WI Teacher Reprimanded for Enabling Students' Protest Against Governor

By:  Dave Bohon
11/08/2011
       
WI Teacher Reprimanded for Enabling Students' Protest Against Governor

An elementary school field trip to the Wisconsin State Capitol got out hand when the teacher allowed his fourth-grade students to participate in a protest against embattled Governor Scott Walker, the current target of the state’s public school teachers’ unions. A video of the incident, obtained by a Milwaukee Fox News affiliate, shows students clapping along while protesters sing a modified version of the Woody Guthrie folk song, “This Land Is Your Land,” with a verse that includes the incendiary line, “Scott Walker will never push us out, this house was made for you and me.”

An elementary school field trip to the Wisconsin State Capitol got out hand when the teacher allowed his fourth-grade students to participate in a protest against embattled Governor Scott Walker, the current target of the state’s public school teachers’ unions. A video of the incident, obtained by a Milwaukee Fox News affiliate, shows students clapping along while protesters sing a modified version of the Woody Guthrie folk song, “This Land Is Your Land,” with a verse that includes the incendiary line, “Scott Walker will never push us out, this house was made for you and me.”

As shown on an expanded Fox video, the students got pulled into a daily noontime protest featuring a group called the Solidarity Singers — which for the past nine months has been part of a protest that has morphed into a recall effort against the Republican Governor who has instituted a number of measures which have enragedstate employees — particularly the heavily union-controlled public school teachers.

Reported Fox:

Every weekday at noon, the "Solidarity Singers" gather around the Capitol Rotunda to vocalize their displeasure with Governor Walker’s agenda…. From traditional protest songs that date back generations, to other popular tunes with a clever change in lyrics, it is a peaceful protest, with an unmistakably political message. "We want to sing in the Capitol the day after Walker is no longer working in this building," Solidarity Song Leader Chris Reeder said.

Click here to read the entire article and watch the video, from which the photo was extracted.

 

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