Dekalb County Schoools Superintendent Stephen Green [pictured above] issued a statement after Trump’s executive order banning travel temporarily from seven Muslim countries which told teachers not to express themselves on or off campus if their views on immigration line up with those of President Donald Trump. Investigation and possibly termination would result from expressing views that were not considered “welcoming” of refugees and migrants. All comments made inside and outside the classroom must line up with the district’s views on diversity and inclusiveness towards refugees and migrants, both legal and illegal.
Green stated, “Our schools will be safe places for learning and teaching. We will not tolerate any form of bulling or discrimination on or off district property that interferes with learning or the rights of others.”
So far, two teachers at Cross Keys High school have been terminated and a staff nurse at Cary Reynolds Elementary was investigated for alleged anti-immigration comments she posted on facebook.
Former Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann said that Green is unrelenting in his determination to shut down freedom of speech. “This is the ultimate thought police. No one hates freedom of thought, freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship more than the politically correct left.”
According to World News Daily:
Green could be inviting a lawsuit on First Amendment grounds related to free speech.
“I understand the need to make sure there is an atmosphere of respect and to make sure students are not bullied; nobody wants to be bullied. However, I think you can go too far with the diversity agenda, which doesn’t respect free speech,” Staver told WND.
“We don’t know exactly what these teachers or the nurse said. All we know is they are labeling it anti-immigrant. It’s one thing to call certain categories of immigrants names, but it’s another to say you’re in favor of the temporary ban on refugees and we need to protect our borders,” he said.