Marine-Hating California High School Teacher Doubles Down

, Malcolm A. Kline, 4 Comments

If you are following the story of the Marine-hating teacher who shared his angst with his students, you might know that: (a.) He’s, to put it mildly, unrepentant; and (b.) There may be many more like him. “I can care less if I have offended anyone who has joined the military and served our country,” Gregory Salcido tweeted on January 27, 2018. “It’s not my fault they are all f***ing idiots and not smart enough to attain a college education.”

“F*** all those veterans, especially the World War II and Vietnam veterans.” By the way, he didn’t use asterisks.

He went on to confidently predict he would remain employed despite his views. “I won’t and can’t lose my job because of this,” he tweeted. “If you’re a veterans and your reading this, f*** you!” Incidentally, other than the asterisks, this is a verbatim recreation of his tweet, right down to the grammatical mistake at the end.

Yet and still, he might be right about his job security. “Salcido has since been identified as having a long record of inappropriate classroom behavior dating back to 2010 when he reportedly struck a student, yet he has continued to be allowed to be a mentor to kids!” Leticia Chavez-Garcia, who reproduced the tweets on her blog, writes. “Why?”

“Because he is protected by the teacher’s union.” Chavez-Garcia herself has worked as a teacher.

 

4 Responses

  1. Terry Washington

    February 6, 2018 10:53 am

    Whilst I agree that the US armed forces have provided vocational and educational training to young people who would otherwise “fall through the cracks”( ie “poor whites” Latinos/Hispanics, Asian, Native and African Americans- it is often overlooked that the military was the first major American insitution to be integrated- by President Harry Truman in 1948), I find the attitude of uncritical veneration towards said military(usually on the political right) to be deeply disturbing to put it mildly. I think that those US Presidents who had also seen combat- Washington, Jackson, Grant, Truman, Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Bush senior- would be the first to caution us that such an uncritical “Our boys can do nothing wrong” attitude is anthetical to the principles of democracy!

  2. Ray Unseitig

    February 6, 2018 9:47 pm

    the story I read is the ROTC kid cold cocked the teacher, and that was cool. That is NOT cool. and that kid needs to be in the jail house. – If teacher is out of hand report, and sue school.

  3. J Price

    February 9, 2018 9:33 pm

    I’m a 74 year old Viet Nam veteran. Even now , I would relish the opportunity to spend 5 minutes , one on one , with this person. It’s typical of an uneducated , unappreciated piece of waste. Oh he passed a test to become a teacher, but he has the mind of an infantile idiot. Plus the state of California will refuse to do anything, because it has no spine, intestinal fortitude nor will to do the right thing and do away with this individual.
    It’s a pitty students have to be subjected to the insolence of this individual.
    While in the military, I spent 2 years training Ranger candidates, 2 years as a battalion nuclear engineer officer in Ft Bragg. Plus a year in Viet Nam, as an Infantry platoon leader. I dare say the teacher in question , has a less stellar background.

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