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Teacher slams patriotic shirts, kicks students out of class




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Quote:A high-school math teacher in Woodstock, Georgia, a northern suburb of Atlanta, was captured on video recently ordering two of her students to cover the Make America Great Again slogan of President Trump or else leave her classroom.

The entire scene was captured on camera last Thursday when she told the students with the pro-Trump shirts to leave, comparing the MAGA slogan to Nazi swastikas.

The Cherokee County School District has since apologized for the teacher’s actions and said that all teachers would be reminded in a memo that they are not to express their political opinions to students in the classroom.

“Just like you cannot wear a swastika in school, you cannot wear [Make America Great Again] like that,” Lyn Orletsky told her students during a math class at the school Thursday.

She asked them to flip their shirts inside out or leave.

“Please go. Please go at least for this class.

“I don’t care what you do in other classes but in my class …”

A third student then questioned the teacher.

“Wait, so both of them have to like flip their shirts inside out because it says Trump on the top?” the unidentified student asked.

“Because it says ‘Make America Great Again.’ The Neo-Nazis … I’m not saying about Trump, but the slogan,” the teacher replied before the video ends.

The teacher then sent the students out of her class, either to flip their shirts inside out or to leave entirely.

The video was sent to Turning Point News, which posted it on its website. The woman in the video has been identified as math teacher Lyn Orletsky from River Ridge High School in Woodstock, which is some 30 minutes north of Atlanta up Interstate 575.

Woodstock is in Cherokee County, a conservative county that voted solidly for Donald Trump in the presidential election.

River Ridge High School touts itself as one of the best public high schools in the nation. Its slogan, broadcast on the front page of its website, is “Where students and learning come first.”

But it appears that, at least in the case of Lyn Orletsky during math class Thursday, the teacher’s political opinion came first.

“To liken a democratically elected president to a genocidal regime is not only perversely incorrect, but indicative of a greater cultural trend,” wrote Turning Point, a conservative student group.

Turning Point says the media have drawn too many comparisons between President Trump and Hitler’s Nazi Party, to the point that a teacher at a high school feels compelled to order her students to not wear their Trump shirts.

“The Nazis were a brutal regime that killed millions of Jews,,” Turning Point declared. “To compare Trump to the Nazis is horrible. They orchestrated one of the largest and most horrifying genocides in human history. The holocaust was one of humanity’s lowest points.”

“Teachers in positions of authority have an obligation to encourage dialogue and common sense thinking. Criticism of candidates is permissible, but to use the stigma of the Nazis in such a way is not only morally bankrupt, it is harmful to our society.”

Disciplinary action?

Cherokee County Schools has apologized but would not say if the teacher faces any disciplinary action. The district also refused to release the teacher’s name – that only came to light when students revealed it to Turning Point News.

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She is an idiot.

"Make America Great Again" is like a swastika????
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I don't know about this school but in many schools, it is district policy to not allow political shirts to be worn.

While she may have not handled it in the proper way, she actually did the right thing.
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This is much ado about nothing.

She's just an idiot. Now she knows and won't try to do this kind of crap again.

I could make a sweeping statement about this being the new low bar for many American teachers but we have enough proof of that already.
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(09-05-2017 03:33 PM)Fitbud Wrote:  I don't know about this school but in many schools, it is district policy to not allow political shirts to be worn.

While she may have not handled it in the proper way, she actually did the right thing.

ONLY if that is policy in this school district. Doesn't seem that it is.
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(09-05-2017 03:33 PM)Fitbud Wrote:  I don't know about this school but in many schools, it is district policy to not allow political shirts to be worn.

While she may have not handled it in the proper way, she actually did the right thing.

No she didn't, and I'd bet my life's earnings she wouldn't have said anything about an Obama, Che, or Mao shirt.

If my kid had her as a teacher and he expressed his own support of Trump, I'd make sure he had a different Trump or MAGA shirt to wear every day for the rest of the year if he wanted to do so.
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(09-05-2017 03:34 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(09-05-2017 03:33 PM)Fitbud Wrote:  I don't know about this school but in many schools, it is district policy to not allow political shirts to be worn.

While she may have not handled it in the proper way, she actually did the right thing.

ONLY if that is policy in this school district. Doesn't seem that it is.

Exactly. I'm almost sure it is. There has even been a supreme court case about it.

The SC ruled that schools can ban anything political that causes a disruption to learning.

I would have simply written them up and not allowed them in class until their parents came with a change of clothes.
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(09-05-2017 03:38 PM)Fitbud Wrote:  
(09-05-2017 03:34 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(09-05-2017 03:33 PM)Fitbud Wrote:  I don't know about this school but in many schools, it is district policy to not allow political shirts to be worn.

While she may have not handled it in the proper way, she actually did the right thing.

ONLY if that is policy in this school district. Doesn't seem that it is.

Exactly. I'm almost sure it is. There has even been a supreme court case about it.

The SC ruled that schools can ban anything political that causes a disruption to learning.

I would have simply written them up and not allowed them in class until their parents came with a change of clothes.


Well it doesn't appear that type of policy exists in that particular district. The only one causing a disruption was the teacher.
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(09-05-2017 03:34 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(09-05-2017 03:33 PM)Fitbud Wrote:  I don't know about this school but in many schools, it is district policy to not allow political shirts to be worn.

While she may have not handled it in the proper way, she actually did the right thing.

ONLY if that is policy in this school district. Doesn't seem that it is.

And only if that policy is applied equally, of which I'd bet dollars to donuts that it is not.............
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(09-05-2017 03:33 PM)Fitbud Wrote:  I don't know about this school but in many schools, it is district policy to not allow political shirts to be worn.

While she may have not handled it in the proper way, she actually did the right thing.

The proper way to address issues with students is to speak to them privately, whether that is done at the teachers desk or out in the hallway. (If she had spoken to them privately, we may never have heard about it) But she chose to call them out in front of the whole class. She wanted to give her POV about Trump. She teaches math, where politics does not come up when being taught.

All she did was disrupt the class and take away from her students education.
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Statement from the school district

http://cherokeek12.net/riverridgehs/2017...-incident/

Quote:Dear Parents,

On behalf of the Superintendent, this message is to provide you with more information about a story currently circulating in the media and on social media regarding an incident at one of our high schools.

In this regard, a River Ridge High School math teacher on Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017 erroneously told two students their shirts with campaign slogans were not permitted in class. Her actions were wrong, as the “Make America Great Again” shirts worn by the students are not a violation of our School District dress code. The teacher additionally — and inappropriately — shared her personal opinion about the campaign slogan during class.

The school’s Principal immediately met with and apologized to these students and their families. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower is deeply sorry that this incident happened in one of our schools; it does not reflect his expectation that all students be treated equally and respectfully by our employees.

While we cannot discuss disciplinary action against a teacher, we can assure you that the students face no disciplinary action. The Superintendent also is instructing all Principals to meet with their teachers and staff to review the dress code and remind them that their political opinions should not be shared with students.

As people across the country are being encouraged by some social media sites to contact the school, we anticipate a potentially high call volume over the next week. If possible, please avoid calling the front office during this time, and instead email the person you are trying to reach; emails are published on the school website at http://cherokeek12.net/riverridgehs/. A plan is in place to ensure staff will continue to be able to make outgoing calls without issues.

Thank you for entrusting us with your children each day. We care about them and their future success!

Barbara P. Jacoby

Chief Communications Officer

Cherokee County School District

So it appears the leftist teacher was wrong and if there is justice in the world should face repercussions for violating the school district's harassment and bullying policy.
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(09-05-2017 03:33 PM)Fitbud Wrote:  I don't know about this school but in many schools, it is district policy to not allow political shirts to be worn.

While she may have not handled it in the proper way, she actually did the right thing.

03-lmfao

What's "political" about making America great? Is saying the Pledge of Allegiance political now too?
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Seems like a balanced response from the school district. I have taken the tar off of boil and put the feathers back in the pillow. Also, the pitchfork is still firmly on the hook in the garage.

(It's impossible to say if that would have been the response if any of this situation was was reversed, but that's reality of this situation.)
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(09-05-2017 03:52 PM)JMUDunk Wrote:  
(09-05-2017 03:33 PM)Fitbud Wrote:  I don't know about this school but in many schools, it is district policy to not allow political shirts to be worn.

While she may have not handled it in the proper way, she actually did the right thing.

03-lmfao

What's "political about making America great? Is saying the Pledge of Allegiance political now too?

Don't forget wearing a shirt with the American Flag on it.

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(09-05-2017 03:38 PM)Fitbud Wrote:  
(09-05-2017 03:34 PM)bullet Wrote:  
(09-05-2017 03:33 PM)Fitbud Wrote:  I don't know about this school but in many schools, it is district policy to not allow political shirts to be worn.

While she may have not handled it in the proper way, she actually did the right thing.

ONLY if that is policy in this school district. Doesn't seem that it is.

Exactly. I'm almost sure it is. There has even been a supreme court case about it.

The SC ruled that schools can ban anything political that causes a disruption to learning.

I would have simply written them up and not allowed them in class until their parents came with a change of clothes.

So you're just another little petty tyrant like so many of the others. Maybe you should take a stick to them too?

I'm sure you were similarly OUTRAGED!!! about-

Barack.... Hussein..... Obama.... Mmmmm, mmmmm, mmmmmmmm.

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(09-05-2017 03:52 PM)JMUDunk Wrote:  
(09-05-2017 03:33 PM)Fitbud Wrote:  I don't know about this school but in many schools, it is district policy to not allow political shirts to be worn.

While she may have not handled it in the proper way, she actually did the right thing.

03-lmfao

What's "political" about making America great? Is saying the Pledge of Allegiance political now too?
Or standing for the National Anthem? (Asking for my friend Colin)
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(09-05-2017 03:33 PM)Fitbud Wrote:  I don't know about this school but in many schools, it is district policy to not allow political shirts to be worn.

And thats a smart policy..... however! not once did she say we don't allow political shirts thus I suspect if it had said "Obama, Change you can believe in" or "I'm with her" the teacher would have been fine.

Quote:While she may have not handled it in the proper way, she actually did the right thing.

Depends on the policy does it not?
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MAGA isn't necessarily patriotic, having been used as a political slogan it definitely is political, having an American flag t shirt is patriotic. That said, teacher is an idiot, it's clear that they were not breaking any policies set in place by the school district and that she needs to be reprimanded for disrupting the class and costing kids the opportunity to learn.
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Cherokee school district? Shouldn't the SJW demand the name of the district be renamed?? You know, offensive?
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Some people consider wearing the American Flag disrespectful.

Wearing a shirt that says "Make America Great Again" wouldn't be a political statement except for the fact that Donald Trump used it as his campaign slogan.


As I have said before, this was decided by the Supreme Court. In that case, the students were simply wearing black arm bands in protest of the Vietnam war.

No words. Just an arm band.
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