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kerry-is-my-prez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 11:13 PM
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Two teachers censored/blacklisted, Secret Service looking into teacher's threat to Bush
Edited on Fri Oct-27-06 11:30 PM by kerry-is-my-prez
The board claims that the death threat was "made past year - but we just reported it now."

The teacher denied making a threat.


http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20...
One reason substitute teacher Sheridan Chester was blacklisted at a middle school is that she told students she "would kill President Bush" if she could, according a letter written by the Lee County School District.

Chester denied making such a statement, saying she advocates nonviolence to the point of admonishing students not to retaliate if someone hits them.



http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2006/sep/29/tom_hanson_s...

naplesnews.com
Tom Hanson: Substitute teachers' blackballing teaches wrong lesson
By Tom Hanson

Friday, September 29, 2006

The fifth-grade students from Allen Park Elementary missed the point of the lesson. They had a puzzled, can-you-please-ask-someone-else look on their faces. They couldnt answer: Why were three dozen people protesting the ban of two substitute teachers Tuesday night outside the Lee County School Board meeting?

The fifth-graders didnt comprehend the signs supporting John Traube and Sheridan Chester, longtime subs who have been placed on the do-not-call list at schools. Some of the students actually were frightened by the protesters chanting, Without freedom, what do we have? Nothing.

-snip-

The children feared the wrong group. The Lee County School Districts actions should have scared them more.

-snip-

After a little prodding, one of the Allen Park students did come up with the correct answer to the reason behind the protest.

It was about freedom of speech, Heather Estes said.

Give that girl a star.

But dont fault the fifth-graders for not knowing. The adults meaning the School District in this case dont understand the lesson. So why should we expect students to know any better?




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Eric J in MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 11:16 PM
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1. If the controversy is over a remark about Bush...
Edited on Fri Oct-27-06 11:17 PM by Eric J in MN
...then it's not a real good article.
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kerry-is-my-prez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 11:18 PM
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2. I just added a part that explains that the part about Bush was just on my local news.
n/t
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LA lady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 11:19 PM
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3. I want to hear the WHOLE story before I judge
In addition to the alleged remark about Bush, Chester, who is black, was accused of making racially charged remarks to black male students in a Lehigh Senior High School class.

Traube was accused of commenting about a Caloosa Middle School female student's breasts, a charge he said was far off-base.

http://www.news-press.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20...
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kerry-is-my-prez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-27-06 11:27 PM
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4. Something very funny is going on. One of them won a golden apple award.
A lot of people are saying that these two teachers had been criticizing the board at board meetings and this is "payback." This whole saga has been going on for some time.

The fact that the Superintendent waited a year to report the supposed threat is fishy too.


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