changed. But when it comes to teachers talking politics in the classroom and taking those views out on their students (who are a "captive audience"), that is just wrong on so many levels.
There have been no protests in San Antonio that I know of. Even though tension exists regarding this issue, it hasn't been in the news- also that I know since I don't watch tv.
It is my opinion that what this teacher did was even worse than what happened in both California situations because there was no possible justification for it- even reaching. It was hurtful, cruel and she was exploiting her position as an authority figure.

There is a video accompanying this story. And the comments, at least the first few pages, are pretty good.


"SAN ANTONIO – Augustine Ortiz says his English class at Jefferson High School took an ugly twist when his teacher insisted on discussing the immigration bill last week.

"The teacher was giving her opinion on what's happening in Arizona, and she made some racist remarks towards the Mexicans," said Ortiz, a twelfth grader at Jefferson High.

Ortiz, 18, says he just happened to be wearing a Guadalajara Chivas soccer jersey when the teacher told him to sit in front of her class.

“She said that Mexicans were ruining this country, and before you know it, it was going to be the United States of Mexico,” Ortiz recalled."

www.woai.com...

If the states and the federal government don't enforce the laws in this country, it is going to tear this country apart. You can't legislate sentiment. Amnesty has been tried and only made matters much worse.




posted on May, 12 2010 @ 07:36 AM
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No better than nor worse than the other situations happening. The only difference is it is an American saying "hurtful" things. Since it's an American, it will be blown out of proportion and she'll probably be fired etc......while the minorities will go on spouting their rhetoric at will. Nothing to see here, status quo in effect.



posted on May, 12 2010 @ 07:43 AM
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*sigh* not another one.
What the hell are they serving in the teachers staff rooms thats making them STUPID.
How on earth do these people get a job teaching our kids

what sickens me more is that tax $$ pay for these Imbecile teachers wages.



posted on May, 12 2010 @ 07:52 AM
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Originally posted by adifferentbreed
No better than nor worse than the other situations happening. The only difference is it is an American saying "hurtful" things. Since it's an American, it will be blown out of proportion and she'll probably be fired etc......while the minorities will go on spouting their rhetoric at will. Nothing to see here, status quo in effect.


Totally agree this will be blown out of proportion because it's coming from the other side but that also doesn't excuse the fact that this teacher is an idiot. In my mind this debate is NOT about Mexicans but illegal immigration as a whole. Like someone mentioned in a different thread, a lot of illegal immigrants are coming from countries far south of Mexico.



posted on May, 12 2010 @ 07:53 AM
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This isn't about illegal immigrants (though that is the underlying controversy). It is about having a free for all/ no impulse control. As a teacher, impulse control is critical if a person wants to keep their job or is fit for it.
Simply put, if it is indeed what she did, it was verbal abuse & it was an extremely low blow. I don't care what the kid did - even if he threw a racial slur first. I think it was worse. It was pointedly racist. It was on a par with the Hispanic guy who gave the racist speech.

Thank you for reminding me of that, Anjin. While I think it would have been even more cruel had their been any children of illegal migrants, it doesn't appear that there were any in the class judging from comments by students.

[edit on 12-5-2010 by DogsDogsDogs]



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