Student Kicked Out Of Class For Having A Trump Flag In His Home
We used to think when we were younger while living with our parents, our bedroom was the one part of the home that was ours, we could decorate it the way we wish, but no longer, if you are in high school, and you have a flag that supports Trump, that is enough to get you kicked out of class.
This idea of virtue learning has been hard on all, yet the children seem to be suffering the most, their lack of interaction with friends, even worse, if you are new to an area, you have not yet had a chance to meet new friends. Yet now here we are, not only do the children have all this to deal with, they now have to deal with teachers telling them who and who they may not support in the privacy of their own home.
The 16-year-old left the Zoom meeting for his Colusa High School chemistry class before the teacher could remove him, according to the boy’s mother, Tiffany. The teen was working from his bedroom, where the political flag is pinned to the wall, his mother said.
Another student in the classroom took a recording of the virtual classroom as the teacher counted to 15. This is the only reported video of the class, which shows Tiffany’s son laying on his bed with the political flag in view.
“With the distance learning we are all forced to do because of the new color chart, the school district has not addressed the students’ rights in their own home to the teachers or us as parents,” Tiffany said in an email statement.
The 16-year-old has not been punished for the incident; however, his mother said she has growing frustrations about Colusa High School’s policies since the school moved to all distance learning due to the coronavirus pandemic.
In this, the mother is more tolerant then I am; I would have demanded action at the time, regardless of your political leanings, telling a student they can’t show support for a political candidate is tyranny, something we Americans have fought against for the last 250 years. Yet, now we are seeing this brought to our steps from our fellow liberal citizens.
“The Governing Board believes that free inquiry and exchange of ideas are essential parts of democratic education,” the Colusa Unified School District student handbook writes regarding free speech. “The Board respects students’ rights to express ideas and opinions, take stands on issues, and support causes, even when such speech is controversial or unpopular.”
School policies generally allow students to free speech, including the wearing of buttons, badgers, and other insignia. The policy bans fighting words and any “expressions” that are obscene, defamatory, or slanderous.
A political flag is not showing any violation of these rules because you are offended or have a dislike for the person the flag is supporting; this does not give you the right to tell our children they have no right showing support.
Once more, we see another attempt of overreach by the schools, no, that is not correct, by the institutes of indoctrination, showing how intolerant they are for any other political belief other than their own.
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