When President Obama and the first lady visited a Miami-area school to talk education, one of its teachers was told to remain in his classroom — alone. Why? Because the teacher is not much of a fan of the president.
Social studies teacher Randall Scott was told by administrators at Coral Reef Senior High School that he was “banned” from hearing the president’s remarks, according to ABC affiliate Local10.com.
Unlike most teachers today, Scott is a diehard conservative, and isn’t afraid to voice his views in either the classroom or social media.
The teacher regularly uses his Instagram and Twitter accounts to voice his opposition to the Obama administration. Scott said he fosters open political discussion in his advanced-placement American history classes.
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Prior to Obama’s visit, Scott ignored a school administration request to tone down his social media postings.
“I believe if I share my views with students and they share their views with me then it’s a learning process for both of us,” Scott said.
“Because of the sensitivity surrounding the allegations regarding remarks that were made — remarks that were reviewed by Miami-Dade schools police and the U.S. Secret Service — the matter is currently under review,” Miami-Dade County Public Schools spokesman John Schuster said. “The size and setup of the event venue did not permit all of the school’s staff and students to attend, and local administrators were required to decide who would attend to represent the school.”
But more than an explanation, Scott wants “whoever is responsible for this to publicly apologize for discriminating against me because of my political views.” In case you haven’t yet guessed it, Scott is ex-military — a retired no-nonsense Air Force master sergeant.
Watch the news coverage via Local10.10.com, then check out “Rick Perry shaken up by Obama’s disturbing threat to governors in meeting.”
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