June 02, 2005

State of Education.

Marine Sgt. Zach Richardson, newly returned from his deployment in Iraq, was refused admission to a 6th grade class that had supported him with their letters throughout his time overseas. Not only did the prinicpal refuse to let him speak to the class and offer his thanks for their support, she had him escorted from the building and then had the poor judgement to offer a "Cover Thine Ass" statement that implied that a Marine could not be trusted not to go into a blood rage and hurt a bunch of kids.

I heard this discussed on the Neal Boortz radio show yesterday, but nowhere I looked provided me with any information. Even Boortz didn't add it to his Newz yesterday. Today, he discussed it again, and this time provided a little more information.

This principal has at least one of several potential things wrong with either her thought processes or her judgement. Her refusal to act on the submitted request by the teacher to have the Marine as a guest speaker shows a general disrespect for the staff beneath her in the school's chain of command, as well as an inappropriate use of passive agressive behaviors to artificially and coercively maintain control of those beneath her. When her behaviors were pointed out as inappropriate by strangers and outsiders to her superiors, she attempted to justify them and bolster her position by fabricating a statement making unfounded inuendos against a servicemember and falsely implying that any association between the servicemember and the class would be damaging to the students.

This is why I shudder every day when I send my daughter to a public school.

This is why after three years toward an education degree I called "Bullshit" and left the program.

This is why it isn't the sheepskin on the wall that makes an administrator, or a manager, or a principal.

The school board in Greensboro, GA needs to tell this principal to prepare a written apology, not just to Sgt Richardson, but to each and every student she maligned as being too fragile or unstable to be in the company of a Patriot. She also needs to prepare a similar letter to each parent who has ever served or is currently serving, apolgizing for her lack of respect for their sacrifices to ensure her safety and even her educational opportunities at a time in the past when military personnel enforced court ordered desegration across the country, particularly in the south.

Posted by Mamamontezz at June 2, 2005 07:45 PM

The Sheeple in the educational system are selected by their ability to go along with the Socialist agenda, not by their qualifications. I have seen school job advertisements stating "openings for persons with the right thinking", it doesn't get more blatant than that. Schools are controlled by tenured faculty, NEA and State Educational Associations, all entrenched, always clamoring for more funds. There are some very good teachers out there but they have to become submissive to the bureaucrats in charge. I tried three successive years to get on part time locally as a repair and maintenance person, everytime I'd go to the school board to sign back up I'd be sickened by the bureacracy and the attitude, I definately don't have the right thinking, nor do I want to work for people who are in lockstep with Carl Marx. I do my part though, as a voter I vote against all school levies and tax increases, and will continue to do so until we the people are back in control of the school system. As for this individual, all federal funding should be suspended until she can treat another federal employee with due respect and issue an appropriate nationwide apology.

Posted by: Jack at June 3, 2005 08:38 AM

As far as I am concerned, there is only one letter this principal needs to write, and perhaps a carbon copy to the marine and/or the teacher:

Dear (insert name of superintendent):

Due to my completely inappropriate and insensitive handling of a teacher's request to have an honorable US marine who recently returned from active duty as a guest speaker in his/her classroom, I hereby resign as principal of (insert name of school).

This resignation is effective immediately. I sincerely apologize for the disgrace I have brought upon my school and its board of education.

(insert signature and name of principal)

This teacher's actions were not only inappropriate, but deplorable. If I were the teacher in question, I'd be looking for her job.


Posted by: RightWingRocker at June 3, 2005 12:32 PM

Or his job, whichever the case may be.


Posted by: RightWingRocker at June 3, 2005 12:33 PM

I actually wrote her a letter...and I posted it on my blog. I would like your opinion...

Posted by: Dana at June 4, 2005 11:08 AM

It's good that the treasonous moonbats are making themselves know for what they really are now, because maybe America will wake up.

Posted by: Improbulus Maximus at June 12, 2005 05:19 PM
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