Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Shocking Charge Against Chicago Teacher

A teacher at a Chicago charter school has been accused of making outrageous racial slurs following an incident at the school:
As CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports, the incident began when a seventh-grade art teacher at Aspira Haugen Charter Middle School, at 3729 W. Leland Ave., thought students had gotten paint on her jacket. That is when the teacher allegedly said “all Mexicans are criminals” and that they were “only born to clean floors.”
One parent is reserving judgment:
“A lot of kids are out of control in this school,” Linda Moran said. “It doesn't mean you have to target race; I don't condone doing that. But I'd like to hear the whole story.”
If it is established that the teacher actually said the words reported, there just isn't any conceivable way that the "whole story" could justify it.