Pro-Romney Student Bullied by Union Teacher, Gets No Support from Union
The government sector unions that have funneled millions of dollars this election cycle to left-leaning groups and candidates have “no plans” to help a pro-Mitt Romney student who says she was victimized by a union member teacher for her political views and now fears for her life.
Samantha Pawlucy, a sophomore at Charles Carroll High School in Philadelphia, told local media outlets her geometry teacher, Lynette Gaymon, tried to throw her out of class for wearing a Romney/Ryan T-shirt and demanded Pawlucy take it off. Now, Pawlucy is afraid to return to school for fear of being attacked.
The 16-year old said the teacher compared the shirt to a KKK shirt and informed the girl Carroll was a "democratic" school. Students joined in the fray and sided with the teacher.
Pawlucy told the Philadelphia Inquirer students are threatening to attack her when she returns to school. Her parents were also harassed and threatened when they went to the school on Friday to file a formal complaint. Friends of the family told Breitbart News that students yelled at the couple, “‘to tell the ‘bitch’ [their daughter Samantha] this school is for democrats.”
They aren’t joking. Philadelphia is often referred to as “The People’s Republic” because the city and its failing school district have been ruled over by a one party Democratic dynasty since the early 1950s. The Philadelphia Federation of Teacher’s (PFT) represents every teacher in the district (Pennsylvania is a compulsory union state where teachers must pay union dues whether they want to join or not), where Carroll high school resides.
That union and its parent organizations, the state level Pennsylvania Federation of Teachers and national American Federation of Teacher (AFT) AFL-CIO, have funneled more than $5.8 million dollars to almost exclusively Democratic controlled PACs, parties, candidates and outside spending groups.
So it should come as a surprise to absolutely no one that the Philadelphia Federation of Teacher’s (PFT) told Breitbart News they have “no plans” to launch a formal investigation of Gaymon and no clue what they would do to even reprimand her. Communication Director George Jackson says he will “ask around” to see if the union even has disciplinary measures they might take against their teachers who harass, bully and humiliate students.
PFT’s parent organization, The American Federation of Teachers (AFL-CIO), told Breitbart News they have no plans to investigate or advocate for Pawlucy either (point of irony: on the AFT website it says they would got to “hell and back for the kids,” but apparently, not to Philadelphia).
Representatives from both unions were flummoxed when asked by this columnist how the Pawlucys could have disciplinary action taken against the teacher. “Well, if I were a parent I guess I would write a letter to the school district,” said AFT rep Tom Landford (who refused to spell or confirm his name after the receptionist first identified him).
Splendid! We’ll recommend the Pawlucys get right on that after they have finished penning a note to the Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus.
The organizations that will mobilize thousands of its people to demand increases to their already generous and taxpayer funded salaries and benefits packages and move with marksman like precision and speed when filing grievances on behalf of their members are surprisingly immobile and incapable of helping a student who was bullied and harassed by one of their own.
The Philly union rep told Breitbart News he was unaware of a formal grievance process for students after we asked the steps that would need to be taken to file one against the teacher. The national group said (and I am not making this up) that students couldn’t file a grievance because they did not have a contract. It looks like someone needs to organize the students to protect them from the government sector union members. Teenaged Norma Rae, anyone?