May 11th, 2010, 11:03 AM #1
Teacher Deems American Flag ‘Offensive’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.
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.
May 11th, 2010, 12:10 PM #2
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WTF. That teacher needs to be pistol whipped... Steven Seagal needs to get in on that.
Last edited by Shipuuden; May 11th, 2010 at 12:16 PM.You people are you satisfied with this kind of world? I'm not.
May 13th, 2010, 12:09 AM #3
We had a school district in NYC --there are 33 for a school population of about a million --where the whole (or at least its leaders ) school board found the Flag offensive and refused to display it as required by State Education Law.
A man who painted one on the side of the school where the District Office was located was arrested.
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May 13th, 2010, 12:13 AM #4
First they come for your religion and we didn't speak out. Then they come for your patriotic heritage and pride and we remained silent, then they....well, you get the point.
They don't have much time left. Expect more of the same and a long hot angry summer.
May 13th, 2010, 07:00 AM #5
Ski's thread about the guy who painted an American Flag is right here: Guess What Happened to Artist Who Painted Flag on School Board HQ in NYC ?They say technology slows down for no one. I know it outruns my wallet. I figure its because my wallet isn't light enough yet.
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May 13th, 2010, 09:17 AM #6
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Can we just round them all up and send them somewhere else?
May 13th, 2010, 09:21 AM #7
I think this teacher should be praised. Just think how much these students will learn about the First Amendment.
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