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Superintendent's Response to YouTube - official investigation launched re Diatha Harris
cumberland county school district website ^ | 11-7-08 | the super

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: diathaharris; indoctrination; leftismoncampus; militaryfamilies; northcarolina; schoolboard; teacher
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1 posted on 11/07/2008 1:49:57 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Sure, we believe you.


2 posted on 11/07/2008 1:51:44 PM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA (Tagline scrubbed to prevent invitation to indoctrinization camp)
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To: doug from upland

Good for him. Seems to be a timely and appropriate response.


3 posted on 11/07/2008 1:51:51 PM PST by blau993 (Fight Gerbil Swarming)
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To: doug from upland

Actions, sir, actions.

When you fire the loon-ess, I’ll believe you.


4 posted on 11/07/2008 1:52:54 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: doug from upland

I’d say she’s a goner.

But she’s black.


5 posted on 11/07/2008 1:52:59 PM PST by Cedric
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To: doug from upland

Will the “appropriate action” be a gift basket and promotion to school Principal?


6 posted on 11/07/2008 1:53:33 PM PST by renosathug
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To: doug from upland

She’ll get the Dear Leaders highest proletariat award.


7 posted on 11/07/2008 1:55:35 PM PST by Dallas59 (Redistribute Obamas Wealth)
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To: doug from upland

Worse that making comments is her stupidity at believing John McCain meant literally “100 years” when she should know his intent was “we will take as long as it takes to defeat the terrorists.”


8 posted on 11/07/2008 1:55:38 PM PST by DallasDeb
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To: doug from upland
I appreciate the super's repsonse, the problem is that this sort of thing was going on when I was in school by teachers with our first mock election between Carter and Reagan.

All I can say is thank God for JROTC, a good football coach, and a particular History professor in college to help me break through the mind control before it took. God and Parents get the most credit though.

9 posted on 11/07/2008 1:57:03 PM PST by lovecraft (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: doug from upland
I think the superintendent is serious about this one.

Of course, the NEA will supply her an attorney, but given the video evidence I think she is a goner.

10 posted on 11/07/2008 1:57:27 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: doug from upland

The antidote is massive, massive exposure. If they can sweep it under the rug, they can save her a$$. If we can keep it on the burner, she’s toast.


11 posted on 11/07/2008 1:57:51 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: All

Who did the video???


12 posted on 11/07/2008 1:58:35 PM PST by jackibutterfly
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To: doug from upland

The appropriate action would be to have this stupid woman apologize to the little girl infront of all her classmates and then have her explain to them all WHY she was wrong and then FIRE HER ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


13 posted on 11/07/2008 1:58:43 PM PST by MountainWoman
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To: doug from upland

She should be made to publicly apologize and then fired on the spot.


14 posted on 11/07/2008 1:59:00 PM PST by Arpege92 (If you don't stand behind our troops...please feel free to stand in front of them!)
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To: doug from upland

What is most disturbing about this video is that the teacher knew the camera was filming. What goes on in the classroom when no other adults are present?


15 posted on 11/07/2008 1:59:22 PM PST by Pondo
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To: jackibutterfly

Swedish film company.


16 posted on 11/07/2008 1:59:56 PM PST by doug from upland (8 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: doug from upland

Here’s an interesting question. What does it take a Swedish film crew to expose indoctrination in American schools?


17 posted on 11/07/2008 2:00:37 PM PST by doug from upland (8 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: doug from upland
I've said it before, and I will say it again: It's high time parents start demanding webcams in the classroom so they can watch what is being taught to their children in real time. The technology is there and it isn't very expensive.
18 posted on 11/07/2008 2:01:49 PM PST by mabelkitty (Democrats over-reaching for a mandate - smack their hand and tell them "No. Not Yours".)
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To: Cedric
I’d say she’s a goner.

But she’s black.

And that's the trump card...

19 posted on 11/07/2008 2:03:11 PM PST by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: doug from upland
Here’s an interesting question. What does it take a Swedish film crew to expose indoctrination in American schools?

EXACTLY my question. Even though it's a rhetorical one.
20 posted on 11/07/2008 2:04:30 PM PST by mentor2k
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To: doug from upland

Abolish government schools!


21 posted on 11/07/2008 2:07:04 PM PST by Lucas McCain
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To: jackibutterfly

A Swedish news service


22 posted on 11/07/2008 2:07:30 PM PST by radar101
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To: doug from upland

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...


23 posted on 11/07/2008 2:07:35 PM PST by callthemlikeyouseethem (Biden10/19/08: "I probably shouldn't have said all this because.. the press is here")
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To: doug from upland

24 posted on 11/07/2008 2:07:39 PM PST by doug from upland (8 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: yankeedame

25 posted on 11/07/2008 2:10:53 PM PST by radar101
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To: doug from upland

Ms. Harris... future Secretary of Education in the Obama administration?


26 posted on 11/07/2008 2:11:09 PM PST by irishjuggler
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To: doug from upland

thanks for your diligence with this doug!

we all need to share the contact information you provided far & wide


27 posted on 11/07/2008 2:11:59 PM PST by DollyCali (Don't tell GOD how big your storm is -- Tell the storm how B-I-G your God is!)
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To: irishjuggler

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.


28 posted on 11/07/2008 2:12:15 PM PST by doug from upland (8 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: doug from upland

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.


29 posted on 11/07/2008 2:13:25 PM PST by Brown Deer
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To: doug from upland

She could probably make a killing on the university lecture circuit 0_0


30 posted on 11/07/2008 2:14:41 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: doug from upland

My guess is that she will be quietly moved to a job at the district office

Be nice if it was cleaning the bathrooms.


31 posted on 11/07/2008 2:16:40 PM PST by Misschuck
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To: doug from upland
All employees will need training in "YouTubeicide"

Don't get caught on film moron!

33 posted on 11/07/2008 2:17:24 PM PST by BallyBill (Serial Hit-N-Run poster)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace

just words, just speeches - never any consequences for a rat.


34 posted on 11/07/2008 2:18:36 PM PST by rigelkentaurus
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To: DallasDeb

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.


35 posted on 11/07/2008 2:19:39 PM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: doug from upland
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I think he means it.

36 posted on 11/07/2008 2:19:48 PM PST by smokingfrog ( God doesn't wear a wristwatch.)
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To: JNoelC; Pondo

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.


37 posted on 11/07/2008 2:21:41 PM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: doug from upland

I would never condone this. Ever.


38 posted on 11/07/2008 2:22:23 PM PST by Paved Paradise
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To: JNoelC
Somehow I doubt the teacher will get more than a wrist-slap, though...
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Wrist slap? Hell, she just made the cut for Sec. Education.

39 posted on 11/07/2008 2:22:31 PM PST by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: renosathug; doug from upland
The appropriate action will be awarding the teacher the latest civilian citation:

HERO OF THE OBAMANATION

40 posted on 11/07/2008 2:22:46 PM PST by Old Sarge (For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American)
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To: BallyBill

BB, that would be correct IF they thought they were doing something wrong. This video shows quite clearly she thought she was doing the right thing and was quite proud of herself. In other words she is too stupid to understand how wrong this really was. On that basis alone she ought never be allowed to “teach” children again.


41 posted on 11/07/2008 2:23:09 PM PST by Robwin
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To: doug from upland

YouTube link?


42 posted on 11/07/2008 2:32:49 PM PST by pabianice (HOW)
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To: Pondo
What is most disturbing about this video is that the teacher knew the camera was filming.

Also disturbing is that the Super (if he is to be believed) didn't find out about this from the students or parent complaints, but from a youtube video. If that is true, then I'm afraid the kids have just become accustomed to sitting silently waiting for the tirades to be over. They then become more of the mind numbed sheeple.

43 posted on 11/07/2008 2:32:56 PM PST by Bearshouse
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To: doug from upland
They can, eventually pull her teaching license. She deserves a little taste of "zero tolerance" which is screw up once and you're out.

If a high-school kid browbeat or bullied another kid like this, he'd be suspended during prom week and probably lose his chance at a driver's license for a year. They know how to hit the kids where it hurts. Why not imbeciles like this who behave far worse?

44 posted on 11/07/2008 2:35:32 PM PST by pray4liberty (Always vote for life!)
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To: Bearshouse
They then become more of the mind numbed sheeple.

I wouldn't say that. The general consensus is they are angry--angry at the hypocrisy, angry at the system. That's why the drop out rate is so high and community colleges are offering high school completion, distance learning, and GED programs. Some students stay long enough to complete their driver's education program and then drop out.

45 posted on 11/07/2008 2:39:09 PM PST by pray4liberty (Always vote for life!)
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To: Cedric
"I’d say she’s a goner."

"But she’s black."

Yup. It'll all be swept under the rug and we'll be told that we should learn from this dear woman's experiences. It was slavery that made her say these things.

46 posted on 11/07/2008 2:43:40 PM PST by blam
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To: Pondo
"What is most disturbing about this video is that the teacher knew the camera was filming. What goes on in the classroom when no other adults are present?"

Exactly. She thought what she was doing with the camera running was okay. Stupid, stupid, stupid.

47 posted on 11/07/2008 2:47:10 PM PST by blam
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To: pabianice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJ0FoDpt7z4


48 posted on 11/07/2008 2:50:57 PM PST by The peoples DJ
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To: doug from upland

When my sons came to me with similar situations, they always begged me not to call the school. They were always afraid that nothing was going to be done & the teacher would retaliate. Sitting quietly & taking it was preferred to potential blow back. It was almost like they had Stockholm Syndrome. If the students aren’t talking, how is anyone gonna know?


49 posted on 11/07/2008 2:51:38 PM PST by GoLightly (Hey, Obama. When's my check going to get here?)
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To: pabianice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9ta9XKQXgE


50 posted on 11/07/2008 2:51:55 PM PST by doug from upland (8 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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