Should a National Guard recruiter be allowed to hand out this t-shirt to students in public schools?
Recently there was a heated debate among parents, students and a local school district, when the school stopped a National Guard recruiter from passing out the shirts saying they were inappropriate. Students wearing them had to change. (This was in Ravena, NY). The reason for concern stated was the gun.
Do you think the shirt is inappropriate? Should the kids have had to change their shirts? Should the recruiter have been stopped?
I don't see what the big issue is. In a lot of communities, the national guard would be a lot better future than what is regularly available on the streets. Let's stop pretending that there aren't guns out there, especially when it's so easy to get your hands on them.
I really don't see an issue with this. If anything else, this shirt could be considered patriotic. The gun is not even a main part of the image. I find the idea of schools trying to prevent students from ever seeing/hearing/reading about guns is ridiculous. The school was in the wrong here.
I honestly didn't even notice there was a gun until it was pointed out. Though it seems like a simple solution. Just create a version of the shirt without a gun. It's easy to honor the flag and the troops without it.
If they are willing to let a national guard recruiter pass out shirts, they should not be bothered by what is on the shirt. Soldiers use guns. What else would the shirt have on it?
by ahorseback9 days ago
I have said before that Jerry Brown quite possibly secretly want's federal intervention in California because he is economically "in over his head " in California for one thing . Does he have an...
by Iontach5 years ago
What are your views on teachers dating students?I have to say I knew of a couple on incidents back in school...
by Cagsil7 years ago
Give me your opinions.It's completely open for discussion.I'm looking to see who actually has a grasp on the situation at hand and who is blowing smoke from a political stand point.Yes, government spin, deceitfulness,...
by Two Minute Review14 months ago
Is military service no longer a requirement for President/Vice President of the United States?I remember when Dan Quayle was looked on with derision because he "only" served in the National Guard. Yet 2012...
by GA Anderson3 years ago
MyEsoteric posed the question that prompted this thread, and Wilderness gave the response that sired it.In a thread about state governors that declined Obamacare's Expanded Medicaid program, MyEsoteric asked the...
by Donna Hilbrandt16 months ago
Should students be allowed to charge their cell phones in school?Yesterday a student asked if she could plug in her phone in my classroom. I said, "no. I am not sure that is the intention of tax payer...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.