Marylin Zuniga: I made my students worship Mumia because white kids were mean to me in high school
Cop-killer loving teacher Marylin Zuniga tried to defend herself last night in front of the Orange, NJ Board of Education.
And since she had nothing to stand on, she played the Race Card.
Zuniga, clutching a written statement in her hands, leaned into a microphone and made her first public remarks about a controversy that has gained international attention.
In her remarks at Tuesday’s meeting, Zuniga addressed how she became a teacher, her efforts to help the local community – and the circumstances that led to the “get well” letters to Abu-Jamal.
After feeling disconnected as a teenager, growing up in a predominantly white community, Zuniga said she decided to become a teacher in her senior year of high school.
“Growing up in a predominantly white suburb, attending a majority white school district, my teachers and peers marginalized me as a first generation immigrant, Peruvian-American,” Zuniga said.
“The cultural gap between my educators and me caused me to feel disconnected from my school work and learning altogether. It wasn’t until my experience in the classroom my senior year of high school that I realized I could be the teacher I never had.”
Translation: I had every opportunity to get ahead, but I decided to become a Marxist because white people didn’t bow down to my multicultural sensitivities.
Remember when immigrants assimilated? Yeah, me neither.
So, our Ms. Zuniga felt “disconnected,” eh? But not in the way that Daniel Faulkner is disconnected from his life. Her disconnect is more metaphorical. And harder to endure, of course. Because, racism.
The poor dear, she had to settle for a second-rate education, too.
Oh, wait, no she didn’t.
After graduating with honors from Montclair State University, Zuniga decided to pursue her master’s degree at Columbia University before entering the \classroom. “I felt that my future students deserved the best and the only way they would receive that is if I was fully equipped as an educator,” she said.
Darn those racist white people! How’d that lowly Peruvian sneak into one of their most esteemed graduate programs? Columbia already graduated that Obama fellow, you’d think that would’ve satisfied the quota gods. But no, they took in a “disconnected” young lady, laid the world at her feet, and were rewarded for their trouble in the only way a Marxist knows. Anger.
Then she brought her politics into the classroom, the better to indoctrinate her charges into the cult of victimhood. She got caught. And her only regret is that she blabbed about it.
Zuniga apologized for highlighting the letters on social media.
“I was very proud of my students’ work and I shared this on social media,” Zuniga said. “I do apologize to parents, students and community members for having done that.”
She’s not sorry she brainwashed a room full of eight-year-olds.
She’s sorry she got carried away with enthusiasm for her success.
Her “apology” isn’t really to the parents and the taxpayers. It’s to her fellow travelers, for outing their insidious agenda. She regrets not keeping the whole sordid affair under her hat, at least until she achieved tenure, when of course she’d be free to assign The Communist Manifesto for summer reading.
And get this, she wants a second chance.
“Given my record, I do not believe this one episode justifies my termination. However, if the board has decided to terminate me, then I am prepared to submit my resignation to avoid the consequences to my career that would follow from termination.”
Oh, I’d say it’s a little too late for avoiding consequences. Not unless Google vanishes from the face of the earth.
As for it being “one episode,” well then, I guess the results of her “hands up, don’t shoot” assignment have already been fed into a shredder. Which is a pity, because I’d really like to have read the radical slogans she undoubtedly fed to her students.
Marylin Zuniga is but a cog in academia’s leftward march. She’s hardly unique. But we need to make an example of her. Show the bastards that we’re not going to take it any more. Prevent her from poisoning any more young minds. Fire her. Today.
Your tax dollars at work: Orange, NJ students write “get well” letters to convicted cop killer
Remember when children were taught to respect police officers?
Yeah, me neither.
Because now, they’re taught to honor cop-killers.
A group of school children in New Jersey apparently wrote “get well” letters to convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal.
Abu-Jamal, a former death row inmate, was rushed to a hospital late last month to be treated for complications from diabetes, according to family members and supporters.
The former Black Panther was convicted of shooting and killing Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981.
“Fox and Friends” reported that a group of New Jersey third graders were encouraged by their teacher to write him “get better soon” letters. High school students also wrote letters for Abu-Jamal.
The letters were reportedly delivered to the killer by Johanna Fernandez, a professor of history at Baruch College in New York City.
Of course it’s a tenured public school unionista behind this atrocity.
Marylin Zuniga, who teaches third grade language arts and social studies at Forest Street School in Orange, N.J. was apparently behind the letter writing campaign.
On Apr. 5, she tweeted: “Just dropped off these letters to comrade Johanna Fernandez. My 3rd graders wrote to Mumia to lift up his spirits as he is ill. #freemumia”
She won’t be fired. Or reprimanded. Only teachers who speak out to defend traditional values get fired.
The public school system is a hotbed of radical leftist indoctrination.
You’d have to be an idiot, or a dedicated anti-American communist sympathizer, to belive that Wesley Cook (this “Mumia” character’s real name) didn’t shoot Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner in cold blood.
Their “hero” shot a cop in the back. And then, execution-style, between the eyes. That’s who this teacher wants to “get well.” A cop-killing piece of trash who should have been fried in an electric chair and left to rot in an unmarked grave.
Putting your child in her classroom is parental malpractice.
Way to go Orange, NJ. We see where your priorities lie. Every day that Marylin Zuniga retains her job tells us all we need to know. You’re a town that’s on the same page as the execrable Al Sharpton: “What do we want? … Dead cops!” Thanks for showing your true colors.
Some punishment: Cop-killer-loving teacher Marylin Zuniga suspended, with pay
Her union protects her right to be an America-hating idiot. Marylin Zuniga, the Orange, NJ teacher who forced her third-graders to write “get well” letters to convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, has been suspended, with pay.
An Orange elementary school teacher has been suspended for having her third-grade students write “get well” letters to an inmate convicted of killing a cop, school officials announced today.
In a statement provided by Orange Superintendent Ronald Lee, district officials sharply criticized the assignment given by teacher Marylin Zuniga to write letters to former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal.
School officials said they “vehemently deny” having prior knowledge of the assignment, and said Zuniga neither sought prior approval nor notified parents about this “unauthorized activity.”
The district is closed for spring break this week, but school officials said they will commence a full investigation into the matter when staff and students return on Monday.
“Ms. Zuniga will be immediately suspended with pay until such time the investigation is completed and based upon the results of the investigation additional action may be taken by the Board of Education,” the statement reads.
Yeah, uh huh, they’re doing the Sgt. Schultz Shuffle — I knew nuh-think! — while trying to cover their butts. Didn’t anyone in the district follow her Twitter feed?
Senator Cory Booker was one of her followers. I guess that says a lot right there, doesn’t it?
And I say “was” because, she’s so dedicated to her revolutionary cause that she’s taken down her Twitter page. Way to stand up for your principles, comrade.
This isn’t her first foray into radical indoctrination either, which also ought to be a clue for the nitwits who hired her:
If a 3rd grader can tell it like it is..never underestimate youth.The mind of a child is where the revolution begins! pic.twitter.com/TBlNBa9ZRT
— Marylin (@Marylin_Zuniga) December 5, 2014
Today my students watched videos from Saturday’s #MillionsMarchNYC and wrote their own creative chants/lyrics to be used at future marches..
— Marylin (@Marylin_Zuniga) December 16, 2014
But hey, they “vehemently deny” any knowledge of her assignments. Or her methods. Or where her “revolution begins.”
Which sounds like the school’s principal is either incompetently not monitoring her staff, or she saw nothing to complain about. Until, of course, sane people noticed what was going on in the third grade.
Sadly, my money’s on incompetence. The school rates a 2 (out of 10). And Marylin Zuniga isn’t doing much to fix that.
Let’s hope she’s fired. Soon. And that she never sets foot in another classroom to brainwash unsuspecting young minds. Our children deserve better. And Mumia Abu-Jamal deserves to rot in hell for all eternity.