Meet Lauren Kessler: Easthampton ELL Teacher Who Violated Her Contract By Walking Out Of School To Bully A Student Who Was Jumped The Day Before
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This is Lauren Kessler on the right:
She is an ELL teacher at Easthampton High School. Last week she violated her contract by walking out of school and joining children in a protest specifically directed at another student who was violently assaulted by three kids who punch like bitches.
(In fairness, the student bitch slapping him – Josh Brown – messaged us today and admitted that he was in fact in the wrong)
Lauren Kessler can be seen in this video on Gazette.net right around the 10-12 second mark:
A woman who gets paid by the taxpayers, walking off her job as part of an organized bullying campaign against a student who she is in charge of. Let me be very clear about this – Turtleboy is 1,000% pro-teacher. Always will be. My heroes growing up, and the people I looked up to most were my teachers. They knew everything. They were the smartest people in the world. They demanded my respect and they got it. The discipline and structure they provided to me is something that I have used going forward, even if the subject material they taught me has long been forgotten. (Sorry Mr. Houghton, I remember that y=mx+b but I have no idea what that means) When they were sick and missed school you realized how valuable they were.
That’s why this woman is a disgrace. Because she dishonors an honorable profession. It is not your job as a teacher to pick sides. It is your job to remain neutral so that ALL students feel comfortable coming to you with an issue.
It is not your job to protest against your boss’ administrative decisions regarding student discipline. Is if your job to teach.
It is not your job to infuse your politics into the easily manipulated minds of children. It is your job to teach the subject material you have been assigned, and provide controversial material in a neutral way that encourages students to form their own opinions based off of the facts that you have presented them with.
It is not your job to join a misguided mob walkout grounded in lies and mistruths. It is your job to stay behind and teach the majority of good students who didn’t want to skip class in order to take the side of violent bullies. Students who have since been labeled as bigots for not participating.
A quick look at Lauren Kessler’s Facebook page and you get the gist of what she’s all about. She bragged about violating her contract:
She posted this meme about teachers:
Which we agree with. Except she is not one of these teachers who goes the extra mile. She walked off the job and abandoned her duties as an educator instead.
She went to Washington to protest the peaceful transition of power in the executive branch:
Locally she went to Alex Morse’s protest of the fair election of President Trump:
She posts a lot about meaningless things that make her feel like she’s making a difference, like declaring a city a “hate free zone”:
She posts non-stop about President Trump:
Which is her right. But when you post that the President of the United States in the KKK:
You’re blatantly lying. And clearly she does not leave her politics and race baiting at home. She brings it to work with her.
I’m not saying she should be fired. But she should absolutely be disciplined. There is something very, very wrong with this. The student who wrote the racial slur was in the wrong. What he did was not OK. But he seems to have learned something from this, and he apologized and stood there and accepted several punches in the face without fighting back. The teachers in this school should be teaching kids that when you make mistakes like he did, you own up to it, which he has. Instead she’s participating in a school sanctioned bullying campaign against him.
Here is the contact information for Easthampton High School administrators:
And here is the contact information for superintendent Nancy Follansbee:
Nancy Follansbee – Superintendent
Whatever you do, do NOT flood them with phone calls tomorrow about your thoughts about this teacher picking on a student. That would be a shame if they were FLOODED with phone calls and had to hold their employee accountable.
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