A Lesson in Incivility

The teacher of the year was honored at the White House.

But when it comes to manners and human decency, she has a lot to learn.

Mandy Manning is the English language development teacher at Joel E. Ferris High School’s Newcomer Center in Spokane Washington’s public school district. She was named the 2018 National Teacher of the Year.
When she received her award she wouldn’t shake his hand nor would she speak to him.


Here’s the story from the Washington Post:

” Manning, the 2018 National Teacher of the Year recipient, had brought with her from Spokane, Wash., a stack of letters that her immigrant and refugee students wrote ahead of her trip to the White House, where she accepted the award Wednesday.

“The letters were addressed to the president, and all Manning wanted to do was give them to him.

“Some chronicled their experiences coming to the United States — from Syria, Iraq, Uganda, Burma, El Salvador — because they ‘felt it was important for the president to understand the really rigorous and difficult process and length of time it takes to come to the United States as a refugee,’ Manning said.”

There’s a time and a place for everything, which is something she should know.

As Keith Koffler at White House dossier writes, “So what they are learning from her, apparently, is that this country is not about differences of opinion, but about one opinion, that of liberals, which must prevail. And they are learning to disrespect the office of the presidency, and probably many people and institutions in the country they have come to.

“It’s too bad a woman like this is the gateway to their understanding of this great country. Her ‘teacher of the year’ award should be revoked and she should be fired, since political views, while generally free to be expressed, should not be delivered by teachers to children in public schools.”

Agreed.

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