NJ Teacher Punished For Tenure Immunity Joke

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey school district has punished a special education teacher for comments she made that were caught on an undercover tape.

Alissa Ploshnick was suspended for nine days and will be docked a pay raise.

The teacher used the “N” word and joked about how hard it is to fire tenured teachers.

Ploshnick’s comments were featured in a “Teachers Unions Gone Wild” that appeared online. The footage from a New Jersey Education Association leadership conference was released by James O’Keefe III. He posed as a pimp in a video that brought down the ACORN group.

Passaic Superintendent Robert Holster told The Star-Ledger of Newark he considered bringing a harsher punishment of tenure charges.

Holster said Ploshnick’s comments were “professionally insulting” and irresponsible.

Ploshnick did not respond to the newspaper’s request for comment.

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  1. mike says:

    aren’t we all glad that these are the people teaching our kids….the school system WHAT A JOKE

  2. GJC says:

    Double negatives? It’s obvious that you learned absolutely nothing in school. Blame yourself, not the teacher.

  3. Unions Blow says:

    Unions will bring America crashing down just like it did to the French economy.. Next thing you know it, productivity will decrease and we all get dumber as we watch China take over.

    1. lisa says:

      Study history, unions built the middle class and as they go so does your middle class. There is a direct correlation.

      1. DanTe says:

        Yes, lisa, study history. The real stuff, not that distorted bull you drivel. America was built by men with vision. No low paid menials. Your union never had the vision of a transcontinental railroad. Your union never pushed for the creation of a steel empire. Your union didn’t built the supermarket for the poor – Walmart. In fact, throughout history, your unions has always blocked progress.

  4. fern says:

    All these no good for nothing teachers should be fired tenure or no tenure.
    My life was ruined by such teachers.

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