Texas Teacher Terminated For Tweeting To President Trump Gets Reinstated

Teacher Georgia Clark was fired after she accidentally sent public tweets to President Donald Trump.

Fort Worth, TX – The public school teacher in Fort Worth who was fired for tweets to President Donald Trump asking him to do something about illegal immigration was reinstated by the state education commissioner on Nov. 25.

Georgia Clark, an English teacher at Carter-Riverside High School, was fired in May after she accidentally posted a public tweet that was supposed to be a private message asking President Trump for help on illegal immigration, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

“@realDonaldTrump I do not know what to do. Anything you can do to remove the illegals from Fort Worth would be greatly appreciated,” Clark wrote.

Then she followed up with what she believed was a series of private, direct messages to the President.

“Georgia Clark is my real name,” she posted publicly on Twitter.

But her posts weren’t private and she was placed on administrative leave, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

Superintendent Kent Scribner advocated that Clark be fired in June for using racially-insensitive language and abusing social media.

The school board unanimously approved Scribner’s recommendation and the English teacher was terminated, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

“We stand by our decision because we firmly believe this is in the best interests of all students,” Scribner said.

An independent hearing by an examiner in August determined that the termination wasn’t justified and recommended Clark be reinstated.

But the school board rejected that recommendation, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Clark appealed her termination and won.

Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath ruled that Clark could get her job back and was entitled to back-pay and benefits, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

In lieu of reinstatement, the district also had the option to pay the teacher one year of salary.

The Fort Worth Independent School District is appealing the decision.

“The Commissioner’s decision was not based on the merits of the case but rather a procedural technicality with which the District does not agree,” school district officials told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

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reverett456117502
reverett456117502

She's still an American and has 1st Amendments rights, just as the insane left "squad" and "yo-yo's" running for President do. Let's see, she doesn't want the Country to go broke at the hands of illegals.....makes sense to me, let's all Tweet that message!!!! Now before anyone gets their tinsel twisted, I said ILLEGALS, not people who are here legally. Got it, ILLEGALS, who should have no rights to anything here!!!!

widbill45acp
widbill45acp

Yes, it is not just Mexican citizens coming illegally, which includes citizens from all the Southern Hemisphere, China, the Middle East, and even Russia, which are predominately white, as well as Spain, and the rest of the Iberian peninsula. The point is, no matter from where you came, this is a country of laws, do it legally and enjoy your new world. Take the politics out of it, and obey our laws, and we can share a beer one day.

Teijeiro2
Teijeiro2

She was "fired in June for using racially-insensitive language and abusing social media." I'm sorry WHEN did we pass laws in AMERICA that say using language unacceptable to SOCIALISTS is a fire-able offense; or that having a conversation with the duly elected President of the USA on social media is CRIMINAL? She did NOT use OFFENSIVE language, she used ACCURATE language. She did not ABUSE social media but USED IT. Every board member NEEDS TO BE FIRED and forced to PERSONALLY PAY FOR THE ILLEGALS UNTIL THEY LEAVE.

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing

Hopefully she is awarded back pay from the school district as well for her inappropriate termination. Sorry the snowflakes were offended by her tweet, but that's really their problem; I'm more offended that she doesn't know how to use twitter properly.

Raymelson
Raymelson

I've noticed it doesn't take much to offend snow flakes

portManaT13
portManaT13

We are at a point in our nation's history that, it seems, requires a "cleansing." Either the Left will rise up and "cleanse" the Right out of society, or the Right will rise up and "cleanse" the Left out of society. When we get this polarized, the options for rapprochement become few and far between. This "cleansing" may well start in Virginia.

Ladytiel
Ladytiel

People wake up. Our Constitution is slowly being destroyed. First of all, as demonstrated here, you can be fired for using the wrong words or gender tittle, which goes against the First Amendment , freedom of speech. Secondly, freedom of religion is being taken away. The Christian, Jewish, and many other religions are under attack. Next. on the agenda, is the removal of the 4th Amendment, the right to bare arms. Various states, such as California, New York, and others have threatened to take guns away from citizens. In fact, Virginia has threatened to call in the National Guard to do so. Many of the rights granted to citizens and those who came here legally, are now granted to non-citizens. These rights include the right to vote, and driver's licenses. Many of the non-citizens, who have committed crimes, get off easily. The time the serve is minimal, they are placed on parole, or their sentence is suspended, because they don't know any better. Welcome to the begining of Communism\Socialism.

Wish505
Wish505

Replace the loaded local school commission. Heck they are all most likely illegals themselves. She is correct in making her statement about schools becoming overloaded. The majority of schools in large cities have been brain washing the children for socialism for years now. If we don't get control of our schools now it is too late.

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

This whole country needs an enema,

BLUEALWAYS
BLUEALWAYS

This country NEEDS TO FIRE EVERY DEMO RAT, SOCIALIST, LIBERAL P.O.S. IN OFFICE, AND START OVER AGAIN. TERM LIMITS !!!!!!!!!!!

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Oh sure, let's discipline the teacher that has sincere concern for the safety of her legal students.

It seems somewhat analogous to the way LEOs are treated in certain parts of the country, while law breakers are coddled.

Gap Filler
Gap Filler

If she was a leftist professor at any progressive college in the U.S. claiming she was a card carrying communist and we should overthrow the government or kill the president, police, our leaders, etc, THEN everyone would want to protect her 1st Amendment rights! What a screwed up system.