A middle school teacher in Florida has been “reassigned”–that means yanked from the classroom, but still getting paid–for giving students a quiz in which one of the multiple-choice questions listed President Donald Trump as “Republican. Real Estate businessman. Idiot.”
Do you think any teacher who called Obama an idiot would be allowed to remain anonymous? Think riots. Think hate crime charges. Think nationwide breast-beating outrage.
As icing on the cake, this quiz was administered to a class in computer applications. That’s according to a newspaper article published by GateHouse Media. The reporter probably went to journalism school: the article combines two different “teachers” in two different school districts in two different years into one rather confusing news story. Then again, it might’ve been the fault of clumsy and inept editing.
Hats off to the parent who brought this to the attention of the school principal AND posted the quiz on social media for millions of viewers to see. The embarrassment and public outcry forced the principal to do something about it. Hey, out there! More of you should be embarrassing your local school officials! It’s the only way to get them to remember who they work for.
Will this blockhead of a “teacher” get fired? Generally the only way a unionized public school teacher can actually lose his or her job is by dying. Or wearing a MAGA hat. But I’m sure the school officials did not appreciate being nationally pilloried; and they might find some way to convince the “teacher” not to do it again.