What has become of the city of Brotherly Love?
Last Friday was dress-down day at Charles Carroll High School in Port Richmond — a day for students to leave their uniforms at home and wear whatever they liked.
One young woman chose to wear a shirt showing her support for Gov. Mitt Romney’s presidential candidacy. Her geometry teacher didn’t like it, the girl’s father said on a radio call-in show on IQ 106.9 FM today.
According to the father, the teacher demanded that the student take off her shirt, comparing it to a Ku Klux Klan sheet. Aside from the racial hyperbole being exercised by an ignorant teacher, should a teacher, regardless of subject matter, ever ask a female student to take off their shirt for any reason?
But it didn’t end there, as LaborUnionReport explains:
That’s when things turned ugly for her in the “Democratic school.”The teacher allegedly told the girl to take off the shirt, saying it was like wearing a Ku Klux Klan sheet. The teacher allegedly threatened to use a marker to cross out Romney’s name and that of Rep. Paul Ryan, his running mate. The teacher also allegedly tried to throw the student out of class.The teacher also allegedly said that Carroll was “a Democratic school.”[Emphasis added.]
An investigation is ongoing according to the Inquirer.