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News: RI Teacher Fired For Obama Effigy

Obama effigy hung at RI school with fired teachers AP:  A teacher at a failing school where he and all his colleagues are being fired hung an [in?] effigy of President Barack Obama in his classroom, apparently in reaction to Obama's support of extreme measures to ensure accountability in schools. [Fired.]11111111111news

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This system worked. The teacher should have been fired and he was fired.

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"Nice editorializing by the AP reporter whose opening graph stated, "...Obama's support of extreme measures to ensure accountability in schools."

Extreme by whose standards?"


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An effigy? That's no way to rationally discuss issues.


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