High school bans the American Flag from School Apparel
Colorado Elementary bans the game ‘Tag’ from playground
Birthday cupcakes banned from classroom
Are you kidding me? Lets discuss these one by one, shall we?
A high school bans the American flag from apparel as not to offend other students who can’t wear flags from other countries.
When has showing patriotism ever been inappropriate for this country? You may not like it’s politics, but by God in Heaven, you will never convince me that showing support for this country is ever in bad taste! This out of all of the stories really upset me.
The superintendent of schools in Sampson County calls the situation unfortunate, but says educators didn’t want to be forced to pick and choose which flags should be permissible.
Huh? As far as I’m concerned, there isn’t a time where the American flag isn’t permissible considering the small inane fact that we just happen to live in the United States. This ‘poor baby’ mentality will kill this country if we’re not careful. Pretty soon, you’ll see the banning of books in English because not all people here can read the native language.
This gets a 10 out of 10 on the WTF scale.
The next article was about banning the game of ‘tag’ on a Colorado playground, because some children complained they were being chased unfairly.
It creates conflict on the playground.
Ummm, what? I can see measures being taken if the game is getting violent and kids are being hurt, but banning tag because you’ve got some kids who feel awkward about playing?
Again, this punishing all for the needs of the few mantra is getting out of hand. These kids need to stop being coddled and let alone to experience what growing up actually consist of, lest we start raising another generation that can’t take responsibility for themselves.
If the kids don’t want to play, then don’t play, but don’t take a fun, excercise-filled game away from the kids who want to play just because some babies can’t handle it.
Lastly, we get to the article of birthday cupcakes being banned from a Waterford, CT classroom.
I can understand that kids have allergies, I really can. But as a parent, you need to take the proper precautions. Inform the teacher of your child’s allergy. Have the medication in case of contact with a school nurse. Offer other suggestions at the beginning of the year as to what your son or daughter can have in lieu of the normal celebratory fare.
Are teachers so overwhelmed with authoritative measures like checking to see if anyone is wearing a flag on their shirts that they can’t compromise in situations like these?
This stuff makes me angry, only because we’re allowing the legal system to run our schools. Ops, can’t wear that flag, Michael, it might offend someone in your own country! Ooops, can’t play tag, Jenny, you might make little Tommy cry. Ooops, can’t have those birthday cupcakes, Amy, because of Chrissy’s unprepared parents, everyone has to miss out on your special day.
Give me a break.