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Could this happen at your school ?
me | 11/13/2001 | self

Posted on 11/13/2001 9:00:09 PM PST by quietolong

Could this happen at your school ?

I thought I would share with you all. Three events that happened over the last two days.
The first was on Monday. From a letter sent home with the kids last week said Monday was Red, White & Blue day. You were to wear something patriotic. So after school on Monday my 1st. grader jumps off the bus wearing a big flag button. I ask “ were did you get that nice flag button ? “ and she replies “ Oh one of the 1st grade teachers brought them in and gave them out to all the 1st graders “

Can you imagine that a Teacher bringing in flag buttons and handing them out at school !

And tonight went over to the High School for a drama club parent appreciation dinner and play. And what posters did I see up on the wall there ? All over the school the FFA Buck Pool. For 2 bucks entry you can “ bet “ on if you will get the biggest racked Deer.

What is this world coming to. A school has a patriotic day. Let’s a teacher hand out flag buttons. And permits hunting with gun posters up on the walls.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: bushcountry
With all the bad things that come out of schools And after that Madison flag incident. I thought I would put out some good news. From WI.

Madison is an island to it’s self.

And I’ll but you thought it was something bad. LOL ( well ok it is if your a lib rat )

1 posted on 11/13/2001 9:00:09 PM PST by quietolong
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To: quietolong
Ha! In California, of all places, my GS's school has every Friday as patriotic day. Red white & blue clothes. Flags. Every day the pledge has been said. Go figure.....
2 posted on 11/13/2001 9:05:19 PM PST by Bradís Gramma
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To: quietolong
Must be a rural school district?
3 posted on 11/13/2001 9:05:59 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Brad's Gramma
I'll bet you don't live in Berkeley
4 posted on 11/13/2001 9:07:57 PM PST by quietolong
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To: quietolong
Hold on to your very nice corner of America. Have to say, in all my life, I've never seen so many flags in here in NJ.
5 posted on 11/13/2001 9:09:52 PM PST by exit82
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To: GeronL
Some what It's one of the reasons I left CA. No way wanted the kids to go to school in Marin
6 posted on 11/13/2001 9:10:30 PM PST by quietolong
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To: quietolong
My middle daughter had her parent/teacher conference tonite. I appreciate your post. We homeschool our older child, and reluctantly keep this one in public school because we are very rural and she needs the social interaction. I did notice an attitude change is in the air. Her teacher laughed at the silliness of guidance cirriculum and actually said"funding does not equal education". I almost fell over.
7 posted on 11/13/2001 9:11:08 PM PST by blackdog
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To: blackdog
needs the socialization? you can give her that better than public schools can. Its a rural school? well, thats better than the urban ones I guess.
8 posted on 11/13/2001 9:15:48 PM PST by GeronL
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To: quietolong
We've had red, white, and blue day at our elementary school. We have "Proud to be an American", on the sign outside of the school. In the Middle School the teachers wore handmade name tags with red, white and blue ribbons on them. I don't think anyone would be having a deer rack pool going on though. An MIA flag flies below the American flag at the one school. Our High School television station did a great video of interviews with veterans that was played on television. We don't have deer rack pools or gun signs, however the police do come in and tell the kids in elementary school about gun safety. As annoyed as I sometimes get with the school system, they do somethings that deserve to be applauded, IMO.
9 posted on 11/13/2001 9:16:51 PM PST by World'sGoneInsane
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To: quietolong
AMEN!! We left Houston(after moving from New Orleans!) for rural-but-high-tech employment for me and got a GREAT BLESSING for our children...a PubliK SKool with prayer(?), 4-H club(.22 rifles!), decent football, folks who actually CARE about others, good church, and a district smart enough to elect Ron Paul. The www, freerepublic, DSS, and digital cell phones were icing on the cake. Plus I can teach my children "gun control" "right out back". I keep waiting for someone to wake me up....thank G_d they haven't...
10 posted on 11/13/2001 9:21:35 PM PST by Johnny Crab
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To: quietolong
Lots of lockers are decorated with US flags at the local public school jr. high where our kids attend...... and yes, there are muslim kids wearing turbans in the school, who are apparently not offended by this display of patriotism.
11 posted on 11/13/2001 9:22:32 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
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To: World'sGoneInsane
OOPS(it's late) forgot to include the Veterans Day event at school. Prayer opening, Vets led in by their service flags and music, songs and poems by the children to the vets, and an excellent speech by Ron Paul(got out early due to HReps schedule changes at last minute). I was not the only one "near tears" at times when looking at faces we know and realizing all of these "old" guys put their lives on the line for US and a lot of them did not come back alive. I hope the minor changes for the better I'm seeing here are on a much larger scale in less rural areas...
12 posted on 11/13/2001 9:28:44 PM PST by Johnny Crab
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To: quietolong
Next thing you know, they will be teaching Language, Math, Civics, Science, Music, and History.

Where does a guy have to move to get a school which emphasises abortion, condoms, cross-gender studies, homosexuality, history revision, non-competitive physical education, drugs, trans-racial world views, Marxist economics, whining, masturbation, and eco-feminism?

What is this world coming to?

13 posted on 11/13/2001 9:29:49 PM PST by Orion
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To: Orion
Where does a guy have to move to

SF LA NY Mass.

14 posted on 11/13/2001 9:38:01 PM PST by quietolong
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To: quietolong
And I’ll but

but= bet

darn keyboard

15 posted on 11/13/2001 9:39:23 PM PST by quietolong
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To: Johnny Crab
I hope the minor changes for the better I'm seeing here are on a much larger scale in less rural areas...

I believe where I live, they have made many changes for the better. You can see sixteen and seventeen-year-old teenagers look at the older vets with awe and respect. Often, they are invited into our history classes as well to give the students living history accounts. IMHO, it is a wonderful idea. They also have had women explain the sacrifices that were made at home in supporting the war efforts. Of course, some speakers are better at presenting their story, but as far as I know, the students respect them for the time they take to come and tell their story.

16 posted on 11/13/2001 9:42:24 PM PST by World'sGoneInsane
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To: quietolong
I hope this phenomenon spreads to all the other school districts.
17 posted on 11/13/2001 9:45:55 PM PST by WRhine
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To: quietolong
I can report there was a fleeting skirmish at our school when a teacher posted a sign on the office window that read "Bless America". The parents objected to the irrational ommission of of the subject, God, and the school district relented on the (erroneous and nonsensical) basis that it was a form of patriotic not religious expression, therefore it would be "God Bless America" after all. Of course, the local paper's unusual interest in this story helped move it more quickly to the desired result.

Since then we have had school-wide simultaneous recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance every morning over the public address system, a patriotic assembly in which my daughter marched on stage with her friends and belted out George M. Cohans "Your a Grand Old Flag", and a beautiful Veterans Day tribute by the children to our veterans, twenty of which sat on the stage in their service uniforms. It was awesome and I could only think that this love for our country was always burning in the heart but it had been censored from school life until now.

We have the NEA commies on the run and they are squirming like Hillary in church.

18 posted on 11/13/2001 9:50:22 PM PST by Havisham
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How can you take " God " off don't it take a God to bless Whats the point in blessing if you don't have a God. DA's
19 posted on 11/13/2001 9:56:11 PM PST by quietolong
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To: World'sGoneInsane
high school tv station?
20 posted on 11/13/2001 9:59:25 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Havisham
did the teacher say who exactly was to 'bless america'?
21 posted on 11/13/2001 10:03:12 PM PST by GeronL
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To: Brad's Gramma
Every day the pledge has been said.

Is the reciting of the pledge not an everyday occurrance in all parts of the country?

Here in Georgia, as far as I know, all public schools say the pledge at the beginning of the school day. It's been that way since I was in school and long before.

22 posted on 11/13/2001 10:08:20 PM PST by FreedomFriend
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To: FreedomFriend
occurance=occurrence
23 posted on 11/13/2001 10:16:21 PM PST by FreedomFriend
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To: quietolong
How can you take " God " off don't it take a God to bless Whats the point in blessing if you don't have a God.

Exactly what the parents thought. The teacher said she was preserving the separation of church and state. I corrected her that the Supreme Court fairly recently established a neutral, not hostile, approach toward religious expression in the public schools. While I was explaining this to her in words she could understand I noticed her bulletin board for her fourth graders announced in big letters "Green Geckos Want World Peace". In other words, she has been almost completely dumbed down and indoctrinated by the local college of education but a few glimmers of her Bible Belt values emerged from time to time, as in her crippled "Bless America" message. Her manner of dress and speech told me she was from the heartland but her classroom art told me she had swallowed whole the NEA's left-wing agenda. It may dawn on this youngish teacher eventually that Christianity and the New Age aren't reconcilable. Or it may not. Fortunately she's not my child's teacher or there would never be peace.

24 posted on 11/13/2001 10:21:00 PM PST by Havisham
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To: GeronL
Please see my reply #24.
25 posted on 11/13/2001 10:22:32 PM PST by Havisham
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To: GeronL
high school tv station?

Yes. We have communications as an elective. Quite common in the area's high schools. They do a daily school news show, tape the football games, concerts, plays, etc. Sometimes they are broadcast on a local cabel channel that is designated for the school. The equipment was donated by the cable company.

26 posted on 11/16/2001 1:04:43 PM PST by World'sGoneInsane
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To: Havisham
We have the NEA commies on the run

Just remember there running behind the Flag. Using it to keep the light of truth from shining on them. And will go back to there old ways when they think we’ve turned the light off. we need to keep them running right out of power.

All:

It’s good to read all the replies here. Makes you feel there’s hope. But it sounds like those that responded are from the Red W Backbone of the country. Any from the Blue gore zone ?

27 posted on 11/16/2001 1:22:12 PM PST by quietolong
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To: quietolong

A friend taught science in an Oakland school for a while. The students were not well self-disciplined in class. Finally the teacher decided to bring a US flag to school to help instill a sense of group moral obligation to something larger than the individual and help remind the students to behave. However, the school was on a tight budget. The teacher didn't want to exceed the budget so the flag was set aside. Later on the teacher decided to put it up on the office wall. A couple of days later the director came up to the teacher and said to take it down, saying that people had been streaming into her office complaining that it had been put up in a common school work area (she made it clear that using it for instructional purposes as part of the curriculum was OK). Apparently it was what policies the flag was being used to symbolize which caused the objections. The teacher took the hint and took the flag down and away from the school immediately.


28 posted on 02/28/2005 5:54:28 AM PST by SteveH
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To: SteveH

How do they start sporting events?
Here everybody stands, faces the Flag. As the National Anthem is being performed.


29 posted on 02/28/2005 11:37:37 AM PST by quietolong
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To: quietolong
No sporting events. It's a school for kids who dropped out or were kicked out of the main schools.
30 posted on 02/28/2005 1:08:31 PM PST by SteveH
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To: SteveH

I really didn’t need to ask.

California Teachers Refuse To Give Homework (BERKELEY)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1353544/posts


31 posted on 03/01/2005 12:01:40 PM PST by quietolong
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