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A 16-year-old student at Charles Carroll High School in Philadelphia was ridiculed by her geometry teacher, Lynette Gaymon, for wearing a Romney for President shirt to class on casual dress day. Student Samantha Pawlucy claims the teacher encouraged other students to make fun of her, asked her to leave the classroom because her shirt was offensive, pulled her into the hall, and attempted to scribble on her shirt with a red pen. The teacher allegedly compared Samantha to the Ku Klux Klan and stated that Carroll was a “Democratic school.”

Ernest Stromberg, professor of Humanities at California State University, Monterey Bay, sent an email to students claiming that failure to pass Proposition 30 would result in higher fees and fewer classes for students. “This is one more example of those inside government who are taking advantage of their taxpayer-funded positions to force their political beliefs upon students,” said a representative of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, which has filed suit against the university. University officials said the email was “unfortunate and inappropriate.”

Occupy Wall Street has been ineffective in convincing “Millennials” that Wall Street is the source of their economic woes, according to a survey by the non-profit non-partisan group Generation Opportunity (GO). 47% of people in the age group 18-29, would prefer to work on Wall Street than to protest against it. Just 2% of 18- to 29-year-olds participated in the protests and only 11% know someone who participated. Millennials blame politicians more than the business community for their employment and financial woes. According to the GO survey, 76% of Millennials plan to vote in the Presidential election.