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Teacher Who Told Student He Could Be Arrested Will Keep Her Job

June 21, 2012 by  

Teacher Who Told Student He Could Be Arrested Will Keep Her Job
SCREENSHOT
Hunter Rogers appeared on Fox News to recount the incident involving his teacher.

The social studies teacher who became irate earlier in the year when a student asked a question about President Barack Obama will return to educate students.

Tanya Dixon-Neely made national news after she told a student that people were arrested for disrespecting former President George W. Bush. The “fact of the day”
for the students was that Mitt Romney was a bully. Hunter Rogers asked, “Didn’t Obama bully somebody though?” (He was referring to a story recounted in Obama’s book Dreams of My Father.) Following Rogers’ question, Dixon-Neely told the student he could be arrested.

Superintendent Judy Grissom said in a statement:

While I remain deeply concerned about the performance documented in the recording of Ms. Dixon-Neely’s classroom, I have concluded that she should have a chance to improve her teaching skills. Under these circumstances, suspension without pay for 10 workdays and a requirement that Ms. Dixon-Neely complete a monitored growth plan is an appropriate resolution.

Most of Dixon-Neely’s teaching time has been spent in the Alternative to Suspension Program, but she was given a regular classroom because of staffing needs. According to Grissom, Dixon-Neely “will be reassigned to her position in the Alternative to Suspension Program.”

Grissom says she is ready for the school district to move on.

Bryan Nash

Staff writer Bryan Nash has devoted much of his life to searching for the truth behind the lies that the masses never question. He is currently pursuing a Master's of Divinity and is the author of The Messiah's Misfits, Things Unseen and The Backpack Guide to Surviving the University. He has also been a regular contributor to the magazine Biblical Insights.

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