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From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

 
Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

 
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Today’s blacklisted American: School district fires teachers for expressing their opinions publicly

Modern science!
Modern education in Oregon: Facts don’t matter!

Persecution is now cool! An Oregon school district is moving to fire two teachers because they began a campaign to keep the bathrooms in their schools male and female only.

The teachers are suing the school district to keep their jobs.

Assistant principal Rachel Damiano and science teacher Katie Medart of North Middle School face a pre-termination hearing before the school board Thursday. They are seeking a temporary restraining order (TRO) and preliminary injunction as they continue suing the Grants Pass School District for violating their speech rights under the U.S. and Oregon constitutions.

…The district argues the federal court can’t reinstate Damiano and Medart to their positions, from which they’ve been on paid leave for three months for “inappropriate behavior,” unless the school board accepts the superintendent’s recommendation to fire them.

The educators argue they “spoke as private citizens about gender identity education policy, a matter of public concern,” using their own resources over spring break. The two claim they are challenging a district speech policy that not only regulates their speech on “any political or controversial civil issue” while acting as educators, but also requires them to “issue a disclaimer” when sharing their views off campus.

They have stopped sharing social media posts about the “I Resolve” campaign because of the disclaimer requirement, an unconstitutional chilling effect, the motion for a [temporary restraining order] said. The superintendent suspended them after they refused to take down the website, which also prevented Medart from finishing a district-paid “certification training course.”

In other words, the school district has declared that its teachers have no first amendment rights, and are not allowed to make any public statements about issues that might affect them directly. To express such opinions opposing the district’s policies is consider “inappropriate behavior” and cause of termination.

It also appears the school district is not taking the lawsuit seriously, as it has not filed a full response with the court. Nonetheless, it appears the local officials think it is their right to silence any opposition to them, in any manner they can conceive.

The real unstated goal of this policy is to remove any teacher from the public schools who might disagree with this insane policy of allowing boys to go into the girls’ bathroom. It also works to eliminate any teachers in the system who do not agree with the even more insane belief that one’s sex is determined not by biology but by a person’s opinion. Get rid of this opposition, and then there will be no one there to see what devilry is being done in the schools to indoctrinate children to perversity.

Such tactics long ago eliminated almost all conservatives from the nation’s universities. The left is now working to eliminate them from public schools as well. If parents and teachers do not fight back, hard, and immediately, the left is almost certain to succeed.

Fear for your children. Some very bad people are out to get them.

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4 comments

  • Mark

    The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines activist as “a person who uses or supports strong actions (such as public protests) in support of or opposition to one side of a controversial issue.” Under the sway of CRT, one school redefined “activist” as “someone who notices that a system is unfair to another person, group of people, or animals, and then creates a new system that ensures fairness for every person, group of people, or animal.” 
    Redefining “activist” is as Orwellian as it gets. The school also teaches the four traits of an “activist,” which they claim to be “Observe. Ask questions. Have empathy. Show compassion.” But these positive traits are more defining of a good neighbor or a good friend, rather than an “activist.”
    Contorting the meaning of “activist” to suit an ideological need, and claiming that all “activists” have “empathy” and “show compassion” is the grade school equivalent of teaching “war is peace,”“freedom is slavery,” and “ignorance is strength.” 

  • Cotour

    Lawyers, as odious and despicable as some of them can be (Avanati), serve their purpose.

    SUE THEM!

  • Richard M

    If you’re a parent of a child in that district, it’s time to pull them out.

    Vote with your feet.

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