American students do poorly on standardized tests for math and science when you compare them to students in Europe and Asia.
Why is that?
American kids are not stupid. Far from it. American kids are some of the brightest in the world.
Could the problem be the teachers and the education system? An incident out of North Carolina points out what could be a problem.
A YouTube video uploaded on Monday afternoon apparently shows a schoolteacher from the Rowan-Salisbury school district in North Carolina informing a student that failing to be respectful of President Obama is a criminal offense. Breitbart News has uncovered that the student is a high school junior, and that the teacher is apparently one Tanya Dixon-Neely.
The video shows a classroom discussion about the Washington Post hit piece about Mitt Romney bullying a kid some five decades ago. One student says, “Didn’t Obama bully someone though?” The teacher says: “Not to my knowledge.” The student then cites the fact that Obama, in Dreams from My Father, admits to shoving a little girl. “Stop, no, because there is no comparison,” screams the teacher. Romney is “running for president. Obama is the president.”
The student responds that both are “just men.”
The teacher yells -- literally yells -- that Obama is “due the respect that every other president is due … Listen,” she continues, “let me tell you something, you will not disrespect the president of the United States in this classroom.” She yells over the student repeatedly, and yells at him that it's disrespect for him to even debate about Romney and Obama.
The student says that he can say what he wants.
“Not about him, you won’t,” says the teacher.
The teacher then tells the student – wrongly – that it is a criminal offense to say bad things about a president. “Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush? Do you realize you are not supposed to slander the president?”
The student says that it would violate First Amendment rights to jail someone for such sentiments. “You would have to say some pretty f’d up crap about him to be arrested,” says the student. “They cannot take away your right to have your opinion … They can’t take that away unless you threaten the president.”
Clearly this teacher would prefer to be back in her favorite county, the old Soviet Union.
This is the problem. We have so many teachers who are far left wing nuts who are more interested in political indoctrination than they are in teaching. America has been throwing money at the education system for seventy years.
All we have to show for it are teachers’ unions, massive educational bureaucracies and test scores that get worse every year. In many cities, while the unions enjoy lucrative contracts that protect even the worst teacher from being fired, the graduation rate plummets to 50%.
This teacher? Not only was she not fired, according to press reports; she is still on the job.
It is safe to say, anything those kids learn is in spite of her, not because of her.
If this video exists, it needs to be sent around the internet for all to see. And the teacher exposed for her bigotry.
Here is the video..... UNBELIEVABLE!!!!
The video is on u tube. you hear the conversation and can see it is a class room but see no faces. I put it on face book. She doesn't even sound educated but more like an idiot. oops just noticed some one put the link up
Here is original article from Salisbury Post on MKay 19: http://www.salisburypost.com/News/051912-North-teacher-on-video-qcd
Here is latest article from today: http://www.salisburypost.com/News/052112-WEB-North-Rowan-teacher-su...
Wanda, you do not need to see the video. Just do what I did, go to one of the local schools (Institutions for Liberal Brainwashing, is what I call them) and listen to the teachers. Videos can, and have been, doctored. Real life can not. Schools are nothing more than Liberal Socialist Democrat institutions where they teach a liberal agenda, with the intent of dumbing down our children to accept a socialist agenda. Make them 'Good little citizens', 'Good little socialist'. They do not teach American values anymore, American history anymore, I have seen and heard it in real time. Putting your child in a public school (government dumbing down academy) now a days is nothing but child abuse.
Where is the video?
Of what race is that teacher? I'm asking because if she's of African-American descent I want to immediately inform Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Louie Farrakhan, Jeremiah Wright and Eric Holder so they can rush to North Carolina and protect this black woman's right to shred the US Constitution.....
She is Black, and an obvious supporter of Obama.
In the video it sure sounds like she is black.
The one I saw was really just voice only.. the kid had the phone recording and from what I heard was the female teacher was black....