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Appleton teen claims teachers harassed him over politics

7:04 AM, Apr. 5, 2013
Young GOP volunteer juggles homework and canvassin...
Young GOP volunteer juggles homework and canvassin...: In addition to homework, tennis and piano lessons, Benji Backer, 14, of Appleton, Wisconsin keeps busy this election season spending 30 hours per week making campaign calls and canvassing. Video by Sharon Cekada
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APPLETON - A freshman at Appleton North High School says teachers within the district bullied him for his political beliefs over the past three years and the accusation is stirring up national attention.

Benji Backer, 15, known for his Tea Party speeches and campaigning for Gov. Scott Walker and Mitt Romney, wrote about the "indoctrination" and detailed accounts of harassment by teachers in an essay posted on a conservative website last week.

Read a copy of Backer's essay. ...

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