It’s well documented that college and university professors lean way to the left. So much so that they often vilify conservative students and attempt to bully them to convert to their liberal worldview. You can read more about this in an article published in our most recent e-newsletter. (Sign up for this great way to keep informed about what’s happening on our nation’s campuses here.)
But now we have proof that the liberal bullying by teachers at tax-supported schools is not limited to the realms of higher education. The principal at Charles Carroll High School in Philadelphia confirms a teenaged honor student, Samantha Pawlucy, was accosted by her math teacher for wearing a t-shirt to school supporting Mitt Romney and Matt Ryan. The teacher told her to get out of her class, and said, ”You can’t wear a Republican shirt in a Democratic school.”
But Miss Pawlucy is made of sterner stuff than most, and refused to leave. She also refused to take the shirt off, as instructed by her teacher, who along with other students, continued to tease her and compared her shirt to a KKK robe.
Surprisingly the school principal knew enough about the constitution to take action immediately and transfer the ignorant teacher out of Miss Pawlucy’s class. The teacher herself obviously has no understanding of free speech, so some elementary training on the constitutional rights of conservative students by the principal is warranted right away.
But let me get this straight. A teacher being paid with tax dollars not only has the audacity to criticize the political views of one her students, but actually calls her a bigot and compares her to the KKK because she supports the candidate that is most committed to religious freedom. She then attempts to remove the child from the classroom, and leads other students in continuing to harass Miss Pawlucy because of her conservative beliefs.
This cancer of liberal bias in our public education system has metastasized to the point that teachers and professors have no fear of repercussion when they attempt to force students in their charge to accept their extreme values. And a more recent report indicates a school in Tampa actually allowed a pro-Obama organization to campaign in that high school (without equal time for a GOP group), though school officials claim they were deceived into thinking the group was from the elections office. We need some serious constitutional chemotherapy and that begins with parents and students – from elementary school to college - getting informed about their fundamental rights and responsibilities. You can start by accessing our resources at AllianceDefendingFreedom.org/Education or contacting us at 800-835-5233 if you need free legal advice on how to stand up like my new heroine Samanta Pawlucy at your school.