Philadelphia Teachers Union to back teacher that bullied student

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Dec 27, 2012
 
Geometry teacher who compared student’s Romney t-shirt to KKK garb faces lawsuit

The family of a 16-year-old Philadelphia teenager who charges that her geometry teacher mocked her for wearing a Mitt Romney t-shirt has sued both the teacher and the school district for violating her First Amendment rights.

The teacher, Lynette Gaymon, allegedly told Samantha Pawlucy to “get out of this class” and pointed to the door when she entered math class at Charles Carroll High School in September, FOX 29 reported. Gaymon then tried to mark the shirt with a red marker.

Gaymon also said the pink “Romney-Ryan” shirt the high schooler wore to school was akin to the garb Ku Klux Klan members wear, reports The Philadelphia Inquirer.

When the incident occurred, Pawlucy’s parents called for the teacher to be fired immediately.

“This is Philadelphia, the birthplace of freedom and things like that, but we have schools that want to take away her freedom,” the girl’s father said.

The federal lawsuit, filed last week, alleges that the defendants ignored Pawlucy’s First Amendment free speech right. The incident demonstrated a “de facto prohibition” on students wearing clothing that endorsed the Republican presidential candidate, the suit maintains, according to the Inquirer.

The suit seeks damages for emotional distress because the teacher defamed Pawlucy by suggesting that she was a racist and because the district allowed students who disagreed with Pawlucy’s political views to harass her.

A representative for the school district wouldn’t comment on the lawsuit, the Inquirer notes.

On Oct. 10, Pawlucy was greeted by a throng of supporters when she returned to school.

Not everyone championed her cause, however. Pawlucy told the Inquirer that the furor caused her to lose friends. She also received threats via Facebook.

Pawlucy called herself resilient through it all.”(I’ve learned) to stand up for myself,” the teen said, according to the Daily Mail.“Don’t let people tell me that what I’m doing is wrong.”

At the request of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers as well as school officials, Gaymon issued an apology to Pawlucy after the incident.

Gaymon’s mea culpa said she was “very sorry for all of the chaos and negative attention that has surrounded our school in the past couple of weeks,” according to the Daily Mail. She also suggested that she had intended her KKK comparison to be “light and humorous.”

“Let’s get back to being the school where we care for each other and where we show up for school on time, in uniform and ready to work!” Gaymon proposed in the closing paragraph of her statement.

Pawlucy reportedly chose to back Romney for president because of his views on abortion. Her parents, Richard and Kristine, also supported Romney.

During the campaign, Romney called the Pawlucy family to express his gratitude for their support in the face of criticism.

Richard and Kristine Pawlucy had said their daughter would transfer to another school after the incident. Walter S. Zimolong, the attorney for the family, told the Inquirer he did not know where the girl is currently enrolled.
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Enroll her in a private religious school.

It will be accepting.

It will be a much better education

Sue the public schools for the tuition at the private school.

This "teacher" has no business in a school, much like Adam Lanza. Boot her out.
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School isn't the place for politics, funny the biggest complainer about education is clearly clueless about SCHOOL'S PURPOSE.... Low information poster, with lots of "purported facts".. LMAOROTFU~!
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Amused Slew wrote:
School isn't the place for politics, funny the biggest complainer about education is clearly clueless about SCHOOL'S PURPOSE.... Low information poster, with lots of "purported facts".. LMAOROTFU~!
School isn't a place for politics, the teacher bullied her student because of the teacher's politics. Under anti-bullying legislation she should be fired.
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The kid made it political, by wearing the shirt...Ps- Probably against school policy, too.. LMAOROTFU~! MAN you DUMB ~!
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The kid made it political, by wearing the shirt...Ps- Probably against school policy, too.. LMAOROTFU~! MAN you DUMB ~!
Low information poster back again with more hypotheticals with nothing to back it up.

Come back when you can provide some rational discourse.
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"School isn't a place for politics... the pink “Romney-Ryan” shirt the high schooler wore to school..."

Nothing like a dumb hypocrite, right ???
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<quoted text>Low information poster back again with more hypotheticals with nothing to back it up.
Come back when you can provide some rational discourse.
So, you believe we should distract students and blame teachers and you're obviously without rational ARGUMENTS, TOO ??? EZ to see why you hate teachers, you're a failure... LMAOROTFu~! Ps- BEG for a stock time...punk !
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<quoted text>Low information poster back again with more hypotheticals with nothing to back it up.
Come back when you can provide some rational discourse.
Comma ???
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Amused Slew wrote:
<quoted text>Comma ???
Way to rate your own posts again multi-isp, low integrity, low information poster. So the student is political for wearing a shirt, and the teacher is blameless for bullying a student in front of the class. I would think it would be the principal's place to discipline a student, and I don't think bullying would ever be a condoned method of punishment anyway. Nice try, low information hypocritical spin meister.
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Yeah, keep pretending the first infraction didn't happen or you lose, always.... LMAOROTFU~! You're making a habit of stupid and you're a natural.... Poor troll, remember hear sons ???
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"School isn't a place for politics...the student is political for wearing a shirt.

Looks like you're attempting to pretend the student didn't start the problem and you're clearly clueless about a school's function....Sure explains why you're a loser/whiner. LMAOROTFU~! Yeah, school is a place to express a loser belief, rather than learn, especially when morons (like you troll)typically blame teachers...
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Yeah, keep pretending the first infraction didn't happen or you lose, always.... LMAOROTFU~! You're making a habit of stupid and you're a natural.... Poor troll, remember hear sons ???
Once again, not a union teacher's place to discipline the student, the school administration and the union both made the teacher apologize. But as an aspiring internet bully wannabe, I can see how you overlook that major infraction.
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Oddly, you see nothing wrong with the student's behavior and prefer stupidity in schools, again...SO you can WHINE ~! Yeah, keep pretending the first infraction didn't happen or you lose, always.... LMAOROTFU~! You're making a habit of stupid and you're a natural.... Poor troll, remember hear sons ???
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<quoted text>Once again, not a union teacher's place to discipline the student, the school administration and the union both made the teacher apologize. But as an aspiring internet bully wannabe, I can see how you overlook that major infraction.
Hey dude, I'm sorry you're dumb...We good now ???
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"major infraction"=Apology ?? LMAOROTFU~! Yeah, it's major, all right ??? Man, you need an "outlet"...
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"major infraction"=Apology ?? LMAOROTFU~! Yeah, it's major, all right ??? Man, you need an "outlet"...
About done putting you in your place for the evening. If you can't see how wrong what the teacher did was, and the administration and union agreed, nothing left to discuss with you. I do expect several more low information posts to follow this, perhaps even a nonsensical acronym. Good luck with that.
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Dec 28, 2012
 
"major infraction"=Apology ?? LMAOROTFU~! Yeah, it's major, all right ??? Man, you need an "outlet"...

Hey dude, I'm sorry you're dumb...We good now ???

The space in your head is small, but at least it's empty.... Poor loser troll...
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"major infraction"=Apology ?? LMAOROTFU~! Yeah, it's major, all right ??? Man, you need an "outlet"...
Hey dude, I'm sorry you're dumb...We good now ???
The space in your head is small, but at least it's empty.... Poor loser troll...
Why are you still here!

Are the Folks at Seattle West Insane Asylum still on Holiday?

Ok, But when the "boys" get back, make sure you ask them to fill your syringe for you!

We will miss you on 1/3/2013 when you go on your Big Trip.
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Dec 28, 2012
 
My favorite part of this thread is the kid can't vote and the shirt was a distraction from learning...Good purposes !?? NOPE, but be sure and blame teachers, when your moronic kids FAIL !!! LMAOROTFU~!

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