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Author: Bob Webster
Date:  May 30, 2006

Topic category:  Other/General

Failing A Teacher
Part 1

A continuing story of a complaint that a high school teacher preaches conspiracy theory bilge (Loose Change) and Leftist drivel (Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11) in a course purporting to instruct students in U.S. History II (from WWII forward).

In a recent interview with a local high school student, allegations were made that a history teacher's conduct was highly inappropriate. Instead of teaching U.S. History II (from WWII forward), this teacher is alleged to have been salting his classroom instruction with movie clips and internet videos that represent, at best, the lunatic fringe of radical Leftist politics.

As a concerned citizen who is tired of stories about the lunatic Leftist dominance of one college faculty after another, I believed something must be done to stop this nonsense in local public schools. It seemed clear to me that the vast majority of parents would not want their children exposed to the alleged actions of this particular teacher. Understanding the reluctance of parents to take on a teacher who might retaliate against their child in the classroom, I decided to confront this situation directly.

On May 25, 2006, I sent a letter to the accused teacher, his Principal, and his Superintendent of schools, with a copy to the Superintendent of school in my own community (whose students attend the high school where the alleged inappropriate instruction is taking place).

What follows is an edited copy of that letter with the full name of the teacher, the high school, and municipality redacted pending the outcome of an investigation to confirm or discredit the allegations.

As this story unfolds, I will provide additional information as new parts of this commentary.

Bob Webster
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Biography - Bob Webster

Bob Webster, a 12th-generation descendent of both the Darte family (Connecticut, 1630s) and the Webster family (Massachusetts, 1630s) is a descendant of Daniel Webster's father, Revolutionary War patriot Ebenezer Webster, who served with General Washington. Bob has always had a strong interest in early American history, our Constitution, U.S. politics, and law. Politically he is a constitutional republican with objectivist and libertarian roots. He has faith in the ultimate triumph of truth and reason over deception and emotion. He is a strong believer in our Constitution as written and views the abandonment of constitutional restraint by the regressive Progressive movement as a great danger to our Republic. His favorite novel is Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and believes it should be required reading for all high school students so they can appreciate the cost of tolerating the growth of unconstitutional crushingly powerful central government. He strongly believes, as our Constitution enshrines, that the interests of the individual should be held superior to the interests of the state.

A lifelong interest in meteorology and climatology spurred his strong interest in science. Bob earned his degree in Mathematics at Virginia Tech, graduating in 1964.

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