A teacher at a failing Rhode Island school where he and all his colleagues were fired hung an effigy of President Barack Obama in his classroom, apparently in reaction to Obama's support of extreme measures to ensure accountability in schools.I talked about the failing Rhode Island school last month. They were given options to improve, and they refused to compromise, and as a result, the school board was authorized to fire the entire staff. They did so.
The teachers union on Thursday condemned the effigy, discovered Monday in the teacher's third-floor classroom at Central Falls High School, saying it was wrong and cannot be condoned under any circumstances.
The effigy was found in the unidentified teacher's classroom by Superintendent Frances Gallo, Nicole Shaffer of the Rhode Island Department of Education told The Associated Press. Shaffer said the department would not have any further comment.
Gallo did not immediately respond to calls from the AP seeking comment, but she told CNN that the foot-tall Obama doll that she saw Monday was found hung from its feet from a white board and was holding a sign that said "Fire Central Falls teachers."
A teacher hung Obama in effigy as a result.
Honestly, as an educator of children, that's a line you just do not cross. No sympathy here. None. Not all sufferers of Obama Derangement Syndrome are alike, but all have one thing in common: they blame the President for their own problems. I give Bush a hard time. But I don't personally blame him for the difficulties I've experienced in my life over the last decade. I know better than that, and that's a cop-out, plain and simple.