And ya wonder why the taxpayers think that the Teacher’s Unions are a bad idea…I am sure that the whores that are in leadership of the local union at South Yarmouth will defend these traitorous so called ‘educators’…frankly these two teachers need to try this stunt at a local Teamster’s meeting and see what happens.
History teacher Marybeth Verani and English teacher Adeline Koscher made their silent protest during the part of the assembly in which school officials recognized graduating seniors who are entering the military.
“They not only imposed their political will, they imposed it at the wrong time,” said D-Y junior Andrew Bowles Jr., who organized an after-school protest yesterday that drew about 30 students.
Parents and other community members have flooded the high school principal’s office with about 40 e-mails and phone calls criticizing the teachers’ actions.
“I honestly feel (the protest) was misplaced,” said D-Y parent Joanne Schuman of Yarmouth. “I think they should have been removed from that event.”
Some individuals have voiced support for the two teachers, who were put on paid leave until at least tomorrow, Verani said.
She said she and Koscher were not trying to undermine the students but “to address the expansion of military recruitment of children in our schools.
James Kinney of West Barnstable, who knows Verani and wrote a letter to the editor of the Cape Cod Times in her support, defended the teachers.
“I think that it’s important to show dissent,” he said. “I think that’s the highest form of patriotism.”
The highest form of patriotism is not holding a protest sign, you stinking quimby. This is the highest form of patriotism.
Maureen Tuohy-Bedford, whose son Evan Tuohy-Bedford just graduated and has joined the U.S. Marine Corps, wouldn’t let the protestors ruin Friday’s assembly.
“The ceremony was beautiful,” she said. “So many people did the right thing.
God Speed, Marine.