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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.

David Kindler commented on your status:

"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?"


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


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