Teacher Allegedly Tells Class Obama’s Re-Election Is ‘America’s Funeral’
Not to fear, wingnuts, this whining defeatist has not been canned. If she is, she could always get a job at one of the new-fangled voucher schools, probably as a senior administrator.
On November 7, an elementary school teacher in south central Louisiana allegedly told her class of fourth graders that she was “attending America’s funeral” because Barack Obama won the presidential election, according to a report by KATC, the local ABC television affiliate.
Students say the teacher, clad in all black that day, also said the United States will turn into a “new China” under Obama, KATC reports.
“She made the comment that since Michelle Obama is first lady and with the meal plan she has, the kids are gonna look like toothpicks in a few months,” parent Lindsey Shello told KATC.
Shello’s nine-year-old son is a student in the teacher’s class. She was outraged about the episode, and that the teacher had vented her feelings on Facebook.
The teacher, who is never named in the KATC report, reportedly requested a personal meeting with Shello. The teacher also cautioned Shello that her son might be embellishing the story.
However, other kids are apparently telling the same story. Another parent, Chassatey Jackson, says her children have related the same basic account, KATC reports.
Both parents agree that teachers should avoid expressing political opinions in fourth-grade classrooms.
“Her personal opinion needs to remain her personal opinion. She doesn’t need to push it on the kids,” said Shello, according to KATC.
Parents have reportedly contacted the principal at Delcambre Elementary as well as the local school board.