The subject of legislators working on laws against bullying in schools usually seems like an over reach of government interference, but a news report out of Philadelphia yesterday caught my attention. The title of this report, Philly student’s Romney T-shirt likened to a KKK sheet is about Samantha Pawlucy, a sophomore at Carroll High, whose geometry teacher publicly humiliated her by asking why she was wearing a Romney/Ryan T-shirt and going into the hallway to scream and urge other teachers and students to mock her. She screamed the following
Carroll High is a “Democratic school” and wearing a Republican shirt is akin to wearing a KKK shirt.
Samantha said it wasn’t scary but felt weird. In truth it was scary because after reporting this to the principle it was just considered a harmless little joke. The geometry teacher told the class the next day that she can no longer joke around with the class because a student had gotten her in trouble. Samantha Pawlucy was so upset by the teacher’s comments that she left the classroom and hid in the bathroom until the end of the class.
Now, if this was my daughter, she would leave that school, and be enrolled in a private Christian school. Read the entire article and be incensed at how rotten this public school has become. The principal weasels out of accountability by noting that no official complaint has been filed. A spokesman for the teachers’ union, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, declined to comment.