Ed Board asks McPherson to quit after controversial comments posted on blog

Posted by: Veronica Ortega

On a 6 to 2 vote, the Nebraska Board of Education asked fellow board member Patrick McPherson to resign.  McPherson said he won’t quit after a post on his blog referred to President Barack Obama as a half-breed.  He said others who have administrative privileges on the blog posted the comment.  The Board can’t force McPherson to quit.  This is a developing story and we’ll have more on Channel 8 Eyewitness News Midday, 5,6,10p.m.