A Fort Worth teacher thought she was sending President Trump a private message about possible illegal immigrant students at her school.
As it turns out, however, the tweets were public for all to see, and it is about to cost Georgia Clark her job…
Teacher is on leave after sending anti-immigrant messages to President Trump https://t.co/z6ajL2f6Fn
— Diane Smith (@dianeasmith1) May 29, 2019
While this is the tweet that got Ms. Clark in trouble, there were apparently several more that gave cause for concern to the school district.
She has had numerous posts about the illegal immigrant problems in this country.
Additionally, she has tweeted about problems with transgenders.
Clark’s tweets about illegals were extremely troublesome in the eyes of school officials, however, due to the large percentage of students in the school district being Hispanic.
In total, about 60 percent of the Fort Worth students are Hispanic.
At Carter-Riverside, where Clark teaches, that goes up to 87.5 percent.
Not long after Trump took office, the school board passed a resolution to “strive to create the safest possible environments for its students and employees … free of insecurity and fear.”
The resolution was passed based on a Supreme Court decision from 1982 that permits educational rights to illegal immigrants.
According to school officials, the suspension pending termination against Clark was not just this one violation.
Superintendent Kent P. Scribner stated, “In my professional judgment, the totality of the behavior warranted the recommendation for termination.
“Our mission is to prepare all students for success in college, career, and community leadership.”
In addition to the tweets, Clark has allegedly demanded to see immigration papers for some Hispanic students when they asked to go to the bathroom.
In 2013, Clark was reportedly suspended for calling a small group of Spanish-speaking students that had gathered “Little Mexico.”
Clark has 15 days to appeal the decision and has already stated that she plans on doing just that.
You can read the full story in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
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