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#6072137 - 12/07/15 09:18 PM School Teachers, Opinions, and Open Carry
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This evening I received a troubling phone call from a special young lady. She is in the 7th grade and her mother told her to call me to discuss what happened to her (whole class) at school today.

In short, the young lady's Texas History teacher chose to give their opinion of Texas' open carry. Basically saying guns are bad and come January 1 everybody is going to be running around shooting each other. Even used a specific scenario of going to Walmart and being shot, with no warning, at random. She indicated the teacher said this was their opinion. Regardless, she was very upset - at the end of our lengthy conversation she said she felt better/safer having talked to me but the tone of her voice indicated otherwise.

If you were a parent of a student in this class what would you do? I know what I would do - just looking for reactions from you folks.

-Mickey
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#6072639 - 12/08/15 08:22 AM Re: School Teachers, Opinions, and Open Carry [Re: Mickey Moose]
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This should be reported to the school where the teacher works.
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#6072966 - 12/08/15 10:49 AM Re: School Teachers, Opinions, and Open Carry [Re: Mickey Moose]
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#6073079 - 12/08/15 11:57 AM Re: School Teachers, Opinions, and Open Carry [Re: Mickey Moose]
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This offends me.
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#6073108 - 12/08/15 12:12 PM Re: School Teachers, Opinions, and Open Carry [Re: Mickey Moose]
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I'm on the same page as each of you. My desire is to formulate a message for the young lady's mother to send to the school. Maybe she should also bring this to light at the next board and PTA meetings depending on the response from the initial message.
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#6074844 - 12/09/15 11:12 AM Re: School Teachers, Opinions, and Open Carry [Re: Mickey Moose]
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The liberal indoctrination continues...please work to ensure that these "editorial" comments have no place in the classroom.
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#6075171 - 12/09/15 01:43 PM Re: School Teachers, Opinions, and Open Carry [Re: Mickey Moose]
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I'm a TX history teacher. Stuff like that has to be handled carefully bc you can get fired over it! Like religious beliefs, we cannot impose our political opinions on our class. Unfortunately, I doubt the teacher will see any repercussions because of their 'side' in the issue. Can you imagine the difference if the teacher were advocating open carry in class?
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#6083115 - 12/14/15 10:42 AM Re: School Teachers, Opinions, and Open Carry [Re: Mickey Moose]
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#6085621 - 12/15/15 01:59 PM Re: School Teachers, Opinions, and Open Carry [Re: Mickey Moose]
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I would call in the principal and superintendent and have a sit down with the child present. I would not involve the teacher until after the child has spoken. Then I would bring in the teacher and remove the child from the meeting. Some teachers can be very intimidating to children. I would make it very clear that it is only the teachers job to educate the child based on the subject matter. Opinions and current happenings in the world have nothing to do with the subject matter. If a child brings up the topic the teacher can easily put a stop to it.

I would also request my child have a different teacher for that subject.

This is about as far as you can go without really putting the screws to anyone. Remember teachers carry insurance and can easily lawyer up if they feel threatened.

Writing this is kinda me thinking as a parent. My wife is a 7th grade teacher, but she would never ever pull something like this. I asked her and she just smiled and kindly said "I'm not even going to get involved in that".


Edited by sprayed99 (12/15/15 02:00 PM)

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#6085746 - 12/15/15 02:53 PM Re: School Teachers, Opinions, and Open Carry [Re: Mickey Moose]
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I wouldn't let it pass unchallenged . ..
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#6096071 - 12/22/15 07:11 AM Re: School Teachers, Opinions, and Open Carry [Re: Mickey Moose]
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The media should be contacted if the issue isn't properly addressed by the higher ups.
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#6097106 - 12/22/15 04:55 PM Re: School Teachers, Opinions, and Open Carry [Re: Mickey Moose]
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I am a teacher. I would be having a conference asap with my sons teacher.

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#6097846 - 12/23/15 05:33 AM Re: School Teachers, Opinions, and Open Carry [Re: Mickey Moose]
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If you really want to reinforce that you are serious, and if this were your child, monitor a few of the classes and take notes.

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#6098216 - 12/23/15 10:10 AM Re: School Teachers, Opinions, and Open Carry [Re: hovercat]
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Originally Posted By: hovercat
If you really want to reinforce that you are serious, and if this were your child, monitor a few of the classes and take notes.

I certainly don't think this is a bad idea but does it really have value? Wouldn't the teacher simply run the classroom different with outside eyes watching?
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#6099458 - 12/24/15 02:20 AM Re: School Teachers, Opinions, and Open Carry [Re: Mickey Moose]
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Teachers main role is to brainwash children. This is how each country and society does it. If you don't agree with your school teaching methods then you must make a stand. You are paying these people do their jobs. If you sit back and don't object then don't blame the teachers if or when you kids values goes against your core values.
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