If you want to hear a first hand reason of what is wrong with the schools in America, you need go no further than this video (which is really just the audio) of a North Carolina teacher who has just taught her class about the supposed “bullying” incident of a school aged Mitt Romney cutting a classmate’s hair – because he didn’t like it. And now many are raising doubts about the incident reported in the Washington Post.
A student then asks the teacher if Barack Obama is a bully too because he pushed a female classmate in High School (a war on women perhaps?).
The student was obviously referring to the story Obama told in his book, Dreams of my Father.
Well, the teacher was having none of that. Students are not allowed to criticize Barack Obama because he is the president.
According to The Right Scoop:
In response to a short discussion on Romney having ‘bullied’ a student when he was in high school, a student in the North Rowan High School class suggested that Obama was also a bully in grade school. The teacher then yelled at the student for criticizing Obama because he’s a sitting president. But the student argued that they are both equal, that they are both men and that if you are going to criticize one side, you have to criticize the other. But the teacher argued the opposite, saying that they were not equal because Obama IS the president and Romney is simply running for president, and because of that we can’t say anything bad about Obama but we can about Romney.
I believe the student has a very good case that the teacher denied him is right to free speech. This was an open discussion in the classroom and the kids were obviously invited to discuss the topic. However, the blatent censorship that the teacher put on the content of the discussion is a clear violation. Yet she is still teaching!