Tacoma teacher Brendan Stanton, a middle school teacher at P.G. Keithley Middle School, asked students who they admired most. When the 10 year old son of Elsy Kusander replied “Donald Trump,” the teacher flew into a rage and scolded him. Then lied about it.
The question was: “Who is the one person you admire and why?”
Her son replied: “I admire Donald J. Trump because he is making America great again. And because he is the best president the United States of America could ever, ever have. And he built the wall so terrorists couldn’t come into in the U.S. Trump is the best person in the world. And that’s why I had admire him.”
The Tacoma teacher instantly went off the rails, kicked him out of the chat, and deleted the child’s portion of the chat. Then he proceeded to rail against the President.
The good news is, Ms. Kusander came into the room and recorded what he said.
Jason Rantz from My Northwest reported,
When Kusander came into the room to see what happened, she heard Stanton berating the president. She started to film the comments on her cell phone.
“The example that was shared in the chat, which I went ahead and erased for us, was not appropriate right? Especially as that individual has created so much division and hatred between people and specifically spoken hatred to many different individuals, OK?,” Stanton told his students.
Stanton was so offended, he apparently wouldn’t even say the president’s name. Instead, he referred to Trump as “that individual.” But he wasn’t done.
“Again, that individual has spoken hate to many individuals and I don’t think is an appropriate example for a role model that we should be admiring,” Stanton concluded.
Kusander was shocked at Stanton’s comments.
“I went into my son’s room and I heard the teacher saying that this individual is hateful and divisive, etc. I started to record,” Kusander told the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH. “How can a teacher be teaching to his students horrible things about the president of the country without facts?”
Kusander confronted Stanton in a phone call later that afternoon. Again, he attempted to mislead her to the point of outright lying to cover his exposed bias.
Tacoma teacher has excuses
First, he claimed that her son didn’t understand the question and that he was talking about “computer programmers.” When that didn’t work, then he claimed that someone else in the class was offended. That didn’t fly either. The he claimed that it wasn’t “political” and that the boy’s response about the wall and “terrorists” was wrong. Ms. Kusander is from Honduras and is against illegal immigration. That excuse was a bust too. His half-a***** apology after that was clearly the opposite of the truth.
Jason Rantz stated,
The teacher’s comments weren’t fleeting to get the conversation back on track. They were sustained criticisms to make it clear that he doesn’t approve of the president, as if any of his students even care what his stance is. He literally wouldn’t say the president’s name. That doesn’t seem particularly healthy.
Multiple emails to Stanton, the principal of P.G. Keithley Middle School, and the district communications manager went unanswered.
It’s a pattern
Kusander shouldn’t just be commended for being such a tremendous advocate for her son. Her decision to record the rant and confront the teacher is a masterclass in how to handle these issues. She’s not doing this to get Stanton fired. She just wants him to understand why this is inappropriate so he better handles himself if this happens again.
We think any teacher who has such deep seated aggression against the President or anyone else, for that matter, should go flip burgers at McDonalds and not teach our children. The teacher suffers from TDS in a big way. Kantz mentioned other teachers who taught lies to their students:
“At Seattle’s Catharine Blaine K-8, one teacher taught students as young as 11-years-old to refer to a riot as an “uprising” and rioters as “freedom fighters.” A second grade teacher at Grove Elementary in Marysville pushed a shockingly anti-police video to students. In Gig Harbor, at Discovery Elementary, students were recommended a book instructing them to become Progressive activists.”
Ms Kusander spoke with Jason Rantz and had this to say:
Good for you, Ms Kusander!
Featured photo: P.G. Keithley Middle School and Brendan Stanton