In Portsmouth, a high school teacher was recorded dressed up as Donald Trump dancing to a song that said “F… Donald Trump”. After the video of Kara Kelly, the teacher, was uploaded on social media, it caused her removal from the classroom.
The Superintendent Stephen Zadravec refused to make comments but stated that
“… we are investigating the situation … There is no place for offensive language in our school community, nor is it our practice in school to support or discredit political candidates.”
Many parents had the opportunity to watch the video and did not approve her actions.
One student, even, texted his parents commenting how uncomfortable he felt by his teacher’s action.
His father commented that
“She should be setting a better example,” said
The parent of a senior student, Marcy Baer, believed the teacher’s action was offensive, but she would not approve Kelly’s dismissal.
“It was poor judgment the teacher made today and you know what, we all make them,” Baer said. “She made a bad choice, so let’s show (the students) that’s not how we act in a social setting. It’s about the offensiveness in the classroom.”
On the other hand, an unidentified student emailed the school supporting Kelly.
The email read that the teacher is “one of the most incredible, kind hearted, funniest people in our school.”
It added that
“Another student played the song, not her. Yes, she danced to it, but she did in no way intentionally play the song.”
It is a shame that a virtue such respect is not longer promoted at schools and that teachers think it is fine to offend candidates instead of encouraging healthy discussions about politics. It does not set a good example for their students, who will be the ones voting the future presidents.
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