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Teacher Compares Student’s Romney Shirt to KKK Robe
Teacher Compares Student’s Romney Shirt to KKK Robe

A Philadelphia high school teacher is under investigation after she reportedly ordered a student to take off a t-shirt supporting Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and compared the shirt to a Ku Klux Klan sheet.

The incident occurred at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond. When the student refused the order, she tried to throw the girl out of class.

The teacher reportedly told the 16-year-old student that the high school was a “Democratic school” and then threatened to use a marker to cross out Romney’s name.

Philadelphia School District spokesman Fernando Gallard confirmed to that, “a teacher made some comments to a student wearing a Romney t-shirt in their classroom.”

“The comments were of a political nature, and also of a personal nature,” he told the newspaper. “We are looking into the comments, and the conduct of the teacher.”

Gallard said the student was well within her rights to wear the t-shirt and was not in violation of any school dress codes.

In the meantime, the teacher was switched out of the class “to allow the student to feel comfortable to come to the class.”

Gallard said the student was within her rights.

“She was expressing her freedom of speech, and was not in violation of any school or district policy,” he told the newspaper.

The incident became public when the child’s father called radio station IQ 106.9 FM.

Richard Pawlucy told radio host Larry Mendte that the incident happened on a day when students were allowed to “dress down.”

He recounted what his daughter’s Geometry teacher told the girl.

“Are you seriously wearing a Romney shirt — and then she told her to get out,” Pawlucy told the radio station. “My daughter took it as a joke. But the teacher left the room and called other teachers and students into her classroom.”

She said the teacher pointed at his daughter and said, “Look at this girl — wearing a Romney shirt.”

“My daughter refused to leave the classroom or acknowledge this bullying,” he said.

That’s when the teacher compared the Romney shirt to a KKK garb and told her, “This is a Democratic school.”

“I never knew a school had a party affiliation,” he said.

When his daughter went back to class she hid in the bathroom until the teacher left. He said other students were taunting her.

“Her classmates were telling her –‘how can you do this to our teacher?’” he recounted. “Why don’t you like Obama? We all like Obama – why don’t you like Obama?”

Mendte was astounded by the incident — especially since it happened in the city where they signed the U.S. Constitution.

“A child shouldn’t be bullied going into a classroom just because she’s politically aware — just because she has an opinion and just because she happens to support a candidate that you do not support,” Mendte said.
MikeP, just an old guy that smells of garlic.
90% chance the teacher gets (rightfully) fired.
Tenure should NEVER apply in situations like this, she should be fired on the spot.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
They're always talking about students bullying each other and the need for a zero tolerance policy, I wonder if that applies to teachers as well?
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USAF (1976 -1986) NRA, GOA Anim_sniper2
"The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living." Dan Cofall
they ought to be happy the kid bothered to show up for school. one less paycheck for the philly residents is the best way to handle this. the indoctrination shit is getting way past old at this point.
jakebrake, proud to be a member of since Sep 2012.
Maybe she should wear a hood to school. Ahh, a romney shirt is the sameDodgy
Shrug Ive got my eyes on you
This teacher should be flogged. IMHO
Teachers are some of the stupidest and most petty people I've ever met.
Philadelphia teachers are worse.
Gee. I wonder where kids learn racism from?
Well, hopefully the teacher will understand that the country is (sort of) Democratic... when we elect O right out of office.

The audacity to say "This is a Democratic school so take that off" Angry

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