Monday, September 19, 2022

Hostile Work Environment In Public Schools

Years ago, I was a public school teacher in inner city Los Angeles when Jimmy Carter was President.  As a Democrat, I voted for Jimmy Carter in 1976.  As Carter's first term went by, it became clear that Carter, like feckless Joe Biden was completely incompetent.  We had the hostage crisis with Iran and the long lines to buy gas.  Then as now, we had high inflation and a lousy economy.  I became very disillusioned with Carter and the Democrat Party at the very same time that Ronald Reagan emerged preaching Morning in America.  Ronald Reagan made me the Conservative Republican I am today. 

I had gotten married in 1974 and we were looking forward to having children.  Once we decided to buy a home to get more house for our money and a good school district, we moved further out of the LA City School District, which even then had poor schools in many areas.  I started expressing my support for Ronald Reagan who was emerging as the Republican candidate for President in 1978-79.  It was as though I was a traitor at the school I was teaching at.  First, the very notion that I might vote Republican was just not done.  And second, the fact that we moved out of the school district in 1976 to an area that was very conservative; translation lily White with great schools and test scores was considered a betrayal of left wing ideology.  

I began to experience backlash from both the administration and other teachers.  Ultimately, I left teaching in 1979 to enter business and never looked back.  And Yes, I voted for Ronald Reagan that year, registering as a Republican for the first time in my life.  Reagan was elected in a landslide taking office in 1980.   Obviously, being a Republican working in business was just fine.  

That was then this is now.  I am quite certain that there are MAGA Voters, teachers, administrators and other staff members working in public education today.   In the radical woke environment that exists in public schools, much worse than when I was a teacher years ago, there is absolutely no way MAGA voters could express their opinions working in a public school.  Matter of fact, they could never even register as a Republican because that would show up on the voter roles.  They must register as Democrats, or maybe an Independents to remain in the closet because Socialist Fascists (AKA Democrats) working in public education that are the vast majority would do them in.  Ultimately, if they were known to be MAGA voters and Republicans, they would lose their jobs.  

Further, no MAGA voter working in a public school would support Critical Race Theory Marxist, racist revisionist history, or radical LGBTQIA gender ideology and indoctrination.  They would have to pay lip service to these radical ideologies to keep their jobs; and just try to keep in out of the their classrooms as much as possible.  There is clearly a hostile work environment for MAGA voters and Republicans in public schools.  I experienced it years ago.  I can only imagine how much worse it must be today given the Socialist Fascists running public schools across the country.   

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