Are you cognizant that in excess of half the teachers in America are not liberal?
This fallacy is vastly due to the National Education Association (NEA) being so liberal and numerous people combine the NEA with teachers, a fallacy in itself; however the way vocally open Conservative teachers are treated is another reason. I am a perfect illustration of that.
I have been a very forthright conservative school teacher in Las Vegas for over 20 years. The persecution I have had to endure over the past several years is unbelievable. I have taken a stand against what America’s school system is afflicting on our children.
As an actual teacher, in the classroom, for 20 years I have seen firsthand why education is actually failing. “Leaders in education are not concerned for children…they are concerned about their careers.”
The problems for me started after running for U. S. Congress in 1998 and 2000 and overtly took a stand against the school system. Soon after I wrote a book, “Teachers… It Ain’t Your Fault,” that names various names and discloses how the leadership and administration have allowed, through laziness, the education system to be destroyed.
While teaching at a high school for expelled students the campus monitor was caught, by two teachers, advising students that I was a racist – placing me at extremely high risk. The campus monitor as well composed a note to me explaining how racist I was. The school district did nothing regarding this so I went to the Equal Rights Commission (ERC) where their intense investigation supported bias against me and race was a possible motive.
Not long after, Friday, November 30, 2007, the principal removed me from my classroom in full view of the students because I sent a student to the his office for telling the class that one of the teachers was a f…ing b…h.
A little over a year later, January 2009, I was suspended, actually reassigned to home, for allegedly hitting a student. Albeit the entire scene was captured on video illustrating not only did I not touch, hit or abuse the student… it revealed me laughing with everyone. The video also displayed three staff members within 10 feet of the incident who all confirmed no one was hit. In fact I was investigated for child abuse and battery against a minor, in which the DA would not even consider it because of the overwhelming evidence against it.
To illustrate the disparity in the districts behavior, three months later a male teacher seized a female student by the throat and pitched her into a heap of boxes. This was observed by three teachers and a police report was filed. Yet nothing materialized against this teacher who is more of a go along kind of guy.
On Friday, March 12, 2010 approximately FOURTEEN months later and the SAME week my book was released, I was terminated. In reality suspended without pay pending recommendation for termination. I was unable to collect unemployment since I was terminated for cause and as far as getting a job… yeah, I am just what every employer wants, a 55 year old man, suspended pending termination, that has a law suit against his last employer. In July I had an unemployment hearing in which the referee awarded me my unemployment asserting there was absolutely NO validation for the termination.
The only conceivable rationale for this treatment is that I am a Conservative Christian that will not be intimidated, scared or browbeaten by the establishment. I will not cow down or shut up, I care too much about our children.
I have been asked if I regret taking a stand. That is a simple question; I will never regret doing the right thing or standing up for American education.
I hope my fellow Conservative start to realize that there are many Conservative teachers out there watching and looking for Conservatives to come to their rescue and stop confusing them with the NEA. When this materializes, you will notice teachers appearing in droves on the RIGHT side. So the next time you feel like condemning Conservative teachers for not speaking out… remember this story. If you want Conservative teachers to come out of the closet, stop blocking the door.
Teacher/Author “Teachers… It Ain’t Your Fault.”