A Texas teacher was fired from her job at Carter-Riverside High School for tweeting to President Trump and asking him to deport illegal immigrants. According to the Fort Worth ISD board, a unanimous vote of 8-0 to fire Georgia Clark took place.
Clark tweeted out earlier this year to the president, asking him specifically to "remove the illegals from Fort Worth." When these tweets were found and brought to the attention of the school board, and investigation went underway. Why she has been fired for simply wanting to uphold the law is beyond me.
Board has voted to terminate contract of teacher Georgia Clark for good cause. Motion made by Trustee Paz. Second by Norman Robbins. Motion passes 8-0
— Fort Worth Independent School District (@FortWorthISD) June 5, 2019
Ten people came forward — most of whom wanted Clark fired — and spoke in front of the school board on Tuesday night before the vote.
“There is no way in hell this woman should still be teaching on any level because she has already let you know she has a bias towards certain students,” said Waymond Brown.
“You had your proof. You had the tweets. It shouldn’t have took this long — anybody else, they would have been out without a second chance,” said Jowona Powell, the mother of one student who was in Clark’s English class.
Powell had taken screenshots of the teacher’s tweets and presented them to school officials after her daughter accused Clark of exhibiting racist behavior in the classroom.
According to reports, Clark appealed the district's decision, which resulted in a review from an independent examiner. The examiner determined that her tweets SHOULD be protected under her first amendment right to free speech and added that the school board does not have substantial evidence to support any of the extra accusations about her classroom conduct.
Fort Worth Independent School District Superintendent Kent P. Scribner said, “There has been much talk in the news and on the Internet about the use of social media by our staff. Our mission is to prepare ALL students for success in college, career and community leadership.”
He continued, “Let me reiterate our commitment that every child in the District is welcome and is to be treated with dignity and respect. As we conclude the school year this Friday, please know we take this promise very seriously and your child’s safety and well-being are always our number-one priority. Thank you.”
That's funny, because if they aren't here legally, then they aren't actually welcome. Do things the right way people, it's that easy!