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Old May 11th, 2010, 09:39 PM   #1
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Default Teacher Deems American Flag ‘Offensive’

The shit just keeps getting worse in this country! Unbelievable.

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The battle over the American flag has reached a middle school art class in California’s Santa Rita School District where a student was told not to draw Old Glory because it was “offensive,” while another student was praised for drawing a picture of President Obama.

Tracy Hathaway, of Salinas, CA, told FOX News Radio her 13-year-old daughter was ordered to stop drawing the American flag and start another project at Gavilan View Middle School.

“She had drawn the flag and was sketching the letters, ‘God bless America,’ when the teacher confronted her,” Hathaway told FOX. “She said, ‘You can’t draw that – that’s offensive.’”

Even more striking, another student in the same art class drew a picture of President Obama and was praised by the teacher.

“The picture of Barack Obama was in red, white and blue hues,” Hathaway said. “ The teacher said it was great. But when it comes to the flag – all of a sudden it was offensive?”

Hathaway said she took her concerns to the principal – and he was “floored” and apologized for what happened. He arranged a meeting with the Hathaways and the teacher.

“My husband point-blank asked her what she found offensive about the picture – the American flag or the words, ‘God Bless America,’” she said. “The teacher didn’t say a word.”

Hathaway said she was especially concerned that a picture of President Obama was praised yet a picture of the American flag was deemed offensive.

“That showed where she stood in the political spectrum,” she said “But this was not a political class. This was not a religious class. This was an art class. “

“My daughter wasn’t trying to break any rules and she wasn’t trying to create a scene,” she said. “She was just expressing her view and saying this is America and I want God to bless it.”

Mike Brusa, the superintendent of schools, told FOX in a written statement that he had contacted the principal and that the issue “was taken care of to their (the parent’s) satisfaction.”

“The school administration and the parents did not view this as significant enough to bring it to the superintendent’s office,” he wrote.

However, Hathaway said her daughter has yet to receive an apology – and in fact – the teacher told the girl that she should not have gotten her parents involved in the matter.

“My daughter felt like her rights were being trampled on – she was doing what she thought was right.” she said. “It’s disturbing. It really is disturbing. When I was in junior high we didn’t have a lot of the problems they are having now. We were allowed to speak our mind. It’s absolutely devastating for me. Last time I looked, this is America. This is still a free country.”
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Old May 11th, 2010, 09:42 PM   #2
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WTF is going on now days.
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what about students getting sent home or face suspension for wearing American Flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo?


http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local...-92945969.html
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Old May 12th, 2010, 07:52 AM   #4
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Those teachers/administrators are stupid.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 08:39 AM   #5
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WTF is going on now days.
It's YOUR liberal complacent attitude.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 08:52 AM   #6
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this shit makes me want to puke
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this is fawking bullshit!


someone needs to beat the ever living shit out of these anti-american people:bee rbang:
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Old May 12th, 2010, 12:24 PM   #9
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this is fawking bullshit!


someone needs to beat the ever living shit out of these anti-american people:bee rbang:
Not someone, you! Part of this countries problem is no one takes a stand....
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Old May 12th, 2010, 12:42 PM   #10
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Not someone, you! Part of this countries problem is no one takes a stand....
well apparently standing in the polls isnt good enough, i need a new place to stand. any suggestions?
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It's YOUR liberal complacent attitude.
I'm very pro america toes, I love my country .


I'm just very anti religion.
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...and I was in a good mood today too. Dammit!
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...and I was in a good mood today too. Dammit!
This ruined your day? wow.
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Not someone, you! Part of this countries problem is no one takes a stand....
if i were close nuff to do the deed i would!

id start off with "tagging" the teachers car with american flags and putting shit on all her door handles.
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Bitch needs to be deported. Kenya...maybe Indonesia.
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Bitch needs to be deported. Kenya...maybe Indonesia.
nahhhh ship the bitch to haiti
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I thought I posted to this already....Hm...Conspiracy.


Anywho, This is crap. That's my opinion. It's in Cali so I'm guessing she's some liberal person who thinks there should be no religion in schools, even if it's from the students. I'm glad the parents did what they did and I hope she gets some form of Punishment for it. If ANYTHING she needs to be forced to apologize to the Kid. She had no right to do that.
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Well I saw a report last night where the teacher tried to deny ever saying the picture was offensive, then when another student verified that the teacher had in fact said it, the teacher would only say "well, I might have said it - I don't remember". Then when asked whether it was the flag or "God Bless America" that was offensive, the teacher refused to answer.
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I'm very pro america toes, I love my country .


I'm just very anti religion.
Perfectly OK, as long as you're not anti-anyone else being religious. Or pro-making everything religious go away because YOU don't agree with it.
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More Americans need to take pride in their country and we need to ostracize those that do not.
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