Plenty of coverage on the net this weekend concerning this story out of North Carolina. Supposedly the teacher was so left-wing and intolerant in the past, one student made the decision to record audio. The school administration calls it a “learning experience.”
The audio is below, but I can not figure out if this was part of a former lecture or just a jab-fest before or after class or something. If the class is in formal session, the first thing to note is that the teacher has zero control of the class.
In short, the student seems much more familiar with the Constitution, the law and current events than the teacher. Seriously, it’s like the teacher has a stubborn opinion and the student is the one playing devils advocate – with actual facts – to get the teacher to think about the subject.
That said, the teacher is the one with the power in the classroom and it’s funny as hell she’s complaining about Romney being a bully when she is a the real bully, suggesting students could be charged with a criminal offense after “slandering” the president.
None of this should surprise you.
The video shows a classroom discussion about the Washington Post hit piece about Mitt Romney bullying a kid some five decades ago. One student says, “Didn’t Obama bully someone though?” The teacher says: “Not to my knowledge.” The student then cites the fact that Obama, in Dreams from My Father, admits to shoving a little girl. “Stop, no, because there is no comparison,” screams the teacher. Romney is “running for president. Obama is the president.”
The student responds that both are “just men.”
The teacher yells — literally yells — that Obama is “due the respect that every other president is due … Listen,” she continues, “let me tell you something, you will not disrespect the president of the United States in this classroom.” She yells over the student repeatedly, and yells at him that it’s disrespect for him to even debate about Romney and Obama.
The student says that he can say what he wants.
“Not about him, you won’t,” says the teacher.
The teacher then tells the student – wrongly – that it is a criminal offense to say bad things about a president. “Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush? Do you realize you are not supposed to slander the president?”