Republicans are "stupid."
That loaded statement was purportedly delivered to sixth-graders by their public school teacher in Fairfax County, Virginia. The educator, Kristin Martin, is said to have railed against conservatives, allegedly telling students that "[Republicans] don’t care about anyone but wealthy people and businesses."
These comments, reportedly made at Powell Elementary School as voters were flocking to the school to cast ballots on Super Tuesday, are certainly eyebrow-raising. The Daily Caller spoke with students who were apparently in the classroom that day.
"It all started when this disabled kid came in and named all the Republicans candidates for Super Tuesday," one student said. "She [Martin] said to him, 'I don’t like them, I think that they are stupid.'"
One mother, a Republican who is going unnamed in an effort to protect her child from retaliation, claims that the teacher's words constitute indoctrination.
"I felt like the teacher was brainwashing naive, young children to believe people like me, my family and, to a certain extent, my daughter, were stupid," the woman told The DC in an e-mail.
According to the woman's daughter, Martin also made it known that she had voted for President Barack Obama and that the Democrats tend to do more "for the community and schools."
After learning about the incident, the mother promptly contacted Linda Clifford, the school's principal. Via e-mail, Clifford responded with an apology, writing:
I am so sorry that Miss Martin used such very poor judgment. I will certainly address it with her tomorrow. I share your assessment of the situation that there is no room for that kind of comment in a school setting. Thank you so much for bringing this serious situation to my attention.
Students report that Martin did, indeed, apologize to students the next day, claiming that she "shouldn’t have shared" the opinions with the class. You can read more about this incident over on The DC. It follows another report about a middle school in the same county that allegedly encouraged students to do opposition research on GOP candidates.
(H/T: FOX Nation)