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Author: Bob Webster
Date:  June 15, 2006

Topic category:  Other/General

Failing A Teacher
Part 3

Part 3 of this continuing story describes my conversation with the superintendent of schools for a high school where one of the teachers preaches conspiracy theory bilge and Leftist drivel in a course of U.S. History II.

This is the third installment of the continuing story of a complaint that a high school teacher who teaches conspiracy theory and Leftist bilge when he is supposed to be teaching U.S. History II.

In Part 1, Failing A Teacher, I described the elements of the complaint based on a student's report of what transpired during the school year in a classroom where U.S. History II was supposed to be being taught.

Part 2, Failing A Teacher described a phone conversation I had with the retiring principal of the high school where this problem exists. In that conversation, I was assured that the principal would get back to me within a few days and let me know what further investigation produced. His initial investigation involved asking the teacher if he had committed the list of actions which are the subject of the complaint (see Part 1). I never heard back from the principal. Clearly, his objective was to stall for time and simply let the clock run out. What other conclusion can possibly be reached after two weeks of silence as the school year ends?

As a result of the failure of the principal to honor his statements to me, I contacted his supervisor, the superintendent of schools. What follows is a redacted copy of my follow-up letter to the superintendent. This letter summarizes our conversation and includes some new information I've learned about the subject teacher.

This series will continue as events unfold.

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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