Michigan Teacher Fired For Simply Tweeting "Trump Is Our President"

Michigan Teacher Fired For Simply Tweeting “Trump Is Our President”

There was no justification for Justin Kucera's firing, other than his private Tweet which only stated the obvious.


The politcal bias of our educational system is on full display in the state of Michigan. 

A popular Social Studies teacher claims that he was fired over a Tweet stating that "Trump is our President" and to "Open the school!"

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From our friends at Fox News:

A Michigan social studies teacher and baseball coach has claimed he was fired after tweeting “Trump is our president.”

Justin Kucera told the Washington Free Beacon that the Walled Lake school district in Commerce Township, Mich., dragged him into a closed-door meeting after he tweeted support of Trump reopening schools.

“I’m done being silent. @realDonaldTrump is our president,” Kucera tweeted on July 6. He also retweeted a post of Trump’s that read: “Schools must open in the fall!!!”

Kucera told the outlet that school officials gave him an ultimatum during the meeting.

"I was required to meet with [human resources], the superintendent, and my principal [on July 10],” Kucera said. “They initially took my statement on why I tweeted those tweets and they told me they would have a decision about my future employment in the upcoming days. When they completed the meeting, I was told I had the option to either be fired or resign."

Fox News could not immediately reach the school district or Principal Ali Hamka for comment.

Kucera told the Free Beacon that he apologized for the negative attention brought on by the tweet, but not for what was said.

"I know a lot of people are just rooting for Trump to fail, and I don't think that anybody should do that," Kucera said. "Agree with him or not, you should want the president to do well."

The Washington Free Beacon interviewed Kucera, who detaled the ultimatum he was given by school officials:

"I was required to meet with [human resources], the superintendent, and my principal [on July 10]. They initially took my statement on why I tweeted those tweets and they told me they would have a decision about my future employment in the upcoming days. When they completed the meeting, I was told I had the option to either be fired or resign." Kucera said.

Kucera said the statement that cost him his job was intended to unify, rather than divide.

"I know a lot of people are just rooting for Trump to fail, and I don't think that anybody should do that," Kucera said. "Agree with him or not, you should want the president to do well. I apologized that [my tweet] brought so much negative attention, but I'm not sorry for what I said."

Kucera was a popular figure at the high school before the episode, according to parents and former teachers. Even his detractors lauded him on social media as they condemned the tweet. One student said she would need to find a new "favorite teacher" after seeing the missive. Multiple sources said that the teacher never brought politics into the classroom.

Bryant Hixson, a recent Walled Lake Western graduate, said his political views have no impact on how he views his coach and teacher.

"Prior to Mr. Kucera's tweet, I cannot recall an instance where he shared his political affiliations while teaching or coaching," Hixson said. "My political views have no impact on how I feel towards Mr. Kucera. Mr. Kucera has always been supportive of me as my AP World History and student leadership teacher and as my baseball and basketball coach."

A parent of two Walled Lake Western boys told the Free Beacon—on the condition of anonymity for fear of retribution—that Kucera was an apolitical figure who coached his son in baseball and basketball and taught his sons AP History and student leadership.

"Justin coached my son his entire high school career and also was his AP History teacher and student leadership teacher for two years. I know Justin very well," the parent said. "If there's one thing that I would commend Justin for is, he always tried to stay apolitical. He always tried to stay right down the middle, avoid [political] conversations, and let the students make their own call based on their own life experiences." The father of two believes Kucera lost his job because administrators caved to a mob that had little to do with the school district.

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The article also noted how other teachers in Kucera's district were not even disciplined for encouraging Anti-Trump materials with their students. 

Critics are saying that Trump is just pulling this idea of educational bias in our schools out of thin air. 

But this case is just one of many where people are "disciplined" for their conservative viewpoint, and all the proof you need to support the President's claim. 

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