Como Park High School St. Paul, MN
A special ed teacher, Theodore “Theo” Olson, was suspended for making two criticisms of discipline at his school on social media.
The posts were noticed by Black Lives Matter activist Rashad Turner who threatened to shut down Como Park High if Olson wasn’t fired. The superintendent, Valeria Silva, folded and put Olson on suspension. Now parents are coming out in support of the teacher and demanding the superintendent’s resignation.
So what posts caused all the kerfuffle?
“Anyone care to explain to me the school-to-prison pipeline my colleagues and I have somehow created, or perpetuated, or not done enough to interrupt? Because if you can’t prove it, the campaigns you’ve waged to deconstruct adult authority in my building by enabling student misconduct, you seriously owe us real teachers an apology. Actually, an apology won’t cut it.”
“”Phones and iPad devices, used for social media and gaming,” wrote Olson. “There have always been rules for ‘devices,’ and defined levels of misconduct. Since we now have no backup, no functional location to send kids who won’t quit gaming, setting up fights, selling drugs, whoring trains, or cyber bullying, we’re screwed, just designing our own classroom rules.”
All common sense posts will be met with violence.
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I can see where Black Lives Matter would take issue, but racist, justify suspension much less firing? Not at all.
Must be a retard, never use social media.
Just sounds like common sense to me. And why is BLM so pissed off? Do they think only black kids use social media at school?
So glad I moved from MN. It’s a shame what’s happening to a state with much to offer. RIP and farewell and keep all the idiots you have fostered from crossing the boarder.
New WI guy
My wife is a recently retired teacher. The school system she worked in would fire a teacher for mentioning anything about the school, students, or staff in social media. It didn’t matter if it was positive, any remark would get them fired. There were no warnings.
How dare he speak the truth?!
Let’s face it. We’re fooken fucked as a nation if this scumbag Turner gets his way. Someone has to pick up the sword and behead this serpent.
@Wauco – Welcome.
They’ll be more room for you when I retire to Florida.
When “racism” is meaningless, everything is racist.
Close the schools. Burn them down. Plow the properties with salt.
There’s no benefit to pretending they suit their intended purpose.
Children would be better off watching the undisturbed animal kingdom in the wilderness.
Sending your kids to public schools run by Democrats is child abuse. Taxpayers are being hornswoggled.
Sounds like a couple of good lawsuits. Especially the teacher who was physically attacked.
They should all drop FaceSnitchbook, maybe do a phone conference thing instead.
Teachers: Just say no to social media. Real adults meet/talk face to face. Oh, and consult with your attorney first.
Here’s a good post that rounds up just how dysfunctional the district is. http://www.joannejacobs.com/2016/03/st-paul-seeks-equity-finds-chaos/