UPDATED: South Laurel County High School teacher Kendra Baker is in the hot seat after she posted a politically charged statement on a class whiteboard: ‘You can’t be a democrat and go to heaven’ during a classroom discussion about politics on November 13, one week after the presidential elections. South Laurel County High School is in Kentucky. It should be noted that a student made the statement and Kendra Baker agreed to put it on the board for everyone to see.
The class had been debating around Election Day, and Superintendent Doug Bennett says the psychology teacher, who has been identified as Kendra Baker, wrote a student’s comment on the board. “The teacher regrets the incident, and has no intention of doing this again,” said Bennett.
Mary Gilbert says her daughter, Chelsea was ridiculed when she tried to stick up for other students in the class. She says Chelsea is choosing to be home schooled rather than go back. Source
I’m not sure if this rises to the level of pulling your child out of a school, but I believe the teacher shouldn’t have let her political views cloud her judgment.
***RETRACTION: We posted the wrong photograph in reference to this incident. The photo we posted was of Kendra Hoskins-Baker who teaches at a different school in Kentucky. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We have pulled the photograph from our site and would urge anyone else who has this Facebook photo to do the same. Apologies to Mrs. Kendra Hoskins-Baker.***
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