GA Teacher Fired for Out of Bounds Political Statements

GA Teacher Fired for Out of Bounds Political Statements April 30, 2015

Wow, I’m shocked. Remember that teacher in Dublin, Georgia who told her students that if their parents voted for Obama, they can’t be real Christians, the one whose husband is the chair of the school board? She’s actually been fired, much to my surprise. Okay, so she “retired,” but apparently under pressure.

Dublin Schools Chuck Ledbetter announced the retirement of Nancy Perry early Tuesday morning, while simultaneously apologizing to students and parents for Perry’s actions.

“It is not the place of teachers to attempt to persuade students about religious or political beliefs,” Ledbetter said. “In doing so, the teacher was wrong and that has been communicated to her… Just as importantly, we are communicating this message to all staff of the school district.”

In March, Perry a veteran teacher at Dublin Middle School, told her students that the president is not a Christian — and that anyone who voted for him was not a Christian. Parents protested and the NAACP called for sanctions against Perry…

Ledbetter said he will work closely with the Dublin Board of Education to schedule training sessions for the district’s professional staff, “ensuring that the administration, from the central office to the principal of each school, clearly and consistently communicate to teachers our expectations.”

“We expect these subjects to become a regular part of our annual training of staff,” Ledbetter said. “We also intend to plan for greater emphasis within the curriculum on the contributions, history, and culture of diverse people groups.”

Very surprising. I figured they’d just let it go away and she’d keep teaching.

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