Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Officials return 'Crash the Tea Party' teacher to classroom

Beaverton School District officials returned teacher Jason Levin to the classroom while they continue to investigate whether he inappropriately used school time or property to work on his "Crash the Tea Party" website. Levin, who has been on leave since April 15, resumed teaching technology classes at Conestoga Middle School this morning, spokeswoman Maureen Wheeler said. "He's not a danger to students and we have not found that he's been sharing his political views with students," Wheeler said. Levin created the website, which encouraged people to infiltrate the tea party to discredit their movement. Tea party crashers should use misspelled protest signs, make wild claims during interviews or other actions that would damage public opinion of the party, the website encouraged. It has since been disabled...more

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