The Texas high school English teacher named Amber Parker was terminated after a viral 18- second video was posted online displaying the woman telling students to call pedophiles “minor-attracted persons.” Believe it or not, students have come to her defense; claiming it was all taken out of context.
Nevertheless, one of her students who was present during the incident claimed the English teacher’s words were taken out of context. Furthermore, the student claimed it was part of a discussion exercise related to the class reading of “The Crucible.”
The fact that a woman pushed this agenda is absurd. However school-board members voted to terminate the Texas teacher for not following the approved lesson plan.
“She was expressing how it was ridiculous how we might not be able to call people pedophiles. That we will probably have to start calling them MAPs because it can be offensive to them. The class agreed,” Ryann Ruvalcaba, a junior at Franklin High School, told KFOXTV.
But that didn’t stop the unanimous vote on Tuesday. The El Paso ISD school board decided to fire Ms. Parker at Franklin High School in August, KFOXT14 reported.
While the board has voted to terminate Parker from her position, she still has the ability to appeal the decision, according to KFOX14.
“The process is just beginning. There are going to be hearings and so forth that become available to the teacher, and so we just await the process,” Velarde told the outlet.
What Are The Parents Saying About The Texas Teacher
Meanwhile, parents have also expressed their concerns over the video.
“You wanna see the full video and get context and everything but … that statement in itself is very concerning,” a parent, Thomas Deason; told KFOXTV.
“It’s not a good 18 seconds but I think that I need context and to know what the whole conversation was before I’d be able to weigh in on to see what’s going on but I do see a lot of students have come to her defense,” another parent, Laurie Edwards, told the outlet.kfox tv
To add, according to KFOX14, Daniel Call, a member of the board trustee, who once defended Parker, changed his mind after the investigation was concluded.