Cyndee Cohen is an officer with a local chapter of the Pennsylvania State Education Association.
After a father, Josh Barry, questioned the political nature of his daughter’s assignment, he received more than an answer from school bureaucrats…and from Ms. Cohen.
After expressing his concerns to the school, a teacher he had never met contacted a mutual friend from Facebook and spoke disparagingly about the dedicated dad.
It all started when Barry, a vigilant parent, reviewed his daughter’s paperwork and was shocked to see a highly political assignment citing a New York Times article that blamed the Republicans for the government “shutdown,” along with a worksheet that accompanied the article.
Following an exchange with the offending teacher and the school’s principal (who was offended by Mr. Barry’s questioning of his daughter’s indoctrination), union head Cohen took it upon herself to begin targeting Mr. Barry–including through a mutual friend on facebook.
Enter teacher Cydnee Cohen, who never met or spoke with Mr. Barry, but works at his daughter’s school. She is a mutual friend of one of Josh’s Facebook friends, and contacted the friend to presumably get information about Mr. Barry.
Ms. Cohen left a voicemail (click on the video to hear the voicemail) that said in part,
“We’re having some problems with a parent in our school district and on his page you are one of his friends…but I would like to know, some of it seems like he is a neo-nazi…call me…”
The mutual friend sent a text (see screenshot) to Cohen, saying that Josh is the “furthest thing” from a neo-nazi, as he is Jewish. Cohen responded, “he is tea party right wing!”
via The Examiner.