Front Porch Politics and Putting a Voice with the Black Hat

by Caleb Stegall on June 17, 2009 · 3 comments <span>Print this article</span> Print this article

in Short

An interesting case of local activism.

And bonus, hear me discuss the issue on the local KC talk show.

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avatar forestwalker June 23, 2009 at 6:00 pm

I wouldn’t be real happy with a teacher who reduces American History down to empty-headed nationalistic military worship (if the linked site is an adequate representation, which it’s probably not) either. But bad teachers deserve due process and bad government functionaries deserve tar and feathers.

avatar D.W. Sabin June 24, 2009 at 10:16 am

He should have made sure to put one of those Rainbow Wiccan Bumper stickers next to his other campaign sticker just to confuse the tut-tutters and thought bean counters.

avatar polistra June 28, 2009 at 7:41 pm

Mixed feelings about this. If he’s a pretty good teacher, then his outside-the-class views shouldn’t matter. If he’s not so good, then it’s better all around to let him go after the “probationary” first year regardless of his views.

Devil’s advocate: From a purely localistic viewpoint, shouldn’t the artsy-fartsy Lawrentian parents be able to pick only artsy-fartsy teachers?

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