There is growing outrage over a California school board’s decision to give a pro-communism, ANTIFA teacher a generous $190,000 payout instead of firing him after he was exposed for trying to indoctrinate kids to become ‘revolutionaries’.
Gabriel Gipe was last year exposed by Project Veritas. A teacher at Inderkum High School, he plastered his classroom with photos of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong with the slogan ‘Antifascist Action’.
The Natomas Unified School District placed him on paid leave pending an investigation and four months later, struck a deal with him in which he received $190,000 and he tendered his resignation. That deal was made public this week.
Now, there is growing outrage over the payout.
Many critics say it is another example of the double standard that is permeating America; one rule for conservative thinkers and another for anyone who leans to the left.
‘This exorbitant payout for a teacher who should have been terminated on the spot is illustrative of why trust in schools is eroding so quickly.
‘This exorbitant payout for a teacher who should have been terminated on the spot is illustrative of why trust in schools is eroding so quickly
Erika Sanzi, Director of Outreach for Parents Defending Education
‘The settlement — paid in public dollars — only incentivizes bad actors to bring their activism into the classroom and then sit back and wait for a windfall of cash,’ Erika Sanzi, Director of Outreach for Parents Defending Education, told DailyMail.com.
Harmeet K. Dhillon, former vice chairwoman of the California Republican Party, echoed the anger.
She said it was indicative of the hold the teachers’ union has over schools.
‘This is a classic example of the death-grip the California Teachers Association has on both our schools and our politicians — they’ve made it virtually impossible to fire even the most harmful, corrupt, and anti-learning teachers!
‘This teacher repeatedly violated multiple school norms about politicizing the classroom and yet had to be paid off handsomely to leave, like a squatter in an abandoned building.
‘And yet Sacramento Democrats are unified in their opposition to charter schools, vouchers, school choice, and parental rights. The education of California’s children seems to be the lowest priority of the school system,’ she told DailyMail.com.
Congressional candidate Kevin Kiley told Dailymail.com: ‘This teacher has admitted to turning his classroom into an indoctrination center, with the professed goal of making his students Antifa revolutionaries.
‘For the district to reward him with a golden parachute is outrageous.
‘It’s also a sign that this teacher was not far afield from the broader agenda of California’s education establishment, which recently succeeded in getting Gavin Newsom and the Legislature to mandate CRT as a high school graduation requirement.’
This teacher has admitted to turning his classroom into an indoctrination center, with the professed goal of making his students Antifa revolutionaries….for the district to reward him with a golden parachute is outrageous.
Congressional candidate Kevin Kiley
Natomas School District Superintendent Chris Evans in defense of the decision, appears to blame the California Teacher’s Association union.
‘California is not an easy place to fire a teacher. I think everyone knows that,’ Chris Evans, the Natomas Unified School District Superintendent told the Sacramento Bee.
Project Veritas filmed Gipe undercover last year. In the damning footage, he was filmed saying: ‘I have an Antifa flag on my [classroom] wall and a student complained about that — he said it made him feel uncomfortable.
‘Well, this [Antifa flag] is meant to make fascists feel uncomfortable, so if you feel uncomfortable, I don’t really know what to tell you. Maybe you shouldn’t be aligning with the values that this [Antifa flag] is antithetical to.
‘I have 180 days to turn [students] into revolutionaries,’ he told an undercover reporter.
He put up posters of Chairman Mao in his classroom and encouraged kids to attend right-wing demonstrations as counter-protesters.
He said he would even give them extra credit for doing so.
‘I post a calendar every week … I’ve had students show up for protests, community events, tabling, food distribution, all sorts of things.
‘When they go, they take pictures, write up a reflection — that’s their extra credit.’
Last year, Evans – the school superintendent – sat down with Project Veritas in an attempt to absolve the school of any wrongdoing.
‘The posters were added over time… I am absolutely disappointed in the way it was handled,’ he said.
He chastised the journalists for exposing Gipe with their own cameras rather than asking for formal permission from him and the school board.
Gipe’s case is in sharp contrast to that of Tanner Cross, a conservative teacher who was suspended last year from his role after publicly condemning the transgender policies being pushed by the Loudoun County School board.
He was ultimately reinstated, after a public legal battle and public backlash towards the school.
* Article from: dailymail.com