Wisconsin contractor fired for 'pro-Walker' sticker
School gives woman the boot
- Duration 3:45
- Date Mar 29, 2012
School gives woman the boot
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More trouble with schools to tell you about in Wisconsin a custodian working at Whitewater high school.
Right down there he is fired for displaying -- sign that shows her support for embattled governor Scott Walker with bumper sticker.
68 year old Mary Taylor whose company was hired by the school was asked by school officials to remove the bumper sticker.
After a couple of teachers complain she refused that's when according to her attorney.
They gave -- the acts and fired -- Kyle -- is the founder of education action group he joins us now with more.
Some there is very Taylor.
Simply exercising her freedom of expression on the bumper of her car a couple of teachers a Spanish teacher and an art -- see it.
They complain next thing you know she's fired what's going on -- Well what's happening is the unions especially in Wisconsin have very successfully.
Turned our schools and -- political hot houses.
Rule rule the day.
And but what what's happening is we expect our schools to be places where there's diversity of opinion and where teachers and school employees.
Are are not encouraging students and end the adults to think for themselves.
But this is a perfect example.
Of where if you don't agree with the union then you either must comply with them or get out I read one account online it's that you drive through any school.
In Wisconsin you're gonna seed -- of recall.
Bumper stickers but because she had the audacity to support her governor.
She got fired.
That's right it Wisconsin is very politically charged.
-- you've got the unions that are the ones the unions and and the fringe of the left pushing this recall.
It's very clear that that there's very mixed views on this recall but what it's doing is it's continuing this upheaval that's been going on in the state.
But again what is happening is the unions have brought in politics into our schools.
And this is not unique in Wisconsin is going on around the country -- and -- just last week Louisiana teachers took a professional day so they could go to the capital and protests.
I mean these things are happening all over the country.
It's happening in my state of New Jersey what we've got a friend who works at a high school -- where all my kids went.
And she was told to take that John McCain bumper sticker off her car during the 2008 election she didn't.
But she took a lot of heat from the other teachers here's what the administrator there says quote we don't police that if she would have had some kind of sign -- Cleaning cart then we would have taken issue -- her personal vehicle it's her personal vehicle the only thing our policy does state is that we prohibit.
Political patent at -- -- during school hours in the classroom or organizing it on school grounds nonetheless because a radio show host did push this.
You know the school was embarrassed and next thing you know.
The custodial company did -- hire her for another school district right.
That's right so thanks to mark spelling who brought attention to this issue this.
But it's never should have come to that I mean she should be able to.
Voice your opinion and she didn't even met and that's the thing she didn't even bring this up in the school she just simply have found her car.
As it wasn't like she was pushing politics during work hours or in the building.
But again the unions they don't respect diversity of opinion it's either their way or the highway.
You know -- maybe via.
The good news is we're actually gonna have Mary Taylor the custodians on our program tomorrow -- appearing with her attorney will get -- sided stories well.
-- altering with with analysis of the case we thank you very much sir for joining us papers.