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    Teacher fired for car bumper sticker

    Some people have turned the US into a nation of overly-sensitive whingers and crybabies. And they use their power to abuse people.

    I loathe lawsuits, but hope she can sue and win.
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    Teacher fired for bumper sticker highlighting the over-medication of children
    by Jonathan Benson

    (NaturalNews) When Tarah Ausburn, a former English teacher at Imagine Prep High School in Surprise, Ariz., refused to remove a bumper sticker from her car that asked the question, "Have you drugged your kids today?" officials fired her, according to reports from KPHO CBS 5 in Phoenix. The sticker, which Ausburn told reporters makes a statement about the over-medication of today's children, sits among 60 other controversial stickers that may have also played a role in her dismissal.

    "It's kind of a criticism of us tending to over-medicate hyperactive kids who might not need those medications," said Ausburn to KPHO, likely referring to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs like Ritalin that are widely overused and abused (http://www.naturalnews.com/ADHD_dru...).

    Ausburn had only worked at the school for two months when she was notified that some of her stickers were upsetting some parents, and that they did not fit into the school's culture. School officials told Ausburn that she could either remove the stickers or park her car off campus. She refused both options and was consequently released.

    "You have to remain true to your beliefs, you have to stand up for what you believe is right and I don't believe it's right to censor people just because your opinion doesn't agree with theirs," she said.

    Ausburn told 12 News in Phoenix that when parents first began filing complaints about the stickers with administrators at Imagine, Principal John Buzzard supported her. When parents did not get their way at the school, they allegedly went above Buzzard's authority to the regional board which ultimately sided against her, she said.

    "This doesn't affect the quality of my teaching," said Ausburn to 12 News, referencing her defense before the regional board. "I've never been verbally reprimanded for any of my teaching instruction, I've never been written up at Imagine or any other school ... this doesn't impact my ability to teach."

    Ausburn initially tried to regain her position at Imagine following the incident, but has yet to receive a response from the school. She is now pursuing legal action to "push the issue."

    Other bumper stickers on Ausburn's car include, "I'm Already Against the Next War," "Military Solutions are Problems," "Don't Believe Everything You Think," and "Jesus Called, He Wants His Religion Back."

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    When Tarah Ausburn, a former English teacher at Imagine Prep High School in Surprise, Ariz., refused to remove a bumper sticker from her car that asked the question, "Have you drugged your kids today?" officials fired her, according to reports from KPHO CBS 5 in Phoenix. The sticker, which Ausburn told reporters makes a statement about the over-medication of today's children, sits among 60 other controversial stickers that may have also played a role in her dismissal.
    As a teacher she should be aware that wording is important.

    And she's got 60 more, possibly equally crass?


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    Well we can't have free thinkers instructing children now can we...we'll lose control of the lil robots...

    She rocks!!
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    With all the stickers the one makes more sense but just the drug one would be more shocking to some.
    'Kill a commie for mommy' was popular way back. I wonder if any teachers had that on their cars. There
    have to be a lot of stickers that offend liberals and conservatives and everybody else. She shouldn't have
    been fired for the sticker anyways.
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    "You have to remain true to your beliefs, you have to stand up for what you believe is right and I don't believe it's right to censor people just because your opinion doesn't agree with theirs,"
    But your boss does, so there's your two month teaching career shot to flames, you self-righteous boor.
    This space for rent.

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    Was she fired for what the stickers said or just for having the stickers in the first place?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Western Devil View Post
    "Jesus Called, He Wants His Religion Back."
    I'd say it was a good enough reason to fire her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WilliamBlake View Post
    But your boss does, so there's your two month teaching career shot to flames, you self-righteous boor.
    I'l sure they'll get a job teaching somewhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Western Devil View Post
    I'l sure they'll get a job teaching somewhere else.
    And she'll last about the same length of time. There's more to this story than meets the eye, I'd say.

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    Sounds like a private school, she was given a chance to stay employed.
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    Whatever happened to freedom of expression and free speech? I can't see any wrong doing on the part of Ausburn.

    I respect her stand against idiocy.

    I feel like listening to Public Enemy....Fight the Power!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tron View Post
    I feel like listening to Public Enemy....Fight the Power!!
    And that's really all she's doing - sloganeering.

    Empty, cheap, off the shelf 'beliefs'. (Sounds like the SWP, right comrades?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tron View Post
    Whatever happened to freedom of expression and free speech? I can't see any wrong doing on the part of Ausburn. I respect her stand against idiocy.
    In recent years, there has been a dimishment of the freedom of speech.

    It's allowed technically - but realistically - under only certain, narrow margins.


    And remember those new...."Free Speech Zones?"

    What a croc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Western Devil View Post
    In recent years, there has been a dimishment of the freedom of speech.

    What's dimishment? Is that where someone is kinda dim, dimish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonny danger View Post
    What's dimishment? Is that where someone is kinda dim, dimish?
    diminishment

    - 3 dictionary results

    Origin:
    1400–50; late Middle English; blend of diminuen (< Anglo-French diminuer < Medieval Latin dīminuere for Latin dēminuere to make smaller) and minishen minish

    —Related forms di·min·ish·a·ble, adjective
    di·min·ish·ment, noun
    non·di·min·ish·ing, adjective
    pre·di·min·ish, verb (used with object)
    pre·di·min·ish·ment, noun
    un·di·min·ish·a·ble, adjective
    un·di·min·ish·a·ble·ness, noun
    un·di·min·ish·a·b·ly, adverb
    un·di·min·ished, adjective
    un·di·min·ish·ing, adjective


    Source: Dictionary.com | Free Online Dictionary for English Definitions

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