Student Banned by Teacher in California for Drawing a Flag, Was “God Bless America” Offensive … And Holy Jolly Rancher Batman
Once again we are witness to liberal insanity from California.
A teacher said that the students could draw anything they wanted to and then the following ensued. A 7th grade student in California was told by a teacher that her drawing of the American flag was offensive. However, the picture of Barack Obama was beautiful.
Offensive? What Say You America?
The 13-year-old’s mother, Tracy Hathaway said she doesn’t know why the Gavilan Middle School teacher called the drawing offensive because she won’t tell the family what’s wrong with the picture. Hathaway wants to know why the teacher praised another student for drawing a picture of President Barack Obama.
As the mother stated, the one thing that brings our country together and unites us as the American flag does was offensive; however, Barack Obama who people disagree with and is divisive was okay with the teacher.
The school looked inot the incident and wanted the teacher to apologize as what she did was over the line.
So maybe the question needs to be asked of the teacher, what part of the drawing was offensive, the America flag or the “God Bless America”. In either case, this is rather troubling as one again we see what teaches our children.
UPDATE I: Of wait, more brilliance from our educational system as a third grader in Texas was suspended and sent home for a week for possessing a contraband substance. Was it a weapon, fire works, knife, drugs? NOPE A JOLLY RANCHER! That id correct America. A piece of candy got a third grader a week of detention because the school is playing Nanny state.
The superintendent for the Brazos Independent School District also claims the district is simply following state guidelines to limit the amount of junk food in schools.
“Whether or not I agree with the guidelines, we have to follow the rules,” Superintendent Jack Ellis told KHOU-TV in Houston.
But state guidelines for punishing students with junk food don’t even exist, Texas Department of Agriculture spokesperson Bryan Black said.
“Our policy does not prohibit from sharing a Jolly Rancher with a friend,” Black told FOXNews.com. “If a parent wants to pack candy, it’s their decision, not against school policy. A parent needs to decide what a student eats.”
I think we are beginning to see why maybe Mexican-Americans found it so offensive for individuals to wear American flag colored clothing last week on Cino de Mayo. They are taking the lead from liberal, intolerant disrespectful adult teacher.
What is teaching the children today?
Posted May 11, 2010 by Scared Monkeys
Child Welfare, Education, Moonbats, WTF | 16 comments
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What in God’s name is going on in this country?
What did this moron teacher think was going to happen? God Bless America, I loved her drawing. You go girl.
We have got to take our Country back from these lunatic liberals. This is getting out of hand.
so what color was this teacher ?
Its no wonder our kids are all screwed up. Lets start firing these jerks. I see this as treason!!!
God this pisses me off. Im a Korean war vet>
I happen to know of a very famous artist who’s story was similar… her art teacher in grade school asked her students (very young like this girl) to draw & paint on paper given in the lesson ~ an animal they had seen that week ~ the student, Carolyn ~ then did as told and painted a pink and purple polka dotted pony she saw on a merry go round while she was at a park earlier that week with her Dad… and she finished her project.
The teacher held up Carolyn’s drawing/painting and stood in front of the class about to address her students… Carolyn was all excited…until the teacher began speaking… the teacher, tore & ripped up her painted polka dotted pony picture in shreds in front of the class exclaiming to all present…this is exactly what I asked you NOT to do~!… Carolyn, sat there, hurt, shocked and was completely humiliated by her art teachers vicious act ~ she humbly replied to her teacher ~ I did what you asked and painted the pony I saw in the park…the purple & pink polka dotted pony on the Merry go Round… the teacher never said it had to be a “live” animal… the child, painted what her interpretation of an animal was…
After that experience ~ Carolyn swore, to herself that she’d never paint another thing ever again and was broken…by the cruel words and actions of her art teacher… shame.
Until………one day ~
Her Mother had invited her friends over for a tea. Unbeknownst to her (the Mom), her daughter Carolyn had painted every surface in her closet, the walls, the wooden coat hangers, the floor, everything… it was her world…
Her Mom had her lady friends went into Carolyns room to as her Mother wanted to show her lady friends the party dress she made her daughter and as her Mother flung open her closet doors, Carolyn stood there thinking she’s in big trouble! ~ her Mom and the ladies stood there ~ aghast at what they were seeing… as the Mamma stood in silence ~ they were so amazed by this little artist! One woman exclaimed and had said to Carolyn, Oh Carolyn, I didn’t know YOU were an artist! God has given you a gift and the more you use it, the more He will bless you with it…the ladies all chimed in, including her Mamma… and Carolyn, was then again inspired once again to paint… and paint she did. Self taught, she’s an acclaimed watercolor artist and world known.
I met Carolyn Blish at a Ladies Luncheon many years ago and she was the invited guest speaker ~ and she shared her story to all of us.
I say to this young girl. Don’t EVER let an art teacher throw you in a box, put a lable on you and your fine artwork and say she finds your artwork “offensive”…
~ the teacher does owe this child an apology for her inappropriate remarks and seriously needs to reconsider her profession.
Words are very powerful. They can bless or curse… can even break the spirit ~ art is interpretive ~ it’s an expression and expressive … look at Picasso and some of the other greats… Norman Rockwell, Luis Menendez, Tintoretto, Titian ~ Monet ~ John Singer Sargent ~ what was their inspiration?
May this young budding artist continue to draw, paint and color our world with her art and continue to use her God given gift.
I happen to like it very much~!
P.S. I also would have the schools administration give the teacher her walking papers.
The drawing and the freedom of expression is beautiful. Bless the child. Ban the teacher instead.
Let me guess…the arroganant, unworthy teacher is of African American decent? At work after the ’08 election, we saw all sorts of political proganda plastered all over the workplace There’s certainly nothing “beautiful” about a picture of Osama bin Laden Barack Saddamn Hussein Obama!! Not only should the teacher be removed, but he/she should be deported to parts unknows for being “offended” by the RED, WHITE, and BLUE and “God Bless America”…
The lyrics from an old Merle Haggard song says it best…”IF YOU DON’T LOVE IT (THE USA), LEAVE IT, LET THIS SONG THAT I’M SINGING BE WARNING…”
What does a Snickers get you? Expulsion?
We are all agast at the ignorance and intolerance of this teacher. We have some great teachers around, but they are few. Most teachers, but not all, today come from the very bottom of the college classes.
Its the same for journalism too.
The better question is where do the administrators come from. Answer, the athletic department where a buch of ignorant jocks operate.
Our schools have become the bastion of liberal political correctness. Common sense has given way to follow the rules or the teacher is always right no matter what.
Our immediate ancestors in the 19th and early 20th centuries were mostly home schooled or given limited public schooling. High school ended at the tenth grade until the 1920′s and in the 19th century regular schools ended at grade eight.
Our soldiers were successful during WWII due to the fact that most of them were raised on farms and ranches where they were force to learn practical skills and become independent thinkers in order to survive.
There are plenty more teachers operating on remote control similar to this one. The people can fix the problem if they decide to take the right steps.
You idiots who jump immediately on the race bandwagon, WITHOUT KNOWING THE FACTS, are just as bad as the President of the United States and should all be impeached.
We have a long history of peaceful transfer to succeeding presidents. Let’s take it to the polls. This is a dangerous administration (with Legislative compliance). We must vote for less radical incumbents “representatives” (have you ever wondered if the definitions of representative and illegal have been changed while we weren’t looking?).
I don’t care what the ethnicity of the teacher is. I want to know what is happening to this country. We’ve apparently moved from relative unity to a deeply divided country. While we may have believed we were making significant progress in race relations since the 60s, how long do we intend to keep hyphens preceding “American”? It won’t happen in my lifetime, although I WISH. Peacefully.
At least the parents (mother) took this to administration. How many other children has this teacher humiliated? Lots I’ll bet.
She is just a pro-Obamonite, and in this shows her stupidity.
We all need to take these weird-do teachers to task, and report them to their supervisors and the school boards.
I’d get my kid out of that class, before this Obominite zombie teacher bites her and turns her into an Obominite also.
And it’s ok for the bean burritos to hang the mexicant flag over the the upside down US Flag
I hope Calif. adopts the AZ Law !!!
Remember when Obama said he didn’t wear an american flag pin because he “didn’t want to offend anybody”? Yeah, that was my 382nd clue that this guy is baaaaad for america.
The only idiots is the lame teacher and the dumb arses who voted for Barack HUSSEIN Obama!!
I am speechless over what this teacher did. Good for the mom for bringing it to the attention of the school and news. When will the people wake up and take America back. This teacher should be fired NOW! I know she wont be which is very disheartening. How many more students is she going to hurt and what is she teaching? That we shouldn’t be proud to be an American. She found the picture of Our Flag offensive. I find her and her anti American agenda offensive. As the Queen of Hearts said in Alice in Wonderland ( off with her head) meaning get rid of the sicko. Our schools don’t need idiots like her. God Bless the mother and daughter for standing up to the idiots.