NY mom only one to speak out over teacher's anti-police cartoon

Thursday, September 24, 2020
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Bob Kellogg, Billy Davis (OneNewsNow.com)

BLM logo Black Lives MatterA mother in New York state has become the latest parent to witness what children are being taught by far-left teachers, this time a political cartoon comparing police to the Ku Klux Klan.

A high school teacher in the Mount Pleasant School District handed his 11th graders a Black Lives Matter cartoon that equates police with the Klan, The New York Post reported in a Sept. 13 story.

The story identified the teacher as Christopher Moreno, who is identified on the Westlake High website as a social studies teacher.

The five-frame cartoon depicts slave owners and the Klan with a knee on chained black slaves, and a sheriff and police officer doing the same thing.

Reacting to the teacher’s actions, Janice Crouse, an author and longtime Christian activist, and a former teacher herself, points out that public school teachers will be punished for talking about their faith in front of a classroom of students.

“You can't teach biblical principles,” she says. “You can't even talk about anything related to patriotism."

The resumption of in-school instruction comes after many parents have witnessed bizarre and questionable behavior of teachers who have taught online classes during the COVID-19 shutdown. In the state of Texas, a high school teacher was suspended, then reinstated, after parents objected to her “virtual classroom” that includes posters promoting Black Lives Matter, homosexuality, and a Spanish phrase that translates into “Your fight is my fight.”

A spokesman for Roma High School said the district “stands behind the concepts of equality and inclusivity.”

OneNewsNow reported in a Sept. 14 story that a 12-year-old boy was suspended when the teacher saw a toy gun in his bedroom. A second student, in Louisiana, was suspended from Woodmere Elementary School after a teacher saw a pellet gun.

Meanwhile, a Gallup poll conducted in August found parents are more open to home-based education. That number has jumped five points, to 10 percent, in the poll while parents "satisfied" with public education remains high but dropped 10 percentage points since last year.

The Rutherford Institute, the civil liberties law firm, responded to the intrusion into private homes by offering parents an “op-out” letter that informs the school district that remote learning does not include consent to investigate or search the private home.

According to the Post, only one parent, Ania Paternostro, complained to the school district about the teacher attempting to “brainwash” her daughter.

“This cartoon is disturbing,” she told the Post. “We have to respect the men in blue who protect us.”

The story also revealed the daughter, who called the cartoon “disgusting,” was bullied in social media for blowing the whistle on the teacher and the cartoon.

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