Conservative Teacher FIRED - #IStandWithKaren
Last weekend, Dr. Karen Siegemund, President of the American Freedom Alliance, hosted an incredible day-long conference detailing the radical left's "Long March through the Institutions." The very next day, she was informed that her contract as a high school math teacher wouldn't be renewed, citing her political views.
One day she's informing about the Long March, and the next, she's a casualty of it.
This independent school in Los Angeles blatantly let Karen go, an excellent and beloved teacher, because she believes in the promise of America and the treasure that is Western Civilization. Don't believe us? This was cited as one of the reasons for letting her go:
"...one of your speeches as the leader of the American Freedom Alliance states: 'Each of us here, believes in the unparalleled force for good that is Western Civilization, that is OUR heritage, whether we were born here or not.' "
This was deemed to be somehow hostile. Imagine that.
Karen lost her job because she was "teaching while conservative." As many many others have.
How is this happening? How have we allowed it to get this far? The Long March conference on Sunday revealed exactly how. But the time to stop it is NOW.
Friends, Karen is not backing down, she is doubling down. Because what just happened to Karen happens to so many of us, every day, all the time.
We are raising money to help Karen fight back against this injustice.
Karen has made it her mission to fight back against this ongoing persecution. Help Karen use her voice to amplify others who do not have a voice. Let's turn this injustice into a victory for Karen, and for the many like her who are being shunned from institutions based solely on their political views. "Teaching while conservative" - doing ANYTHING while conservative, can't be a reason for their shutting us out.
Your donation will support her fight against this unfair termination, and will contribute to a variety of tactics we’ll be using to put an end to this persecution. What are these tactics? We're exploring them now but ideas include lawfare, creating an organization to support conservative teachers and others shut out from civic space because of our views, documenting other incidents such as Karen's where the excellence of a teacher takes a back seat to the real mission of too many schools: indoctrination and enforcement of groupthink. And donations will, of course, show support to those who are shut out of the civic arena because of their political views that are as basic as a love of America.
Donate and be part of the fight against the persecution, and of the fight FOR freedom.
You can watch the segment here.
And we think this is just the beginning.
Karen will be on Huckabee this week - she's heading to Nashville on Monday for the taping, and the show will air on Saturday on TBN. She's very nervous, but also excited, honored, and so grateful for the opportunity to bring a spotlight to the horrendous silencing of any non-leftist voice and the damage it does, especially, to our kids.
And yes, there's a lawsuit a-brewing, made possible by your contributions. Stand by for updates.... lots of news coming soon. Karen is hardly a litigious person, but this was so egregious, so blatant, and about so much more than her. This is for all of us.
Then your support was overwhelming, and it buoyed me and I'm infinitely grateful.
Today I entered a new phase of this - I am just SO DAMNED SAD
I LOVED this school - it's where I'd gone as a kid. Where I walk now is where I'd walked as a kid. The uniforms they wear are the ones I wore as a kid. Where parents pick kids up is where MY parents picked me up.
And especially this: .
I LOVE my students.
I teach the same cohort of kids as they come up through middle school into high school. The ones I teach now, except for my seniors, I would be teaching again in the coming years. I've taught the same kids 4 years running.... and I've come to love them.
I'm angry as hell, and scared - but I'm sad as hell too.
This isn't right.