From reading the article it looks like there have been some ethnic tensions in the school - maybe even fights. Was the boy trying to cause trouble with his flag? Or simply trying to show his patriotism? Or trying to cause trouble and calling that patriotism?
There's probably more to the story that we aren't seeing. If I was an administrator, in charge of my students safety, and there had been fights between different groups of kids, and I saw a student do something that might lead to another fight, I would sure as heck do something to keep a fight from starting.
If I didn't, and some kid got hurt in a fight, I'd be responsible for his injury.
And maybe I'm being unfair to him by saying he might have been trying to start a fight. But still, we are second guessing the person who's job it is to keep the peace at a public school. Even if the boy was completely well intentioned, he might have been causing a problem.
Don't trust the media - their job is to get you to click on a headline so that you will see their advertisements. If you write on Hubpages you should know this.
Well who are the ones that always call for this? It's not the right! It's always the left, the pc crowd, apologists for America! God forbid we should insult some illegal immigrant with our flag! Oh no! We can't do that!
I love how you promote the left as "advancing what is best for American society", as if somehow the left is endowed with some special intelligence, or intuitiveness that allows them to determine what's best for everyone (collectively as a group) and being so secure in that knowledge they can't imagine how any one individual might be harmed by their vision!
they do in Florida, it's a law. there's a flag in every public classroom K-20. even publicly funded, this is the US of A this is the country we live in. If I lived in France, I would expect to see a French flag. I don't see that too terribly hard to understand.
I do! Nothing that can't be fixed by un-indoctrinating liberals of their socialist leanings! I'm doing my part to educate America, in order to 'keep the republic" that Ben Franklin alluded to in his famous quote.
Now that is just weird. I checked out Denair to see if something would jump out as the reason for this insanity. Admittedly the census info is 10 years old, but the demographics all check out to being more than tolerant of flag flying (overwhelmingly white, represented by Republicans). It's quite possible, however, that in the ensuing 10 years the population has shifted to more Hispanic. However, if that is the cause of the tension, then I would have to say the school isn't handling this very well. I mean it's not like the kid is flying an Aryan Brotherhood flag, right???? And last I checked, this IS still America.(Yes, even California is still considered part of the United States!)
Too bad. This school really missed an opportunity to teach why we celebrate Veterans' Day. The spokesperson for the school sounds ridiculous. Anyone needing evidence that our schools are failing our children... read this article.
I know those are Mexican flag-tinis. I was trying to combine the issue here in Denair with Habee saying they fly Mexican flags in Florida too (they do here). I didn't miss that she said she's Scottish.
Phrase of the day: "Don't mess with me or I'll go all William Wallace on your ass!" Love it!
I was at the gym working out when i looked out the window and saw an employee of the gym dragging our flag across the dirty sidewalk. He was supposed to "fly" it. It was the birthday of the US Marines. I am a USAF vet. There were 2, young, US Army soldiers working out. We all saw it at the same time. I looked at the "kids" and said "uh uh, we have to stop that! The 3 of us went outside and told the fellow to treat that flag with the respect it deserves. Keep it off the ground! he looked at us like we were idiots, but picked the flag up and folded it into his arms. There is "trouble-in-river city." If you are an American, how can you disrespect the flag which represents all who have given their lives to insure it's purpose i.e. to "fly" over the land of their birth? That school kid should fly that flag anywhere he desires! In any school or classroom that is built on American soil! Any who don't like it should pack up and leave the USA! Qwark
This sort of thing just proves how unfathomably stupid huge chunks of America is getting (reminds me of the stuff I wrote about in my America Needs an Enema hub). The schools are the worst. The crap that goes on in our school is so unfathomably backwards and common-sense defying it is hard to wrap one's head around it. This is the mindset of a broken, weak, trembling nation of cowards and appeasers. I freaking HATE that watching the country erode like this. It's like nobody is thinking at all anymore. We focus on EVERY wrong thing and ignore what is ACTUALLY important over and over.
I don't see a single person disagreeing here, really.
I did like the story of Qwark and his serviceman workout buddies teaching respect for our flag. Way to go. I guess if we're not even flying the American flag in public school classrooms anymore we can't reasonably expect our young people to know how to treat it, can we???
The flag is flown in every classroom in GA - at least in all the rooms I've seen. We say the pledge every morning, too. Kids don't have to join in if they don't want to, however. Over my years of teaching, I had only a handful of kids who didn't participate. Of these, probably 90% of them were American whites and blacks - not the Asian, Muslim, or Hispanic students I taught.
There really is nothing like an opinion planted in the soil of liberty and watered with the blood of patriots to grow flowers that stink like death. What a rarefied air you must breath to put out such a pungent fragrance.
But we can't be wasting our precious tax dollars on better care for these people!
Some of them might be malingerers. Better to give as little as possible than run the danger of someone getting something undeservedly. We do the same with all our social programs and that is what makes us the greatest country on earth. Sort of. Unless you actually measure stuff, but as long as there are flags to wave, none of that matters.
Thanks, yes I do see your point, it could involve fewer tax cuts for the wealthy and then where would you all be? I mean, isn't it disgusting when you see some work shy malingerer who prefers to sleep on the pavement using your national flag as a cover when there are plenty of penthouse apartments they could buy if they could just be bothered.
Ugh.. .I'll probably get banned again for typing this:
There haven't been many veterans worth saluting for QUITE some time - the only justifiable war that the US have embarked upon was the Revolutionary war...
either way, the fact that SCHOOL officials are having a student take down an image of their flag shows you the utter lunacy of Government-Mandated schooling. Only the government could make such an idiotic request of a student. I'm sure that some time in the same week a teacher at that school had told a student that freedom of speech is important
I'm glad that I was able to raise my sons to know their grandfather who served in WW11. what an ignorant, idiotic, insensitive remark to make in a public forum. you must be starved for attention. I wonder if you would make such a statement if you were standing in a room with all of us.
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