It now appears that White may have used another crude political video downloaded from the Internet in his classroom. In a follow-up story on Tuesday, the News Courier reports that parents told school officials White showed students "an obscene video showing an animated Bill Clinton."
The school district's refusal to disclose the nature of White's punishment smacks of partisan special treatment. White just happens to be a Democratic candidate for the District 4 seat on the state House of Representatives. School officials are refusing to take media inquiries about White's punishment. Limestone County Schools Superintendent Dr. Barry Carroll issued a terse, two-sentence statement on Friday: "The matter at West Limestone is a personnel issue and has been dealt with. There are no additional comments."
But thanks to parents and the Internet, the case is not closed. Like the Bennish story, the White case is spreading across alternative media. Taxpayer-funded school employees can no longer abuse their positions in secret. And the "local" news of public education run amok has been globalized with the click of a mouse.
Sunlight, as always, is the best disinfectant. But if your government schools aren't willing to clean up the mess, there's always homeschooling.
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