Patricia McAllister, who leapt to fame for her proud and succinctly expressed (18 second video here) Jew hatred at OWS Los Angeles, has been fired by the Los Angeles Unified School District. Publius at Big Government has the story. It turns out she is a substitute teacher, and a contract employee, working "at will," according the to the LAUSD Superintendent:
At LAUSD, we recognize that the law is very protective of the freedom of speech rights of public employees when they are speaking as private citizens during non-working time.
I further emphasize to our students, who watch us and look to us for guidance, to be role models and to represent the ideals by which LAUSD lives, that we will never stand for behavior that is disrespectful, intolerant or discriminatory.
As a day-to-day substitute teacher, Ms. McAllister was an at-will employee. As of today, she is no longer an employee of the LAUSD.
Had Ms. McAllister been employed under a union contract with "tenure," My guess is that she could never be fired.
We can expect more from the Jew haters, to the effect that this incident proves the Jews pull the strings. But will the ACLU or other purported free speech advocates make an issue of Ms. McAllister? My guess is not. The last thing the organized left wants to do is shine a spotlight on OWS antisemitism.
Nevertheless, the radical fringe, which constitutes a major component of the body count at many OWS demonstrations, is hard to control. The strategists behind the astroturf curtain has a delicate task ahead, positioning the OWS crew as idealistic youth betrayed by the rich.
Update: LA teachers demonstrated in front of the LAUSD headquarters, including Ms. MacAllister, who stood by her allegations as the "truth." See the video here at 2:00