Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wanna say the pledge of Alligence, Get out of the classroom!

That is the message in the Socialist state of Vermont. Now before you say that I can't call Vermont socialist remember they have elected a socialist, Bernie Sanders to represent them in the Senate.

The school has said the children who wish to say the pledge must leave their classroom and go to the gymnasium on the second floor. A sixth grader is designated to go around to the classrooms and ask them if they want to say the pledge. The sixth grader then leads the student in the pledge.

"We don’t want to isolate children every day in their own classroom, or make them feel they’re different,” Principal Michaela Martin said. About half the students chose to participate, Martin said.

So it's OK to make the half of kids that want to say the pledge feel different. I mean their obviously freaks for wanting to recite the pledge of allegiance.

Friday, the routine changed again.

Just before 8 a.m., Martin herded all the school’s students — and several adults — into a cramped foyer that adjoins the first-floor classrooms and told sixth-grader Nathan Gilbert, 12, to lead them in the Pledge.

Most recited it; some didn’t.

I'm sure that went well.

Afterward, 10 adults streamed down the steps and outside, forming a circle around Dunlap for a heated discussion in which they pressed for an explanation of why it couldn’t be said in the classrooms.

The format is up to teachers, not administrators or parents, Dunlap said.

So it's the teachers idea to take all of their students out of their classrooms into a cramped foyer instead of staying in their classrooms. Remember some of these kids are six and seven years old. So these teaches either have some sort of mental disorder or Dunlap is full of crap. I'm going with the latter.

Tedesco a retired marine had a different take on it. “Saying the Pledge in the classroom is legal, convenient and traditional,” Tedesco said. “Asking kindergarten- through sixth-graders who want to say the Pledge to leave their classrooms to do so is neither convenient nor traditional. There’s no way a heckler’s veto should abridge the constitutional rights of the majority,”

Amen Tedesco.

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, agreed. That's nuts. I'm thinking that policy isn't going to last very long.