Dennis-Yarmouth School Teachers Disciplined for Tasteless War Protest

If these teachers act this way in public, just imagine how they run their classrooms.

Two Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School teachers who held an anti-war sign during a senior assembly last week are facing disciplinary action.

D-Y world history teacher Marybeth Verani and English teacher Adeline “Carrie” Koscher have been put on paid administrative leave until the end of the school year June 24, Verani said yesterday.

In addition to the paid leave, Verani said she has been given an unpaid suspension for the first 10 days of school in September. Verani said she did not want to comment on what further discipline Koscher might be facing.

Verani and Koscher conducted a silent protest during the part of the assembly in which school officials recognized graduating seniors entering the military.

Here is some background info (with video).  Apparently they missed the memo that dissent is no longer patriotic now that a Democrat has been elected president.

Two teachers at Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School have touched off a firestorm after holding up an “End War” sign at a school assembly where six students who’ve enlisted in the military were being honored.

Many in the community say the teachers crossed a line and treated their own students with disrespect.

The students received a standing ovation, but at that point the two teachers sat down refusing to clap.

Teacher Marybeth Verani defends her protest saying, “I’m showing students in a democracy how to exercise dissent.”

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2 Responses to Dennis-Yarmouth School Teachers Disciplined for Tasteless War Protest

  1. KerryB says:

    Teacher Marybeth Verani defends her protest saying, “I’m showing students in a democracy how to exercise dissent.”

    I may be picking nits here, but this is one of my pet peeves: We live in a REPUBLIC, not a democracy. One would think a teacher would…oh never mind.

  2. Part of the ‘it’s all about me’ Baby-Boomer generation. She made the decision to make themselves the center of attention for the ceremony honoring the students and then falls back on the ‘I’m just so gosh-darned patriotic because I’m dissenting’ defense when called out on it.

    I’d say it’s gotten worse since the boomers, but there’s those 6 students who signed up, despite this harpy’s attempts at indoctronation.

    /not to mention you, JR.

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