Neal Barton's POV

Leave politics to the parents


POSTED: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 5:57pm

UPDATED: Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 9:38am

A high school in North Carolina is getting all sorts of publicity for all the wrong reasons.

A high school teacher reportedly has been suspended with pay after she was captured on video shouting at a student who questioned President Obama and suggesting he could be arrested for criticizing a sitting president.

The Salisbury Post reported Monday that district school officials suspended the teacher in the course of their investigation into the incident.

The newspaper, which first reported on the YouTube video, did not identify the teacher in question, who is reportedly on staff at North Rowan High School. The video does not show faces, but the heated argument in the classroom can clearly be heard.

"Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush?" the teacher said toward the end of the argument, telling the student, "you are not supposed to slander the president."

The student told the teacher that one can't be arrested "unless you threaten the president."

Looks like he is smarter than her.

The argument started when the classroom began discussing news reports that Mitt Romney bullied a fellow student when he was in high school.

What is wrong with us?

The media is full of commentaries like this on and op-ed pieces, but they are clearly marked just that.

Why can't a school system in America just teach both side?

When I was a kid taking government and classes like that, I had no idea where my teachers fell politically.

That's how it should be.

Please teach how the government works in school and leave the rest to the student.

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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The teacher was defending Obama? Betcha the NEA and poosibly the ACLU will ride to the teacher's rescue.

Wow, where is the racial comments? Really, the student has a great point and you can tell who is instigating this.. The teacher should be fired...this is crazy and won't listen to any other side. Racial tones you can tell.

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