High School Teacher in Trouble for showing “The Daily Show”

Parents of a high school in Eureka, Ill. have complained about the presence of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" in the classroom.

WRITTEN BY: Jalesa Hall
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Rhett Felix, a high school government and law teacher at Eureka High School in Eureka, Illinois, is in trouble for showing students segments of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

Felix poked fun at the Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain and the rumors surrounding his sexual harassment. The segments chosen showed Stewart makes sexual jokes about Cain’s pizza chain. Cain was CEO of Godfather Pizza from 1986 to 1996.

When parents got wind that the segments were being shown, they begin complaining about sexual content in the classroom and the teacher’s assumed liberal bias. The Eureka School Board 140 held a meeting to discuss complaints towards Cain.

The School Superintendent Randy Crump suspended Felix and has assigned him a new position when he returns to the classroom November 28.

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Do you think the "The Daily Show" is too risque for high school students? Do you think the teacher was wrong for expressing his political views? Let us know! 

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