Oct 29 2012
While school officials agree with parent, Myisha Lewis-Reed, that Linda White’s comments were not appropriate for the classroom, Superintendent Phil Burchfield did not provide comment to the station on how White will be disciplined.
HUFFPO According to Myisha Lewis-Reed, the mother of a student at Clinton Junior High School in Mississippi, Science teacher, Linda White, told her students that president Obama should not be re-elected because he’s Muslim. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, however, should be elected to office because he’s “a good Christian.”, WJTV reports. Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, however, should be elected to office because he’s “a good Christian.”
Over the years, particularly during election season, educators have repeatedly sparked controversy for bringing politics into the classroom. In 2009, a video surfaced of students from a Burlington, N.J. “singing the praises of President Obama.” The song was reportedly part of a school project, and included lines like “Obama loves the little children,“ touting the president’s “great plans” to “make this country’s economy No. 1 again.”