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Louisiana teacher dismissed over anti-Obama cartoon
Robert Duncan, a Jr. High teacher, was dismissed earlier this month after six months of paid administrative leave after a parent took cell phone photos of two disturbing posters. One of the posters was a cartoon depicting Daffy Duck, Bugs Bunny and a caricature of Mitt Romney standing next to a poster stating “Obama Season” and a caricature of President Obama. The second poster appeared to be a photo of President Obama with a bullet hole in his temple.
The teacher was dismissed for dishonesty and “making a bad, incompetent” decisions to post the images. Colleagues tried to defend Duncan stating that political cartoons are apart of the curriculum and that it encourages students to express political viewpoints regardless of whether they were pro or anti-Obama.