Glendale Substitute Teacher Tony Hill's Bigoted Letter Wasn't True, Assignments Prove; Officials Agreed to Discuss Essays' Content

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Glendale Elementary School District officials have changed their minds and decided to discuss the content of essays by the eighth-grade students dissed by substitute teacher Tony Hill.

The upshot? Well, it sounds like Hill's nothing but a student-hating liar.

As mentioned in a previous blog post, we're intrigued by the existence of hard evidence in this controversy. Hill's bigoted letter to state Senator Russell Pearce, which was read at the State Capitol to gullible right-wing lawmakers (and incredulous left-wing ones), makes specific statements about the content of essays written by his students:

The students' final drafts that I read were basically the same. Most of them stated they were in the country illegally, White Americans are racist, and that they came here for a better life.

We've been bugging the Glendale district to release the essays (without naming the students), so everyone could see whether Hill was right or wrong. The way we see it, no one will be able to prove what happened in the March 8 class at Harold W. Smith Elementary School because it wasn't recorded on video or audio. However, the essays constitute empirical evidence: They either say what Hill says they did, or not.

After debating with the district on the scope of privacy statutes in federal education law, a district spokesman agreed to chat in detail with us about what the students wrote.

"I have read all the essays, and those statements [Hill claimed were there] are not in there," says spokesman Jim Cummings.

The assignment was to watch a CNN debate featuring Democratic state Senator Steve Gallardo, then write a paper to "thank him" for his views on illegal immigration, or take a position against him. True, the idea of "thanking" the senator may be somewhat unusual for a persuasive essay assignment, Cummings admits, "but the teacher is young, and it was just his approach."

Some students did mention that they felt racism was one factor driving Arizona's debate on immigration issues, but none mentioned white americans being racist, as Hill claimed, Cummings says.

Two students wrote that immigrants came to the United States for a better life, but those students didn't specifically refer to illegal immigration -- and none of the students stated that he or she was an illegal immigrant, Cummings says.

In other words, Hill just made up that crap about the essays, if Cummings is right.

The district still won't release the essays, but we have no reason to doubt Cummings. Hill's letter never had much credibility to begin with because of its rank bigotry, which was expressed bluntly in his statement that "most of the Hispanic students do not want to be educated but rather be gang members and gangsters."

Hill claimed in his letter that he can't be a racist because his wife's Hispanic, yet New Times revealed this week that a judge noted in court records that Hill had choked his wife during a squabble and abused his family pet in front of his kids.

If anything was surprising in the students' assignments, Cummings says, it was how well the eighth-graders wrote and expressed their opinions. Not all of the letters were "thank-yous" to Gallardo, he says. Some of the kids mentioned that the United States could use better border protection and improve its immigration laws. Two students even argued against Gallardo's position.

"There was a variety of opinion," he says. "Most kids fell pretty much in the middle."

It appears that the only extremist in the class on March 8 was teaching the class.


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Kitsugab
Kitsugab

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Concerned Citizen 

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GENO
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Any possibility that Hill has connections to extremist hate groups?

ExpertShot
ExpertShot

Lori Klein is the owner of Lori Klein & Associates, who specializes in reading false letters from bigoted teachers on the floor of our legislature.

She is a liar and a cad and should be recalled from our legislature for trying to stir up hatred and bigotry with false information.

Ms. Klein lives in Anthem. She attends Fellowship church in Anthem. I say we should show up at the Church on Sunday and give her an example of what Christ's TRUTH is and maybe she will stop spouting falsehoods.

Pamela
Pamela

About 4 years ago, Americans watched MILLIONS of ILLEGAL MEXICAN ALIENS march in our streets DEMANDING AMNESTY. They were waving Mexican flags, wrapping themselves in their Mexicans flags. Their Mexican children followed suit. Mexican children in California schools, took down the American flag, hoisted up their Mexican flag with the American flag beneath hanging upside down. Mexican Illegal Alien children were video taped and photographed walking out of their schools, becoming truant and at their lead, were their Anti-American bigoted liberal teachers. All DEMANDING that they be rewarded for their ILLEGAL ACTS, against the American people and this sovereign nation.

That image was burned in the minds of the American people. That was the day, that the American people saw, just how bad the Mexican Invasion was. We saw the Anti-American hatred in these ILLEGAL MEXICAN CHILDREN and their pure arrogance, as if they are above the rule of law. Why wouldn't they behave in such a manner? They are taught it at home in their ILLEGAL ALIEN lawless households and they are taught it in their liberal Anti-American hating schools.

We have seen the true face of these ILLEGAL INVADERS. It has been well documented with video and audio. We know the truth. We have seen it with our own eyes. They cannot take back their insult, that day or hide the truth of what they are. A lawless trespassing people, on U.S. sovereign soil. That was the day, every American woke up. We know, we must remove these people at all costs.

Stacy
Stacy

That guy should never be allowed to teach again. I hear he doesn't even have a teaching certificate.. any truth to that?

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Well, he is BFFs w/ RuSSell Pearce, that has to count for double points.

Houseboat
Houseboat

True that Pamela, true that.

The chant in Spanish marching behind Al Sharpton was laughed at in DC."Where a Mexican is, Mexico is"

Good Grief....La Raza Mecha Aztlan builders wants Arizona to be violent and a mess like Mexico...what looney tooneys.

Gadson Purchase means it won't happen, but annexing Sonora all the way down to Sinaloa as a new County would give Arizona a beach, and the people needing Zoro, some relief from corruption in Mexico.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

1.) People who type in caps are as shrill in public as they are in print or electrons.2.) People who claim to speak for all are obviously wrong, so why pay attention to what they say?3.) People who speak out of ignorance and hate make very good followers for dictators.4.) People who speak in glittering generalities say nothing useful.

Take your meds and lie down. Don't listen to the voices in your head. They will only get you in trouble.

Sergio
Sergio

Well, Mr. "Illegal is ILLEGAL" Pearce has been rewarded for HIS illegal acts (read about the Fiesta Bowl scandel). Is it acceptable to reward illegal public corruption? Have a nice day. :)

Houseboat
Houseboat

Seriously?Illegals should not be in the public dole school systems.By the way a little 9 year old boy in the Glendale school systems who came for medical care on his club foot did say their school disagreed with his attitude, when he asked them about the Gadson Purchase.The premise of Aztlan is uncovered and running naked through the streets in Arizona now.

Aztlan is an Emperoro without clothes.

All problems would be eliminated for everyone , if the USA absorbed all North Mexico States, taxed them ,defended , educated, and took care of the people with employment in the private sector.

Mpeeee
Mpeeee

You don't need a teaching certificate to be a substitue. You don't even need a college degree. You can get a sub certificate with a high school diploma, however I don't think many districts hire them.

GENO
GENO

That figures. Given to the fact that the neo-Nazi associator Russell Pearce is known by the crowd he keeps. If SPLC could only a piece on Hill........

Pamela
Pamela

Just like ILLEGAL is ILLEGAL, TREASON is TREASON. Anyone who stands with the ILLEGAL INVADERS is a TRAITOR to the United States of America and all U.S. citizens. The next couple of years are going to be fun. Can't wait.

mikefrombisbee
mikefrombisbee

Tony Hill will slink off into the dumpster of history....

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