Teacher, father of 3, fired for conservative views
UPDATE: Tim Latham and students will be on Fox & Friends at 7:45 AM tomorrow, Monday, June 15, 2009
UPDATE 2: Statement from Tim Latham
UPDATE 3: Latham rehired.
Though this was his first year at Lawrence High School, he’s been teaching History for the past 19 years. A self-professed liberal student who graduated this spring says, “It’s really disappointing because he’s a really good teacher. It doesn’t seem fair. Why would they let a good teacher go?” But let him go they did, after repeatedly chastising him for being critical of President Obama and even for having a McCain/Palin bumper sticker on his car!
Tim Latham states he was also dressed down by his assistant principal Jan Gentry for content on his school website, which she deemed “too patriotic.” But liberals needn’t worry now because his links to different branches of the US military and the military academies have been removed from the site. The Left no longer needs to worry that his pages may encourage high school students to serve their country.
While some of his pages have been left in tact, clicking on the “What I Think” tab now yields an empty page. Another tab on his home page labeled “Terrorism” also contains nothing. Apparently, school officials have scrubbed his pages of anything that might let young minds experience something other than the liberal education establishment view of our world. God only knows that they could just get the idea that Conservatism isn’t the evil so many educators wish to brainwash the children to believe.
You can help by joining the “Save Mr. Latham, Lawrence High History Teacher” group on Facebook now. Already, 655 have joined to show their support! There’s also a discussion thread on the group site to leave your comments. You can also sign a petition to help Mr. Latham get his job back.
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