Monday, April 26, 2010

Free Speech for the Dumb: Principal Dr. Terry Oatts

So you want to know why teachers don't trust or think highly of most administrators? Look no further than Woodland Middle School principal Dr. Terry Oatts. Oatts decided to have a convicted felon, rapper T.I., speak to the student body, without telling the parents. T.I. was arrested for having machine guns and silencers and some other fun things. So you can see why parents were upset that they weren't told in advance.

If that wasn't the best how about the response Oatts gave one parent who emailed to complain;

“I thought about asking a guy who snorted cocaine and got arrested for DUI when he was 30 to come and speak to our kids, but President George W. Bush was not available.”

I am really speechless that a principal who is supposed to be highly regarded would actually say that in an email...this might be the epitome of this tag.

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