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Nice racism with a dash of wishing for people to commit suicide. Double whammy.

What a dumb piece of sh*t.

And to think people like this racist pig are potential witnesses in Officer Wilson's trial. That's about as legitimate as an old man in a trench coat riding around real slow in a dark van with the words "Free Ice Cream" hand-written on it around playgrounds.

Hope this whore gets fired and is never allowed in a classroom again.

Reading her tweets it's pretty f*cking ironic she's an English teacher. It's probably painful listening to her speak. Poor kids.





A high school English teacher in Duncanville, Texas, has been placed on leave without pay and could ultimately be fired over a “reprehensible” Ferguson-related tweet she allegedly posted on Friday.

In the jaw-dropping tweet, Vinata Hegwood reportedly said she doesn’t give a “f***” which “dumb duck (sic) ass crackers” think about the ongoing tensions in Ferguson, Missouri. She concluded the tweet by telling those people to “Kill yourselves.” The social media storm started brewing almost immediately.

The tweet in question was re-tweeted more than 500 times before Hegwood deleted it and deactivated the account.

Texas High School Teacher Placed on Leave, Could Be Fired Over Jaw-Dropping Ferguson Tweet | Video | TheBlaze.com
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Nice racism with a dash of wishing for people to commit suicide. Double whammy.

What a dumb piece of sh*t.

And to think people like this racist pig are potential witnesses in Officer Wilson's trial. That's about as legitimate as an old man in a trench coat riding around real slow in a dark van with the words "Free Ice Cream" hand-written on it around playgrounds.

Hope this whore gets fired and is never allowed in a classroom again.

Reading her tweets it's pretty f*cking ironic she's an English teacher. It's probably painful listening to her speak. Poor kids.





A high school English teacher in Duncanville, Texas, has been placed on leave without pay and could ultimately be fired over a “reprehensible” Ferguson-related tweet she allegedly posted on Friday.

In the jaw-dropping tweet, Vinata Hegwood reportedly said she doesn’t give a “f***” which “dumb duck (sic) ass crackers” think about the ongoing tensions in Ferguson, Missouri. She concluded the tweet by telling those people to “Kill yourselves.” The social media storm started brewing almost immediately.

The tweet in question was re-tweeted more than 500 times before Hegwood deleted it and deactivated the account.

Texas High School Teacher Placed on Leave, Could Be Fired Over Jaw-Dropping Ferguson Tweet | Video | TheBlaze.com
Much as I find her statements reprehensible, I don't think that people ought to get fired or even reprimanded for their Tweets unless they trample on someone else's rights or privacy.

That said, if this is how this woman thinks, it shouldn't be hard to find incidents where she expresses herself that way in her professional capacity.

And of course, any parent who wishes their child removed from her class should be instantly accommodated. That isn't a reprimand, merely prudent action.
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Tenure protects folks like this from being fired.
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Tenure protects folks like this from being fired.
We dont have tenure in Texas
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Much as I find her statements reprehensible, I don't think that people ought to get fired or even reprimanded for their Tweets unless they trample on someone else's rights or privacy.
That said, if this is how this woman thinks, it shouldn't be hard to find incidents where she expresses herself that way in her professional capacity.
And of course, any parent who wishes their child removed from her class should be instantly accommodated. That isn't a reprimand, merely prudent action.
Teachers are subject to much higher scrutiny than most average American workers.
Not saying that's right. Just observing how things actually play out.

Your comments would bring that scrutiny back to a level for which most of us would want ourselves and our own employment to be treated.

On a parallel note, if we were to talk about a parent being restricted (or lose custody of their kids) because of such a tweet, people would lose their minds.
But for a school teacher, some think it's suitable to fire them.

I think firing is extreme.
At best, the principal should pull her aside and "role-play" with her as to what she would say if one of her students asked her about that tweet. If she would tell the kids a similar message (as you put it "where she expresses herself that way in her professional capacity"), then that needs to be taken into account.
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Teachers are subject to much higher scrutiny than most average American workers.
Not saying that's right. Just observing how things actually play out.

Your comments would bring that scrutiny back to a level for which most of us would want ourselves and our own employment to be treated.

On a parallel note, if we were to talk about a parent being restricted (or lose custody of their kids) because of such a tweet, people would lose their minds.
But for a school teacher, some think it's suitable to fire them.

I think firing is extreme.
At best, the principal should pull her aside and "role-play" with her as to what she would say if one of her students asked her about that tweet. If she would tell the kids a similar message (as you put it "where she expresses herself that way in her professional capacity"), then that needs to be taken into account.
Most, if not all, teachers contracts have a morality clause. My guess is that this type of behavior is strictly forbidden in her contract. By signing the contract she agreed to the terms in it. She signed the contract of her own free will. I don't feel sorry for her in the slightest.
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Much as I find her statements reprehensible, I don't think that people ought to get fired or even reprimanded for their Tweets unless they trample on someone else's rights or privacy.

That said, if this is how this woman thinks, it shouldn't be hard to find incidents where she expresses herself that way in her professional capacity.

And of course, any parent who wishes their child removed from her class should be instantly accommodated. That isn't a reprimand, merely prudent action.
Didn't you know, if a person has any connection to the school at all, the school has complete authority over them and the right to punish them for anything they do?

Students have been suspended over things they have posted about their teachers on social media on accounts they have only used at home.

Student was suspended from 5 volleyball games and demoted from team captain for picking up her intoxicated friend from a party so she wouldn't drive home drunk.

Student was suspended for posing on Facebook with Airsoft guns.

I can go on and on...

So yeah, if they can punish students for things they do off school grounds and not even necessarily related why not the teachers?


On a side note, if she really is an, "English teacher", she needs to be fired for misrepresenting her knowledge of the subject matter.
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First off, she is a sorry excuse for an English teacher if this is what passes for English in her ebonics speaking world.

That said, she's a high school English teacher and she's probably emotionally charged tweeting about an emotionally charged topic. If any of her students saw this, I think by high school they can handle seeing the fallibility of one of their teachers without it giving them long term damage. She's a teacher; she isn't a nun. She's allowed to have a personal life and personal opinions on social issues. She's not endorsing a political candidate; she isn't endorsing or promoting illegal activity. She isn't being obscene and distributing lewd materials. Her tweet, ignorant as it is, hasn't aided or encouraged the delinquincy of one of her students.

There is no reason to suspend nor fire this teacher for her ignunce. Ridicule her? For sure.

Enjoy the loss of respect she suffers in the eyes of her more intelligent students? Of course.

Hold her up as a shining example of how not to behave in the digital age? I wouldn't have it any other way.

But firing her and possibly ending her career for good over a tweet she made in her personal life, to her personal followers and obviously not within the context of speaking for the school district? Absolutely not.
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