Arizona Bureaucrat Disciplined for ‘F*cktard’ Slur of Teacher, Though State Refuses to Elaborate
Earlier this week an Arizona state employee called anti-Common Core teacher Brad McQueen a “f*cktard”. She is now being disciplined, but the state is not offering any details about what her punishment will look like.
Project specialist Angela Escobar’s slur against teacher Brad McQueen was revealed earlier this week when McQueen published an op-ed exposing the abuse he was subjected to from Arizona Department of Education (ADE) employees after he went public with his opposition to the learning standards experiment known as Common Core.
McQueen documented the abuse by publishing several email messages written by ADE bureaucrats that were obtained through a “freedom of information” request.
The most offensive email was written by Escobar who, in response to learning that McQueen was giving a radio interview about his Common Core opposition, declared, “What a f*cktard.”
The offensive word combines the obscenity of the “f bomb” with the mean-spiritedness of “retard.”
Obviously, the ADE isn’t too choosy about who it employs.
McQueen tells AZCentral.com he still feels “sick” about the comment.
“I guess I challenged (Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John) Huppenthal’s public proclamations that teachers supported the Common Core,” McQueen explains to the news site. “There is also obviously a culture of retaliation at the ADE for those who disagree with the company line.”
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