An Ohio teacher didn’t make such a good decision last week, apparently has a problem with a black president. The teacher told a black student that she doesn’t think we need another black president. 


The board Monday evening suspended Gil Voigt, who has been a teacher at the Freshman School for 13 years, said Board President Dan Murray. It is the first step in the process of terminating the teacher, he said.

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Superintendent Paul Otten said the incident took place earlier this month when an African-American student expressed an ambition to be president.

Otten said Voigt had been reprimanded for racially insensitive remarks in the past. A report prepared by Assistant Superintendent Roger Martin lists four instances of discipline: A verbal warning in April 2008 for an “inappropriate racial comment,” another in November 2008 for “improper use of school technology” and a third in December 2013 for “inappropriate comments to students.” He also received a written warning last month for “failure to use adopted curriculum.”

So unnecessary.

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