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UPDATE: Teacher gets suspended (WITH PAY) for threatening student who criticized Obama (VIDEO)

Home - by - May 22, 2012 - 00:20 America/New_York - 38 Comments

Tonya Dixon-Neely, a North Rowan High School teacher, learned a little lesson about freedom of speech – not to mention the power of internet media – this week when she was caught on a phone camera telling a student in her classroom that he could be arrested for speaking ill of President Obama.

First reported by the Salisbury Post, word about the incident spread over the internet and, by Monday morning, the 10 minute YouTube video had received more than 168,000 views.

The video illustrates a fact of the educational system painfully understood by some, scoffed at by others: Some teachers misuse their position of authority to influence or bully students into ideological submission.
Ironically, it was Dixon-Neely [who is heard yelling on the video] who initiates the political discussion in her social studies classroom, explaining to students how Mitt Romney bullied a fellow classmate in school, pinned him down and cut his hair.
But a student questions her statement, adding that he had heard that Obama bullied a girl himself when he was in school.
Not expecting to be questioned, Dixon-Neely lashes out against the student as the audio of the tape indicates.
“Stop, no, because there is no comparison,” says Dixon-Neely. “Romney is running for president. Obama is the president.”
The student argues that they are both “just men.” But the teacher continues to argue that it is OK to criticize Romney but not President Obama.
On the tape, as the incident escalates, Dixon-Neely is heard yelling at the student.

Rest of Story here

Breitbart UPDATE:

Breitbart News has received information that the YouTube video was shot by a friend of the bullied student. According to our source, the student had asked his friend to record the discussion to “prove to his parents what he has been trying to tell them for some time. The teacher in this video has a long history of pushing a liberal agenda, by shouting down students. She is very intolerant of other points of view that she does not share. The atmosphere at this school is not very conducive to opposing views.”

The source continues, “The student’s parents have since taken him out of school and had him registered at another nearby school.”

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» 38 Comments

  1. Jayne

    May 22nd, 2012

    Suspended? Big deal. Oh that’s right, she can’t be fired. Teachers need to be free to teach without fear of being fired. That’s what a teacher told me.

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  2. Bad Brad

    May 22nd, 2012

    Ya know what she’s teaching? Social Studies. You would think she might know. Pretty ironical.

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  3. Goldenfoxx

    May 22nd, 2012

    Well, I bet the students are laughing their asses off that the teach got bitch slapped. Good for them!

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  4. Drew

    May 22nd, 2012

    Politics a side, where is the educating at in this video? This is a school, right?

    And she gets suspended with pay?

    I need to take the praxis and yell at some kids.

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  5. Mr.Pinko

    May 22nd, 2012

    I finally listened to the whole thing – that teacher should be fired for two reasons

    1 – indoctrination
    2 – she’s a friggin’ moron!

    That kid is my hero – get him on the iOwnTheWorld staff pronto!

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  6. Toaster

    May 22nd, 2012

    This “teacher” is an idiot, she’s indoctrinating the students into the church of the Øbamessiah.

    The Cube should send the kid this t-shirt but I’m sure this isn’t the only Marxist slug on the faculty.

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  7. Frosteetoes

    May 22nd, 2012

    She was scaring me too and I wasn’t there. I’m glad the kid held his ground. And telling her that he was going to call his dad was priceless.

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  8. Corona

    May 22nd, 2012

    This is a lateral move. Any asshole can see that.

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  9. Corona

    May 22nd, 2012

    Home schooling. End of subject.

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  10. Robert Fine

    May 22nd, 2012

    She’ll probably get a promotion.

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  11. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    May 22nd, 2012

    I think she needs her hormones checked. She’s
    Hysterical.

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  12. John F.

    May 22nd, 2012

    Stop the presses! That poor “teacher” was a victim of her rascally, mastermind students:

    “[School board member Kay Wright Norman] feels the teacher was baited from the beginning…”

    “‘[The student] was wrong for setting her up like that, he could have just went in and talked to her,’ Student Desmond Turner said.”

    Guess it doesn’t matter that that gifted educator was the one who initiated the “discussion”. Yeah, gotta love the media spin:

    http://salisbury.wbtv.com/news/politics/73239-classroom-debate-over-obama-goes-viral-teacher-suspended

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  13. Nunya

    May 22nd, 2012

    says Dixon-Neely. “Romney is running for president. Obama is the president”

    So Obama is not running for President? Oh right, he and a gaggle of idiots have coronated him in the job for life. If it’s wrong to criticize a President, then where’s the justification for all the criticism of President Bush?

    Liberalism is a mental disease

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  14. Diann

    May 22nd, 2012

    Don’t be fooled (not that any of y’all ever are). This teacher was not suspended for her behavior; she was suspended for embarrassing the school. If this YouTube video was never posted, and the students just went to the principal to complain, this teacher would still be teaching.

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  15. Ornery1

    May 22nd, 2012

    The smartphone and You Tube are the greatest weapons devised to slay the petty tyrants. Tack another scalp to the wall.

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  16. super d

    May 22nd, 2012

    A teacher should be just that, a teacher doesn’t (shouldn’t) force ideas or opinions, they should encourage students to develop their own….I like how she is still getting paid….I should go be a teacher and then yell at the students and then sit home all day and get paid…..

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  17. Anonymous

    May 22nd, 2012

    North Rowan was the WORST school in the county, when I graduate from South Rowan in 1985. Nice to see they’re STILL maintaining those exacting standards.

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  18. TOWG

    May 22nd, 2012

    It doesn’t matter how you spell it, if you name your daughter Tanya, things just don’t turn out well. Add a hyphenated last name and it is a disaster waiting to happen. Just sayin…..

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  19. fubar

    May 22nd, 2012

    don’t worry. it won’t be much longer. public school is circling the bowl. it just doesn’t know it, yet.

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  20. CrustyB

    May 22nd, 2012

    This reminds me of the woman who berated the only child in class whose family was supporting McCain.

    The cult of Obama is like none-other. Do you remember teachers ever brainwashing kids into worshipping Clinton like an infallible god? Reagan? Carter? Nixon? LBJ? JFK? At least JFK didn’t achieve sainthood until after he died, like Lincoln.

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  21. The Doktor

    May 22nd, 2012

    That school district needs to be hounded until that alleged teacher, Mylanta Shithead, is GONE and never teaches again.

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  22. fxdwg

    May 22nd, 2012

    I guess that the racism is so obvious that it needs to be pointed out.

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  23. Anonymous

    May 22nd, 2012

    “UPDATE: Teacher gets suspended (WITH PAY)”

    IOW = PAID VACATION until this blows over. and likely an eventual promotion to “School Administrator” where she will have no student contact but be additional district dead weight at a higher salary and fatter pension.

    Our district has an administrator who’s sole purpose is to make the call to cancel school in inclement weather. The first snowy day of the year, she didn’t come to school and no one made a decision until AFTER kids were at their bus stops. They dismissed school one half hour into the day. The kids were in bad weather TWICE, for no reason, and the District counted the day against the State requirement for the annual total. A lose-lose-lose for parents/taxpayers/students. The “Administrator” paid no price for failure and maintains her low demand job.

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  24. Carlsonal

    May 22nd, 2012

    The teacher’s grammar and diction are so poor, however did she get that job? Oh…. Right.

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  25. GregMan

    May 22nd, 2012

    BREITBART IS IN NORTH ROWAN!!! Great job, kid!

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  26. BILL

    May 22nd, 2012

    The fact that this teacher wasn’t fired was all the proof you need to not enroll you child in a public school.

    The only way to raise an intelligent well adjusted child these days is to homeschool you child, get rid of the television and don’t let them engage in facebook or myspace on the internet.

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  27. Horrorman18

    May 22nd, 2012

    Obsess much?….ignorance has a new name…and it’s Tanya Dixon-Neely

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  28. reddecaesari

    May 22nd, 2012

    the class had zero respect for her. talking, laughing. my hs days .. you could hear a pin drop in class.

    more important, their mockery of her as a teacher zoomed over her head.

    SHE IS THE FACE OF LIBERALISM.

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  29. Mr.Pinko

    May 22nd, 2012

    I would’ve questioned the teacher – “Is it OK to disrespect a previous President, like Obama continually does?”

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  30. Mr.Pinko

    May 22nd, 2012

    Tonya Dixon-Neely’s head would explode if she ever saw iOwnTheWorld.com

    In her world, we’d all be arrested!

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  31. Billy Fuster

    May 22nd, 2012

    It figures that the school would reward the teacher with a paid vacation. These people are complete assholes. What is needed in this country is an all-out tax revolution. But no–you are all too scared shitless to do it.

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  32. norman einstein

    May 22nd, 2012

    @Mr. P, “That kid is my hero – get him on the iOwnTheWorld staff pronto!” Hell yes!

    Kid knows what he’s talking about, and heaven knows we need a new generation of “Breitbarts”.
    That “teacher” is totally incompetent…beyond what I’d even expect, and I thought my expectations were as low as they could get.

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  33. Racist

    May 22nd, 2012

    She COULD be fired. NC is not like Union states. Teachers get fired here all the time. She should be fired because she is as dumb as a box of rocks. Problem is, she’s black, and the Libtards that run NCDPI are all PC Libtard morons too! If she had been critical of Obama, she would have been fired by phone before she ever got home. But this is the quality of teachers in most NC schools. They’re full of 1/2 educated black women go into teahing because it’s their “govt.job”, but they carry that attitude of “They don’t pay us nothing! I ain’t gon do no more than I gots to!”. Some of them are great, wonderful teachers who genuinely care about the kids. But many, like that one, are there because it’s a govt job that doesn’t really require manual labor, and it gots benfits!

    Thank You Liberals. This is the perpetual cycle of ignorant teachers creating the next generation of ignorant teachers!

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  34. Cruisin' Cat

    May 22nd, 2012

    @Billy Fuster, Have you ever heard of “The III Percenters?”

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  35. TooMuchTime

    May 22nd, 2012

    That was a classroom? That sounded like a barroom brawl! She’s not a teacher, she’s a bad referee. How can the kids learn anything in that class? Other than Obamabots are freaking morons.

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  36. D Holland

    May 22nd, 2012

    My thoughts on Tanya Dixon-Neely

    “Tanyadixonneelyitis” is the reason the U.S. Department of Educations should be eliminated. Thank you, Tanya Dixon-Neely, the Social Studies teacher from North Rowan High School in North Carolina for so eloquently bringing this national educational disgrace to the taxpayers’ attention.

    Has Her Royal Assholiness, Princess Tanya, ever heard the saying, “It’s better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt”?

    I didn’t realize Ebonics is a subject that’s taught in Social Studies classes.

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  37. [...] Some excerpts of the teacher’s, uh, points: “Stop, no, because there is no comparison,” says Dixon-Neely. “Romney is running for president. Obama is the president.” [...]

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  38. [...] Some excerpts of the teacher’s, uh, points: “Stop, no, because there is no comparison,” says Dixon-Neely. “Romney is running for president. Obama is the president.” [...]

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