"Ashville N.C. School teacher browbeats student over being a McCain supporter"

My son, Maxim, has this piece up for Fox News:

The election may be over, but more allegations of political bias in public schools are surfacing.

A North Carolina superintendent said Friday that he was "shocked" after viewing video footage of an elementary school teacher harshly questioning a student in class for supporting John McCain.

William Harrison, superintendent of Cumberland County Schools in Fayetteville, has launched an investigation of the teacher, Diatha Harris, and has promised to bring disciplinary action.

In a video produced by a Swedish production company and posted on YouTube, Harris is seen asking her elementary school students whom they support for president. She tells them that they can support whomever they want, but when one student says John McCain, Harris responds derisively, "Oh my, John McCain." When another student said she supports McCain, Harris replies, "Oh Jesus, John McCain." . . .

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Blogger jr said...

She's not in Asheville. She's in Cumberland County, most likely in Fayetteville. Fort Bragg and Pope AFB are nearby, which makes her statements about the military even more egregious.

See here for a statement from the superintendent of the schools.

11/07/2008 2:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is over the top, to try and scare a kid with "Your dad will be in Iraq for 100 years!

Precisely why my kids went to Christian school.

11/08/2008 4:34 AM  

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