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Old 10-04-2004, 10:05 AM   #16
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No, it gets milked when the Bush campaign "hires" her.

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Old 10-04-2004, 10:09 AM   #17
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this is where it got confusing:

School officials would not talk on camera but insist nobody here has been fired. To that, Ms. Pillai-Diaz asks what does it mean then when your boss asks you to hand over the keys and kicks you out of the building? She also says she is not sure if she'll be returning to school tomorrow.

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Old 10-04-2004, 10:13 AM   #18
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Making a teacher go home for displaying a historical figure along with other similar historical figures should make you angry whether you are democrat or republican.
This is not a partisan issue.
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Old 10-04-2004, 10:14 AM   #19
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Can we agree she was not fired?
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Old 10-04-2004, 10:20 AM   #20
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1. She was asked to leave.
2. Asked to turn in her keys.
3. She hasn't been contacted by the school resulting in her not knowing if she should come in or not.
I guess if we are splitting hairs I will admit that no, she wasn't technically fired. However the writting seems to be on the wall.
If the forum administrator wants to change the title of my post so be it.
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Old 10-04-2004, 12:05 PM   #21
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I'm a teacher. Once I put a photo of Bush here. And they told me to leave too...
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Even if she wasn't fired--that this is even an issue is absurd.
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your kiddies asked you to leave?
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we should just get over this... she wasn't fired, she was simply placed on administrative leave
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Old 10-04-2004, 12:24 PM   #25
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Ok...let me see if I got this right?
Teacher puts up a pic of Bush, next to
other presidents, and is asked to leave
the building?
As much as I detest Bush, he is still the
This makes no sense at all. I think there's more to this story, than just a posting up a picture of Bush.
If not, I see this school's action leading to big doo doo.
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Old 10-04-2004, 12:36 PM   #26
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Originally posted by nbcrusader
I would expect a teacher's union to step in here.
I doubt that, since the NEA is predominately liberal.
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Old 10-04-2004, 01:52 PM   #27
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When I was teacher, teaching about current leaders was part of our lesson plans and in the standards.
That teacher needs to get a lawyer and sue the school district for harrassment and anything else which applies. Then, she needs to take the vice-principal before the school board to have his motives reviewed.
This is why I dont teach anymore! Too much bulls--t
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Old 10-04-2004, 02:23 PM   #28
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This makes no sense. She puts a picture of the president up. She gets harrassed because she doesn't include a picture of the damn Democratic nominee. I may be a Kerry supporter, but this pisses me off. Bush is the president; Kerry is not. She's put pictures of the presidents up, and gets kicked out of her school for it.
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Announcements from the South Brunswick Board of Education

Ms. Pillai-Diaz is a new Language Arts teacher in the South Brunswick Schools. Recently, the school administration began receiving complaints from students and parents that Ms. Pillai-Diaz was using her position, classroom and teaching time to engage in partisan politics. Students reported that she had made statements which denigrated one party over the other. The conversations included Ms. Pillai-Diaz telling some students who offered opinions contrary to her statements, that she was “glad they were not old enough to vote.” Other comments to students, including such statements as, “you should be ashamed to be a Democrat” have been verified through student interviews.

A classroom bulletin board, normally intended for curriculum-related matters, was set up as what she herself described as a “personal bulletin board.” On the bulletin board she placed a picture of the President, the President's dog, the Oval Office and several other Presidential artifacts. In addition, she placed a stuffed elephant on a classroom cabinet, which generated student reaction and discussion about partisan politics.

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IF this is true.

and i do believe it.

why else, would three parents complain?

this teacher is a sack

that should be sacked.

But, the UNION will probably save her.

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