A month ago, I posted this simple announcement to a public Facebook group for teachers in my county: “There is a new private Facebook group for CCSD teachers on the right of the political spectrum. Message me if you’re interested.”
Among the comments I got were these:
- “I’m just curious…what do teachers on the right of the political spectrum support? Unequal access to quality education? Removing free breakfast and lunch from schools, so that students can worry about being hungry instead of learning?”
- “Maybe a different profession????”
- “Is this where you guys rally to vote yourselves out of a job or figure out ways to turn in your students or their parents?”
- “The request…is a slap in the face.”
- “There are teachers there? Really?”
- “You guys need your own page!!! I agree!”
In addition, one woman tracked down my salary information as listed elsewhere online, screenshot it, and posted it, with a threat that I was being watched.
I never replied to any of those comments, but I wonder if any of these people realize how ironic their complaints are–their hostility illustrates exactly why I wanted to make a place where conservative teachers could talk without being insulted.
Or maybe I should have just said, “Do you want more Trump? Because this is how you get more Trump.”