Massachusetts teacher reportedly fired over social media post
A Massachusetts High School teacher, who is also on the Bourne School Committee, has reportedly lost her job due to a social media post.
Kari MacRae garnered attention in September after a video she produced in May during her run for a seat on the Bourne School Committee began spreading on social media. In the TikTok video, MacRae declared that she ran for office to make sure that students wouldn’t choose their gender and are not being taught critical race theory.
“It’s one thing to include and it’s one thing to be inclusive and it’s one thing to educate everybody about everything. It’s completely another thing to push your agenda. With me on the school board, that won’t happen in our town”, she said in the video.
In light of the video, in September, the Bourne Educators Association asked her to resign from the Bourne School Committee. She reportedly issued an apology to anyone she may have offended, but has no plans of resigning.
She was then fired from her new teaching job at Hanover High School at the end of September, according to MacRae and the Cape Cod Times.
MacRae states that the firing violates her free speech rights. The school states that “continuing (her) employment in light of (her) social media posts would have a significant negative impact on student learning at HHS.”
The school also says that they have the right to terminate her without cause as she had not worked 90 days yet for the school.
MacRae recently took to social media after the attention her story has garnered.
“I have always kept my political and personal opinions to myself or have shared and conversed with like minded citizens. In light of my political and personal views being brought to the forefront through newspaper articles and personal acknowledgments to name a few, where I was verbally attacked ,harassed and bullied, I now have the freedom to speak freely. This is my 1st Amendment right, as well as yours.”
October 14, 2021 at 3:39 pm
FIRE ALL WHO SUPPORT/ TEACH CRT.
October 14, 2021 at 5:20 pm
CRT is NOT Taught in the schools. FULL STOP! Fake Outrage over a topic you know nothing about.
October 15, 2021 at 8:08 am
I hope she is able to sue Hanover High School. I can’t believe they stated it their “right to terminate without cause”. In this day and age preventing someone from earning a living because they embrace the woke left should be illegal. I have had enough of these woke left liberal pushing there agenda or else. What ever happened to the first amendment? It’s ok to to agree to disagree.
October 15, 2021 at 5:05 pm
No we NEED the right to fire someone quickly. This lady didn’t even have the job for 90 days and shes already making the job political! Obviously politics is more important to her than the education of children. Which clearly shows she isn’t a good fit for the position.
Secondly remember the first amendment doesn’t mean you can say anything without ANY consequences, just that congress can’t pass a law punishing you for what you say.
Third and finally critical ISN’T TAUGHT IN MA. SCHOOLS! The M.A.S.S. (the Massachusetts association of School Superintendents) just released an update in Aug here is a direct quote “The simple answer is, “no,” we do not teach CRT. CRT is an analytical framework and process that had its beginnings in the 1970s. It is used in higher education to examine structures in society. It is not a curriculum for PreK-12 and we do not teach it in Massachusetts.” If you want I’ll postva link.
So you can disagree all you want but this lady accomplished nothing but distracting badly needed resources from an already overburdened system for literally no other reason than attention which is how she wants it… well she gets it