A Dublin, Georgia school is under fire after a teacher allegedly shared a little too much of her personal political views with students.
According to the Dublin Laurens NAACP, the teacher told her students President Obama is not a Christian and “any parent who supports him is not a Christian.” She reportedly then challenged her students to “prove their Christianity.
From NBC 41:
According to the civil rights group, the parents met several days later with the teacher and her husband, who is a Dublin City School board member. Ledbetter confirms a school board member attended the parent-teacher conference, but would name name the board member.
“A board member being in a parent-teacher conference can tip the balance, or at least from the appearance, tip the balance of fairness,” he said. “It is not a practice that we can allow.”
Ledbetter says the parent brought his concern to the school board last month. School officials met with the teacher. Ledbetter says they handled the situation.
“We’ve had meetings to make sure there is an understanding that this is not appropriate,” Ledbetter said.
The Dublin NAACP called on the school district to make sure an incident like this never happens again.
“You try to be appropriate to the situation. It’s one of those that you don’t want repeated,” Ledbetter added.
The superintendent believes it goes back to a basic lesson: don’t talk politics or religion
Watch a report on the story from NBC 41 in the video below: