On Tuesday, eight school board members of the Fort Worth Independent School District unanimously voted to fire English teacher Georgia Clark for tweeting at President Donald Trump:
“Mr. President, Fort Worth Independent School District is loaded with illegal students from Mexico,” Clark wrote May 17 on her now-deleted Twitter account, @Rebecca1939, in tweets that led to her termination.
“Anything you can do to remove the illegals from Fort Worth would be greatly appreciated,” she wrote in another tweet.
Clark also tweeted to Trump that she needed a guarantee her identity would be protected when the action was taken.
“Texas will not protect whistleblowers. The Mexicans refuse to honor our flag,” Clark tweeted.
What Clark did not realize is that she was publicly tweeting the president and less than a month after the tweets, she has been fired from Carter-Riverside High School. She has been a teacher in the district since 1998.
At the meeting where the school board members reviewed the case after more than a dozen people spoke out against her during public comments and absolutely no one spoke in her defense, according to the Washington Post.
— Blake Hanson (@BlakeFox4News) June 5, 2019
It’s not a surprise that no one spoke up in her favor and it’s a wonder she wasn’t fired sooner.
Clark has a history of racist and anti-immigrant behavior that the school district chose to ignore.
According to the review obtained by The Post, Clark has been insulting her students’ ethnicity for some time now and was already under investigation when she accidentally publicly tweeted to Trump. Last month, when one student asked to go to the bathroom, Clark told the student to “show me your papers that are saying you are legal”.
In 2013, she was disciplined for referring to a group of students as “little Mexico” and called another student “white bread.”
What Clark obviously didn’t know or didn’t care about despite being a longtime teacher was that theSupreme Court ruled in Plyler v. Doe that public schools are required to provide schooling for children regardless of their immigration status. Schools cannot ask students about their immigration status or report them or family members to federal immigration authorities.
Clark clearly did not care about the rule of law on this one and in a town where the population is a third Hispanic, she’s had over 20 years to inflict damage with her racism.