Skip to comments.Superintendent's Response to YouTube - official investigation launched re Diatha Harris
Posted on 11/07/2008 1:49:57 PM PST by doug from upland
CCS Headline News - Superintendent's Response to YouTube
I was shocked when I saw the clip of an interaction between a Cumberland County Schools teacher and her students as posted on YouTube. While neutral discussion of the political process is appropriate, at no time, particularly with elementary students, should a teacher infuse his/her political views into the discussion. Most disconcerting was the military slant that made its way into this discussion. We are a military community, serving over 15,000 military students and their families. We value the sacrifices, not only of the military parents but also those of their families.
We believe that military children are our children, military spouses are many of our employees, and military service men and women are our heroes. We proudly serve our military children and have received national awards for our support of military families.
I was particularly disturbed to see the uncomfortable position in which our children were placed due to the inappropriate actions of one of our teachers. Please be assured that the actions exhibited in this video are not consistent with the vision of the CCS. Moreover, the actions of one teacher do not represent the 7000 employees in our organization.
Once the video was brought to my attention, I immediately launched an investigation. Personnel laws prevent me from releasing information regarding individual employees and personnel action taken. I can assure you that upon completion of the investigation, I will take appropriate action.
Dr. William Harrison CCS' Superintendent
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Fayetteville would be nothing but a widespread slum if it wasn’t for Ft. Bragg’s and Pope AFB’s service members and their families.
I wonder what the military’s reaction to this “teachers” remarks are...
Ms. Harris... future Secretary of Education in the Obama administration?
thanks for your diligence with this doug!
we all need to share the contact information you provided far & wide
She has been there 5 years, so she has tenure. My guess is that she will be quietly moved to a job at the district office.
She’s moving to Chicago anyway - to become a distinguished professor. There will be an opening in January, when Bill Ayers moves to Washington to become Secretary of Education.
She could probably make a killing on the university lecture circuit 0_0
My guess is that she will be quietly moved to a job at the district office
Be nice if it was cleaning the bathrooms.
Don't get caught on film moron!
just words, just speeches - never any consequences for a rat.
Look, if you listen or read a transcript, the teacher is illiterate - how sad for the children that they can’t even hear proper English spoken in their classrooms. For some children that is the ONLY place they WILL hear it.
I think he means it.
Yes - that is an excellent point. This lady certainly was on her “best behavior,” so if she thinks that this is OK in front of a film crew, I can only imagine what she does with her private audience.
I would never condone this. Ever.
Wrist slap? Hell, she just made the cut for Sec. Education.
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