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    Jason Levin placed on administrative leave

    Teacher Who Sought to 'Demolish' Tea Party Placed on Leave From School

    By Jana Winter

    - FOXNews.com

    An Oregon teacher who announced his intention to "dismantle and demolish the Tea Party" has been placed on administrative leave until his school district finishes its investigation into whether his political activity crossed the line

    Teacher Jason Levin is under investigation after his "Crash the Tea Party" Web site called on supporters to infiltrate anti government protests. (KATU)

    An Oregon teacher who announced his intention to "dismantle and demolish the Tea Party" has been placed on administrative leave until his school district finishes its investigation into whether his political activity crossed the line.

    The state's Teacher Standards & Practices Commission is also conducting an investigation into Jason Levin, a media teacher at Conestoga Middle School in Beaverton.

    "Jason is on paid administrative leave," Maureen Wheeler, the school district's spokeswoman, told FoxNews.com. She described the suspension as "standard practice during an internal investigation."

    Levin has come under fire for saying he'd do anything short of throwing rocks to bring down the Tea Party. In the last two days, the Beaverton School District has received thousands of e-mails and phone calls from people across the country who said they were outraged at his behavior.

    The school district is defending Levin's right to free speech, but it's investigating whether he used district computers to spread his political message or worked on his "Crash the Tea Party" Web site during school hours.

    Levin has said he would seek to embarrass Tea Partiers by attending their rallies dressed as Adolf Hitler, carrying signs bearing racist, sexist and anti-gay epithets and acting as offensively as possible -- anything short of throwing punches.

    A source within the district said parents at Conestoga did not initially appear upset at Levin's anti-Tea Party activism -- but that changed in recent days as controversial statements continued to emerge.

    Now, the source said, parents have become outraged by the severity of his political activism, and many have told the school board members that it has no place in a public school system.

    Parents supported teachers who wore Obama buttons during the 2008 presidential election, the source said. But they say Levin has crossed the line.

    Levin's Web site has since been changed, and the calls to infiltrate the Tea Party have been removed. The home page now simply reads: "Want to Show your support for Jason Levin? BUY A TEA-SHIRT."

    In a recent interview with Talking Points Memo, Levin said of his plans, "Our goal is that whenever a Tea Partier says 'Barack Obama was not born in America,' we're going be right there next to them saying, 'Yeah, in fact he wasn't born on Earth! He's an alien!'"

    In a now deleted post on his "Crash the Tea Party" Web site, he called on his supporters to collect the Social Security numbers -- among other personal identifying information -- about as many Tea Party supporters as possible at the numerous rallies that took place on Thursday, Tax Day.

    "Some other thoughts are to ask people at the rally to sign a petition renouncing socialism. See just how much info you can get from these folks (name address, DOB, Social Security #). The more data we can mine from the Tea Partiers, the more mayhem we can cause with it!!!!" he wrote.

    The state agency is investigating whether this is a hint at identity theft, and whether it is appropriate behavior for a public school teacher. It also will investigate charges that Levin used school computers during school hours to work on his Web site. Levin teaches 6th, 7th and 8th graders about computers and technology.

    According to the school district laws regulating teacher conduct, which are posted online: "The Beavertown School District rules involving teacher use of the district's electronic system clearly state: The district's electronic communications system shall be used for educational purposes consistent with the district's mission, priorities and beliefs. Educational purposes do not include commercial use, use for personal financial gain or political advocacy."

    The investigation will be assigned to a case agent who will compile a preliminary report that will be presented before the commission. The commission members will then decide whether to charge Levin with misconduct or dismiss the case due to insufficient evidence, said Melody Hanson, the director of professional practices.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/04 ... ve-school/

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    Good Riddance

    Good Riddance Commie...

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    In a now deleted post on his "Crash the Tea Party" Web site, he called on his supporters to collect the Social Security numbers -- among other personal identifying information -- about as many Tea Party supporters as possible at the numerous rallies that took place on Thursday, Tax Day.

    "Some other thoughts are to ask people at the rally to sign a petition renouncing socialism. See just how much info you can get from these folks (name address, DOB, Social Security #). The more data we can mine from the Tea Partiers, the more mayhem we can cause with it!!!!" he wrote.


    The state agency is investigating whether this is a hint at identity theft, and whether it is appropriate behavior for a public school teacher. It also will investigate charges that Levin used school computers during school hours to work on his Web site. Levin teaches 6th, 7th and 8th graders about computers and technology.


    WOW! Can you imagine, you are at a Tea Party Rally and someone asks you sign a petition to help Repeal the Health Care Bill and then you find out it was a troll for this guy?

    I am so glad someone was able to track down who was behind this web site and expose him for who he is.

    I hope he loses his job - he should not be in a Tax Payers funded job as he is not honoring our founding fathers.

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    Found this on another site:


    HELP FIGHT AGAINST THUGS!
    Tea Party members: Here is information to the organizer of the Tea party crasher. He is a special technology teacher named Jason Levin. He is not licensed by the State of Oregon, but you can express your disappointment how they can allow a teacher to send out political messages all day through Twitter, while he is being paid taxpayer money, when he should be focusing on teaching the children. Make sure that you cite his Twitter account and the numerous political posts he makes throughout the day.
    http://www.katu.com/news/local/90815614.html

    1) Feel free to call his principal at Conestoga Middle School - Mr. Zan Hess, at this number503) 524-1345 email zan_hess@beavton.k12.or.us and website: http://www.beaverton.k12.or.us/conestoga/encore.htm
    2) Beaverton, Oregon Middle School District - 503-591-8000
    3) Send him a personal email, letter, or call him to tell him that he shouldn’t sabotage free speech. Here is his email: xenex11@gmail.com; Registrant Name:Jason Levin
    Registrant Street1: 8575 SW Birch Street, Portland, OR 97223:US.
    Registrant Phone: (503) 936-6588
    4) Here are the websites that he is responsible for:
    http://www.crashtheteaparty.org/
    http://twitter.com/tpartycrasher
    http://www.facebook.com/crashtheteaparty.org?ref=sgm

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    Updated April 20, 2010

    Tea Partiers Seek 'Teachable Moment,' Not Oregon Teacher's Job

    By Jana Winter

    - FOXNews.com

    The Tea Partiers are taking the high road. Just because Oregon middle school teacher Jason Levin has publicly denounced them as a bunch of "racists, homophobes and morons," they say that's no reason for him to lose his job.

    Teacher Jason Levin is under investigation after his "Crash the Tea Party" Web site called on supporters to infiltrate anti government protests.

    The Tea Partiers are taking the high road. Just because Oregon middle school teacher Jason Levin has publicly denounced them as a bunch of "racists, homophobes and morons," they say that's no reason for him to lose his job.

    All Levin really needs, they say, is some sensitivity training and some anger management therapy.

    Levin, who declared his mission to "dismantle and demolish" the Tea Party on his "Crash the Tea Party" website, was placed on administrative leave last week while a state education board and his school district investigate whether the technology teacher promoted identity theft against Tea Party activists and misused school property.

    But the Oregon Tea Party seems to be sipping chamomile. It doesn't want his neck -- just an apology from Levin and the Beaverton School District.

    "We don't want to see Jason Levin fired, we want to see him helped," said Oregon Tea Party founder Geoff Ludt. "We want to reach out to him and we want to use his actions to create a teachable moment."

    Levin, a media lab teacher at Conestoga Middle School, was placed on leave last week pending the conclusion of an investigation by the Beaverton School District into whether he used school hours or computers to work on his anti-Tea Party website, and if his political activity was appropriate behavior for a teacher of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students.

    He is also being investigated by his state's teachers licensing agency, which was inundated with complaints after his incendiary statements became front page news.

    In recent weeks, Levin announced his intention to embarrass Tea Partiers by attending their rallies dressed as Adolf Hitler, carrying signs bearing racist, sexist and anti-gay epithets and acting as offensively as possible -- anything, he said, short of throwing punches.

    In an interview with Talking Points Memo, Levin said, "Our goal is that whenever a Tea Partier says 'Barack Obama was not born in America,' we're going be right there next to them saying, 'Yeah, in fact he wasn't born on Earth! He's an alien!'"

    And in a now deleted post on website, Levin called on his supporters to collect the Social Security numbers -- among other personal identifying information -- about as many Tea Party supporters as possible at the numerous rallies that took place last Thursday.

    "The more data we can mine from the Tea Partiers, the more mayhem we can cause with it!!!!" he wrote.

    But the Oregon Tea Party says the teacher's actions are cause for a "teachable moment," not a trip to the unemployment line.

    Ludt said his group sent out a press release to both the state agency and school district -- the same school district Ludt attended as a child -- on Monday in which they listed their demands.

    The group is calling on the Beaverton School District to:

    -- Apologize for inadequately supervising their teacher

    -- Issue a written pledge to thoroughly investigate whether Levin encouraged his students to repeat overtly racist statements

    -- Send a letter to all staff reminding them of district policy prohibiting teacher engagement in political activity on school time or using school resources

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    A TV news station in Portland, KPTV, reported that a parent of a Conestoga Middle School student who did not want his identity revealed found Levin's behavior unacceptable, saying, "Everyone has their private life and the right to do these kinds of things, but I do find it kind of disturbing that a teacher is using these hate-mongering kind of tactics to denigrate a group of millions.

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