Stine: California teacher courageous to say how she really feels about the US
To make a long story short, a middle school teacher in California told her students that former President Donald Trump actually won the election in 2020, not President Joe Biden.
During her political rant in October, KIRO Nights host Jack Stine says this teacher also spoke about a number of other topics, including QAnon, and Hunter Biden’s laptop.
“She went off,” Stine said.
The school decided to let her go.
Stine says his initial reaction to the story was to cringe. After all, she’s a history teacher bringing her politics into the classroom. But then, on second thought, he says maybe it was pretty “based.” Stine also clarified that he does not agree with her and does not think Trump won the election.
“We hear all the time about teachers on TikTok, going into their classroom, talking about their ideas about the United States, or talking about BLM, or whatever it is, and all the conservatives come out and say, ‘they shouldn’t be allowed to do that,'” he said. “But I think it’s pretty based, even if they’re that kooky, even if they’re that crazy, to stand in front of a classroom and say how they really feel about this country.”
He thinks that took courage. And yes, she lost her job over it, but that’s the price you pay, Stine says.
Listen to the whole “Cringe or Based” segment in Tuesday’s second hour of KIRO Nights:
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