Read Cecile's Confessions
. She is young, 14, and knows that something terrible has happened to her. It has. You can read it in her post. She has been intellectually and politically molested by a close-minded teacher. The teacher could have taken advantage of the situation and had the class debate the issues Cecile raised using facts they had found and not the teacher's or the student's ignorant opinion. Good teachers know that when passions run deep, good learning situations exist. The teacher should have been an unbiased referee instead of a cheerleader for her own 'superior' viewpoints. Instead of helping the children the teacher took the low road and attacked Cecile. She should be held professionally accountable for that. She is not a teacher but the vilest kind of idealogue - one who preys on children.
My youngest son went through something similar with teacher's who punished him for saying something bad about Senator Clinton. He is no longer going to that school.