NC School Where Pro-Obama History Teacher was Suspended has Terrible History Scores

Barack Obama nose in the airTanya Dixon-Nealy, a social-studies teacher at North Rowan High School in North Carolina, has been suspended with pay.  She was caught on tape berating a student, raising the possibility of arrest for the student’s suggestion that President Obama may have been a bully.

The dispute began during a classroom discussion about an article the Washington Post had published regarding a reported bullying incident that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was involved in as a teenager.

While discussing the Romney bullying allegations, a student raised the notion that Obama had also been a bully in high school.

The teacher was quick to dismiss the student’s comments, saying that “there is no comparison” between the incumbent President Obama and his challenger, Romney. The teacher also states that the two candidates are “not equal”, and informed her class that people have been arrested for slandering the president.

The argument further escalated when the student responded to her portrayal of Obama, saying “He’s just a man. Obama is no god.”

Upon hearing this, the teacher lost her temper and screamed “Let me tell you something….you will not disrespect the President of the United States in this classroom.” The entire incident lasts about nine minutes, audio of which can be heard on YouTube.

The student insisted he had only asked a question, to which the teacher replied “you’re not supposed to slander”

She later would say, “As a teacher, I’m not supposed to allow you to disrespect the President of the United States”.

In addition to suspending Ms. Dixon with pay, school officials issued the following statement:

“The Rowan-Salisbury School System expects all students and employees to be respectful in the school environment and for all teachers to maintain their professionalism in the classroom. This incident should serve as an education for all teachers to stop and reflect on their interaction with students.”

The North Carolina School Report Cards site publishes data regarding the North Carolina ABC’s educational accountability program. The site includes information about public school statistics, including student achievement.

According to the most recent available report from 2010-2011, for Civics and Economics Studies, the percentage of North Rowan High School students that scored at or above grade level on the ABC’s end of course test was 64.5 percent, compared to a statewide average of 80 percent.

This incident demonstrates the extent to which some liberal teachers feel they are entitled to suppress free speech in order to suppress opposing views. With such a hostile attitude towards civil debate of politics, it is not surprising to see North Rowan below the state average in terms of student achievement in Civics and U.S. History.

This teacher seems to suggest that President Obama’s status as the President of the United States limits the extent to which we are allowed to question him. Instead of respectfully answering a question that was raised by a student, the teacher instead chose to ignorantly condemn the student for raising a view that she disagreed with.

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12 Responses to “NC School Where Pro-Obama History Teacher was Suspended has Terrible History Scores”

  1. Ryan Sellman says:

    This communist teacher should be PERMANENTLY BANNED from teaching! Everybody is entitled to their opinion, and we have freedom of speech! But obviously this bolshevik obviously think that Obamq is the supreme leader of America and that she should act as the KGB! Go to Hell, commie teacher!

  2. yancie says:

    Do you think she will get a position in the obama admin.? He loves the lickers.

  3. [...] Bias in politics leads to rotten education, and North Rowan High’s statistics show that it falls far behind the state average in teaching civics and economics, as well as U.S. [...]

  4. bruce marshall says:

    Parents should be outraged that such an ignorant teacher is allowed anywhere near a school. I would suggest a position in the janitor’s union, but come to think of it, that would disrespect the vast majority of janitors who are much brighter than this duffus of a teacher.

    Bruce Marshall British Columbia, Canada

    PS Canadian 5th graders are more informed about US civics than this poor woman!

  5. tony says:

    If you really want to send a message to teachers everywhere, fire her with out pay, let her find new work. That way ALL teachers will learn NEVER to suppress a voice of a child.

    • tony says:

      It is the future of America we suppress when we allow that. We can’t show the kids that it is ok to have your rights taken away. We have to build a stronger America, and it starts with educating the youth to their right to not only a fair education, but a fair right to speech.

  6. matt says:

    this is discusting the fact that they were brainwashing the kids about mitt romney being a bully has completly nothing to do with school. Although i beleeave ron paul is the omly candidate that can fix the problems like the fed and the bad spending they dont need that in schools you cant teach about presidents but showing kids a biased mainstream media article about someone is just pure unamerican. they should teach kids about bilderburg and 911 inside job thats actually truth

  7. alc says:

    why is she suspended with pay, should be fired anyways, I cant believe my tax dollars employ idiots like this. I wonder if she would have said “Let me tell you something….you will not disrespect the President of the United States in this classroom.” if it was about Bush, definitively this teacher is the bully, If I was the parent of this child I just might have slapped the crap outa this one.

  8. Harry Flanagan says:

    The whole point of a discussion or debate is to ask questions without bias so that things are in [perspective. Not to play dictator and say your opinions don’t mean anything I am teacher and I am god. Sorry, American Politics is not operated like that. I have the right to say anything I want as long as it is not slander, meaning not backed with evidence. For example:
    Obama still hasn’t proven his nationality on his birth certificate?

    It figures a Liberal teacher would turn into a dictator in the classroom and become so defensive. Truth hurts liberals which is why they are more aggressive then any other given party.
    Referenced: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/05/04/quebec-student-protest-liberal-meeting_n_1479899.html

    http://americanromance.hubpages.com/hub/Liberals-Have-A-History-Of-Violence-And-Hate

  9. Nathan says:

    I am a liberal. This teacher is not a liberal. This teacher was not thinking. A good response from the teacher would have been “what evidence is there to suggestion Obama has been a bully.” This is bad teaching, regardless of ideology. I can assure you that real “liberal” teachers do not act this way. Good “liberal” teachers respect their student’s opinions and challenge assumptions by people of all political stripes.

  10. Irrelevant Info says:

    “This incident demonstrates the extent to which some liberal teachers feel they are entitled to suppress free speech in order to suppress opposing views.”

    The term “liberal” does not apply in this situation. That sense of “shall not slander the president” is very much a conservative way of thinking (Regardless of their opinion on trivial, social issues, and, on the same note, the use of the term as being a representation of some kind of pseudo political party).

    “With such a hostile attitude towards civil debate of politics, it is not surprising to see North Rowan below the state average in terms of student achievement in Civics and U.S. History.”

    You make an effort in the above quote to cite, specifically, “liberal” teachers, rather than just commenting on the entire issue, objectively. How fantastically ironic. You perpetuate what you mock.

    Also, I would note that scores in a U.S. History course would be entirely unaffected by this heightened political tension. Even more so, I don’t see any connection that should be made between political tension and any lacking in education. This is a matter of poor student/teacher interaction. Splitting the hair to fit a political agenda doesn’t solve the problem.

  11. Kayla says:

    Ok, it’s obvious she was so fucking butthurt at the fact that one student asked a simple question about her “beloved” President Obama. If he was a bully, then I wouldn’t know. But yelling and screaming at a child for asking a simple question is fucking absolutely disgusting. Take a note that she was black. Not white. Of course she would not have her facts straight when it came to knowing about President Obama. She ignored the fact that he was a bully and stuck up for him because he too, is also black. In turn, she began to slander Romney. Why? Because he was white and as quoted by her “Not the president.” Oh, ok. So racial discrimination had NO play in this what-so-ever? Yeah, sure. And I’m the fucking Queen of France. The poor kid had no choice but to sit there and take in everything she was bitching and screaming at him for and got the third degree for it. It’s teacher’s like her and people like her who need to grow up and put their feelings aside and do what they need to do to make themselves an important person in their community. They don’t need to be screaming at kids over a question about the President. She is a very nasty, disgusting woman and I hope she will be sued off of her black ass and I hope she gets thrown in jail for being such a discriminating, dumb bitch. There? Happy now? How are you gonna defend your fucking precious President when you’re behind solid black bars bitch? It’s people like her that make our society more ignorant, stupid, and the mockery among other countries.

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