Tonya Dixon-Neely, a North Rowan High School teacher, initiated the political discussion in her social studies classroom, explaining to students how Mitt Romney bullied a fellow classmate in school, pinned him down and cut his hair.
But then one student questions her statement, adding that he had heard that Obama bullied a girl himself when he was in school.
Unfortunately for Ms. Dixon-Neely, someone in the classroom used their cell phone to record the exchange, and then posted it on YouTube. Once a recording is made, it is very difficult to deny you said something, or claim it was taken out of context. Because the whole context is there.
Ms. Dixon-Neely lashed out against the student saying, “Stop, no, because there is no comparison,” says Dixon-Neely. “Romney is running for president. Obama is the president.” The student argues that they are both “just men.” But the teacher continues to argue that it is OK to criticize Romney but not President Obama.
The student makes a remark about free speech and that he will continue to speak his mind. “Not about him you won’t,” says Neely. She then suggests that the student could be arrested for talking against the President.
“Do you realize that people were arrested for saying things bad about Bush? Do you realize you are not supposed to slander the president?”
Why should you be concerned about any of this?
Because you now have documented proof that teachers are bullying students who try to openly express their views in a classroom. And remember, the teacher is the one who introduced the topic, then threatened the student when she didn't like his response.
It certainly is no crime for a teacher to have strong political views. And it is not even a crime for them to express them in the classroom. But this teacher crossed the line and acted like a propaganda agent for the Democrat Party, shouting and yelling at any student who dared to criticize the President.
And exactly what was that criticism that "could get them arrested?" The student simply pointed out that President Obama had admitted to bullying when he was young, which is exactly what Ms. Dixon-Neely was accusing Mitt Romney of.
But Ms. Dixon-Neely's biggest mistake was getting caught.
This sort of leftwing proselytizing goes on thousands of times a day in our classrooms. It just doesn't get recorded very often, so the teacher can always say "I never did that." This time there is proof.
Just like the Rodney King beating would have been a non story without the tape, this wouldn't even make the news if the video tape didn't exist. No matter what you think about the Rodney King incident, one fact is beyond dispute. That tape resulted in police departments all over America making reforms. It really would be great if this tape had the same effect on our schools.
And what became of Ms. Dixon-Neely? Initially nothing happened, until the YouTube video got out, and thousands of parents expressed their outrage. So the School System had no choice but to reluctantly suspend Ms. Dixon-Neely. With full pay.
Listen to the video yourself....