It is a long held belief among conservatives that today’s education system is teaching our children to be liberal followers rather than free thinking individuals. It has been alleged that teachers, professors and administrators spend their days indoctrinating students to believe that conservatives, or anyone else who disagrees with liberal policies, is their enemy. When it comes to the recent clashes with police, there has been more than one educator who voiced an anti-police sentiment, although most administrators distanced themselves after public outcry. But, they can no longer hide behind the actions of “misguided individuals,” not after the administrators themselves have taken a far more dangerous stand by punishing a principle who voiced support for police.
In early June, a Texas police officer found himself at the center of the latest public protests after a video went viral showing him drag a teenage girl to the ground and briefly draw and point his firearm at other teens while responding to a disturbance at an area pool party. Internet chat rooms and news comment sections quickly filled with discussions concerning whether or not the officer had reacted properly. Regardless of which side of the debate you found yourself, one of the great wonders of the American system is that you are allowed to voice that opinion without fear of retribution. That is, unless you are a member of the educational system and you voice an opinion in support of the officer.
In the days following the incident, Alberto Iber, principle of North Miami Senior High School, found himself doing what many others nationwide were doing – following the case and leaving personal comments on chat boards. Iber wrote that Officer Eric Casebolt did nothing wrong and feared for his life. He claimed that he believed those comments would be anonymous and was surprised when his Facebook profile, picture and professional occupation were listed. He was even more surprised when the Miami-Dade School District not only took offense to his comments, but reassigned him to “administrative duties.”
Despite claims that it is the conservatives who make every effort to silence those who disagree with their point of view, the liberal administrators in Miami have proven that actions speak louder than words. In an attempt to justify their actions, school officials claimed that, because a majority of families within the district are minorities, it was necessary to remove Iber to prevent unnecessary conflict. However, without waiting to see if any such conflicts existed, or simply explaining that Iber was entitled to his own personal opinion when not representing the district, they not only exhibited the very behavior often blamed on conservatives, they showed their true colors too.
There was a time when educators taught the importance of the First Amendment and the vital part it has played in shaping our nation. Now, at least in Miami-Dade, they are teaching the importance of agreeing with those in charge and keeping your opinion to yourself – especially if your opinion supports law enforcement.
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