Teacher says Principal Ordered Bush Portrait Removed from Classroom

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    A New York woman claims that she was forced from her teaching post by an elementary school principal who objected to her Republican activism and last year ordered the removal of a portrait of President George W. Bush from the educator's Long Island classroom. In a federal discrimination lawsuit, Jillian Caruso, 26, claims that she was improperly forced to resign her job by Birch Lane Elementary School principal Joyce Becker-Seddio, the wife of state Assemblyman Frank Seddio, a Brooklyn Democrat. In her U.S. District Court complaint, a copy of which you'll find below, Caruso contends that she was retaliated against by Becker-Seddio because of her political work, which has included volunteering at last year's GOP convention and membership in the Republican National Committee. Caruso, who taught first and third graders at Birch Lane, also claims that when the principal spotted the Bush portrait late last year--it was hanging among photos of other U.S. presidents--she "became outraged and insisted that the picture be removed." Caruso, who complied with that order, has named the Massapequa Union Free School District as the sole defendant in her action, which seeks unspecified monetary damages and a reappointment to her prior teaching post.


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    Ancient history!
     
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    I hope she wins and I hope the principal loses her job.

    Last year I was attending a parent's open house at my son's high school and in his US History class there was only one republican president's picture hanging up... Reagan's. But there were pictures of Clinton, Kennedy, Johnson and Carter on the wall. My son said his teacher is a rabid democrat that hates Bush and that his politics often spills over into his teaching.
     
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    What is it with modern libs? I mean, you may disagree with his policies, but why the fanatical hatred? I disagreed with Clinton, but that doesn't change the fact that he was our President, and the office, if not the man, deserved respect. Right now, libs show less respect for the White House than I show drug dealers.
     

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