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157. One teacher I talked to...
Edited on Fri Dec-19-03 12:59 PM by Hippo_Tron
Requires his kids to stand but does nothing if they mock the pledge. This, however, is way over the line and the teacher should be fired.
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  -Sad day at my son's high school Lurking Dem  Dec-18-03 08:50 AM   #0 
  - That is absolutely DISGUSTING.  BullGooseLoony   Dec-18-03 08:52 AM   #1 
  - A high school in Tennessee.  Lurking Dem   Dec-18-03 10:11 AM   #31 
     - "Wonderbread Bush Country school"  Myra   Dec-18-03 10:46 PM   #141 
  - Ben Franklin  GreenPartyVoter   Dec-18-03 08:53 AM   #2 
  - That lady is not an American. nt  BullGooseLoony   Dec-18-03 08:55 AM   #3 
  - E-mail addresses?  HFishbine   Dec-18-03 08:55 AM   #4 
  - I have ACLU-TN contacting them  Lurking Dem   Dec-18-03 10:12 AM   #33 
     - Okay  HFishbine   Dec-18-03 11:14 AM   #78 
  - Give us names and phone numbers and we'll call in too..  creativelcro   Dec-18-03 08:56 AM   #5 
  - I remember seeing that kind of stuff  BullGooseLoony   Dec-18-03 09:00 AM   #15 
  - this crap is settled already in the courts when I was a kid. The Jehovah  roguevalley   Dec-18-03 02:13 PM   #107 
  - You don't believe it?  Lurking Dem   Dec-18-03 10:13 AM   #34 
  - I believe you Lurk.  oldtimer1942   Dec-18-03 10:20 AM   #45 
  - I believe you too.  mac56   Dec-18-03 10:47 AM   #64 
  - I believe you.... because I've been there... done that.  TLM   Dec-18-03 11:06 AM   #74 
  - There are DUers whose stories I might doubt  Blitz   Dec-18-03 11:13 AM   #77 
  - That's a little unfair.  rbnyc   Dec-18-03 08:30 PM   #132 
  - I'm a school administrator . . .  donco6   Dec-20-03 10:49 AM   #189 
  - That is absolutely absurd and outrageous!  prolesunited   Dec-18-03 08:56 AM   #6 
  - The schoolboard  GreenPartyVoter   Dec-18-03 08:58 AM   #10 
  - Yes.  donco6   Dec-20-03 10:53 AM   #190 
  - The Gifted Coordinator spoke to me  Lurking Dem   Dec-18-03 10:14 AM   #35 
  - Contact the media,  mb7588a   Dec-18-03 08:57 AM   #7 
  - just out of curiosity, how old is your son? . . .  OneBlueSky   Dec-18-03 08:57 AM   #8 
  - My son is 14  Lurking Dem   Dec-18-03 10:15 AM   #37 
  - Is this a public school?  LoZoccolo   Dec-18-03 08:58 AM   #9 
  - Maybe I should suggest  Lurking Dem   Dec-18-03 10:16 AM   #40 
  - Great...way to educate our kids about our country and what it stands for..  grannylib   Dec-18-03 08:59 AM   #11 
  - Me too  BullGooseLoony   Dec-18-03 09:03 AM   #17 
  - Too common -- my wife is a teacher --  ACK   Dec-18-03 08:59 AM   #12 
  - My Wife's A Teacher Too  ProfessorGAC   Dec-18-03 09:04 AM   #19 
  - What is a "ACLYouth"?  YNGW   Dec-18-03 09:00 AM   #13 
  - Lurking Dem's son's DU handle eom  Maeve   Dec-18-03 09:01 AM   #16 
  - That's the handle he uses here on DU  Lurking Dem   Dec-18-03 10:18 AM   #42 
  - That woman needs to be sacked forthwith. The very least punishment  Mairead   Dec-18-03 09:00 AM   #14 
  - Won't happen...  LeahMira   Dec-18-03 09:09 AM   #21 
     - Hedy Weinberg said that too.  Lurking Dem   Dec-18-03 10:19 AM   #44 
  - Sickening  ProfessorGAC   Dec-18-03 09:03 AM   #18 
  - They suspended a Moslem from the NBA for not singing the National Anthem  SpikeTrees   Dec-18-03 09:08 AM   #20 
  - details?  lazarus   Dec-18-03 09:37 AM   #26 
     - I remember  Stevie D   Dec-18-03 09:57 AM   #28 
     - He just signed for Ural-Greyt of Russian Elite League  scisyhp   Dec-18-03 10:03 AM   #29 
     - Oh the irony!  Lurking Dem   Dec-18-03 10:20 AM   #46 
     - No kidding, so ironic  Stevie D   Dec-18-03 10:30 AM   #52 
     - Y a gotta love it.  blondeatlast   Dec-18-03 08:03 PM   #120 
     - Hunh  steviet_2003   Dec-18-03 02:19 PM   #110 
     - Ah  lazarus   Dec-18-03 09:28 PM   #138 
        - Refused to stand, as opposed to refused to sing our National Anthem  SpikeTrees   Dec-19-03 02:08 PM   #168 
     - I`m not an NBA fan and I remember it. Goes to show you how well the  wildwww2   Dec-19-03 07:53 AM   #147 
  - I would really like some details here  dsc   Dec-18-03 09:18 AM   #22 
  - Have to disagree  July   Dec-18-03 10:45 AM   #62 
  - In Ga teacher told one jewish student she was going to hell  ACK   Dec-18-03 10:50 AM   #66 
     - Parents have the power...  LeahMira   Dec-18-03 01:01 PM   #100 
        - I am sorry, you do not understand  ACK   Dec-18-03 01:52 PM   #104 
  - how retarded  pansypoo53219   Dec-18-03 09:30 AM   #23 
  - You must live in Williamson County. n/t  bigendian   Dec-18-03 09:34 AM   #24 
  - GRIN!  Lurking Dem   Dec-18-03 10:21 AM   #47 
  - um..........................that teacher is a sadist  Skittles   Dec-18-03 09:36 AM   #25 
  - My 13 year old daughter loves this crap  Corgigal   Dec-18-03 09:39 AM   #27 
  - Has your daughter read "Stupid White Men"?  Love Bug   Dec-18-03 10:11 AM   #32 
     - My little red head  Corgigal   Dec-18-03 10:14 AM   #36 
  - I wouldn't make a huge deal out of it  LizW   Dec-18-03 10:05 AM   #30 
  - Yeah this is something that even Repugs would not approve of  cirej2000   Dec-18-03 10:15 AM   #38 
  - Thanks, Liz!  Lurking Dem   Dec-18-03 10:23 AM   #48 
  - And, in a later case,  July   Dec-18-03 10:39 AM   #57 
  - Yes, keep your cool and you'll get better results.  donco6   Dec-20-03 10:56 AM   #191 
  - High school is SUPPOSED to prepare students for the real world  greekspeak   Dec-18-03 10:15 AM   #39 
  - Unfortunately, it appears that she  smirkymonkey   Dec-18-03 10:29 AM   #51 
     - I think we're going to have to leave  BullGooseLoony   Dec-18-03 10:40 AM   #58 
     - Umm, that shoud be "if Bush gets *re-selected* (or elected)", since  kath   Dec-18-03 08:35 PM   #134 
     - I was going to say that. Watch what you say-watch what you do..  BiggJawn   Dec-18-03 12:47 PM   #98 
  - holy crap  Ficus   Dec-18-03 10:17 AM   #41 
  - sue the sh*t out of the school  Kamika   Dec-18-03 10:19 AM   #43 
  - This is disgusting...  Blade   Dec-18-03 10:24 AM   #49 
  - Do you have the big picture?  rslag   Dec-18-03 10:28 AM   #50 
  - Oh dear, here we go again...  smirkymonkey   Dec-18-03 10:32 AM   #54 
  - What's wrong with traditional American values?  BullGooseLoony   Dec-18-03 10:35 AM   #56 
  - Freedom is an American value  ACK   Dec-18-03 10:41 AM   #59 
  - Big Picture  Lurking Dem   Dec-18-03 10:44 AM   #61 
  - What [Human] would call a CHILD a "disgusting human being" in front of th  rslag   Dec-18-03 01:03 PM   #101 
     - yes, democrats do have a lock on human kindness  Cheswick   Dec-18-03 02:04 PM   #105 
        - Like the KKK  rslag   Dec-18-03 02:10 PM   #106 
           - Dems = KKK? WTF?  LastChance2004   Dec-19-03 02:20 PM   #171 
              - NO! "Dems=KKK " is not what I said.  rslag   Dec-19-03 06:30 PM   #183 
  - Tell me your definition of traditional American values n/t  NNN0LHI   Dec-18-03 10:47 AM   #63 
  - It's a traditional American value to respect freedom of conscience  July   Dec-18-03 10:50 AM   #65 
  - DU's program considers brackets as HTML tags  MisterP   Dec-18-03 12:17 PM   #91 
  - Topic or political views of the teacher doesn't matter: teacher abusive.  Lars39   Dec-18-03 11:10 AM   #75 
  - Yawn!  ProfessorGAC   Dec-18-03 11:25 AM   #82 
  - Freedom of speech is a traditional American value  ZombyWoof   Dec-18-03 02:18 PM   #109 
  - Don't know what we would do here without you ZW  NNN0LHI   Dec-18-03 08:10 PM   #122 
     - Thanks Don  ZombyWoof   Dec-18-03 11:33 PM   #142 
  - Hi.  blondeatlast   Dec-18-03 08:05 PM   #121 
  - teacher should be fired...no warning.  leftyandproud   Dec-18-03 10:30 AM   #53 
  - Go religious on them, quote from the sermon on the mountain about oaths  noonwitch   Dec-18-03 10:33 AM   #55 
  - Would sound kinda funny  Lurking Dem   Dec-18-03 10:42 AM   #60 
     - Good grief!  LeahMira   Dec-18-03 01:13 PM   #102 
  - Why can't he just stand up?  funkyflathead   Dec-18-03 10:52 AM   #67 
  - Because that's his free speech statement  cirej2000   Dec-18-03 10:54 AM   #68 
  - Not to defend the teacher's behavior, because I'm not.....  BullGooseLoony   Dec-18-03 11:37 AM   #84 
  - See my post above  July   Dec-18-03 10:57 AM   #70 
  - Better Be Careful?!?!?  ProfessorGAC   Dec-18-03 11:24 AM   #81 
     - I was thinking that too, but couldn't put it into words.  blondeatlast   Dec-18-03 08:10 PM   #123 
  - You do not need to just call the ACLU and the pincipal...  TLM   Dec-18-03 10:55 AM   #69 
  - SUE HER ASS!  in_cog_ni_to   Dec-18-03 10:57 AM   #71 
  - don't stop at the school pricipal  seekthetruth   Dec-18-03 11:01 AM   #72 
  - Let me know if you need anything  GloriaSmith   Dec-18-03 11:02 AM   #73 
  - Update  Lurking Dem   Dec-18-03 11:12 AM   #76 
  - Great news!  GloriaSmith   Dec-18-03 11:17 AM   #79 
  - A new one crossed my mind.  Lurking Dem   Dec-18-03 12:44 PM   #97 
  - Most Excellent  ProfessorGAC   Dec-18-03 11:22 AM   #80 
  - Maybe education would be good.  FlaGranny   Dec-18-03 11:39 AM   #85 
     - Good idea  Jen6   Dec-19-03 01:54 PM   #167 
  - Sounds like you handled this well  cally   Dec-18-03 11:36 AM   #83 
  - Happy for you, Lurking  July   Dec-18-03 11:40 AM   #86 
  - Good to here that they are supporting you.  blondeatlast   Dec-18-03 08:13 PM   #125 
  - I think they were both wrong  lotteandollie   Dec-18-03 11:55 AM   #87 
  - Maybe her son already knows and that is why  ACK   Dec-18-03 12:01 PM   #88 
  - You are making assumptions about Lurking's son  July   Dec-18-03 12:13 PM   #90 
  - My son loves his country.  Lurking Dem   Dec-18-03 12:37 PM   #95 
  - I understand.....  PatGund   Dec-18-03 02:49 PM   #111 
  - You are correct, I am making assumptions.  lotteandollie   Dec-19-03 09:59 AM   #149 
     - Don't forget the one  Lurking Dem   Dec-19-03 12:19 PM   #152 
     - LOL n/t  GiovanniC   Dec-19-03 02:16 PM   #170 
     - ". . .HER son . . ."  blondeatlast   Dec-19-03 04:13 PM   #173 
  - any robot can pledge allegiance to a piece of cloth  Cheswick   Dec-18-03 02:15 PM   #108 
     - Agreed. Standing and pledging allegiance to the flag  cedahlia   Dec-18-03 03:45 PM   #112 
  - Child abuse to call a child names like that. But.....  TexasSissy   Dec-18-03 12:08 PM   #89 
  - I'd say he showed more respect than needed to the teacher.  Lars39   Dec-18-03 12:27 PM   #93 
  - .....  BullGooseLoony   Dec-18-03 12:35 PM   #94 
  - fascism?  Chef_Ramen_Noodle   Dec-18-03 03:56 PM   #114 
  - No, not fascism.  TexasSissy   Dec-18-03 07:55 PM   #117 
     - That's funny.  DrWeird   Dec-18-03 08:13 PM   #126 
     - I think you may have made a wrong turn on the information highway.  blondeatlast   Dec-18-03 08:18 PM   #128 
     - Is a Supreme Court decision a "constitutional guarantee"?  July   Dec-18-03 08:37 PM   #135 
     - And if his priest is molesting him . . .  blondeatlast   Dec-18-03 09:16 PM   #137 
     - you must be a produuct of public education!  shugah   Dec-18-03 10:24 PM   #139 
     - You're whole post  crunchyfrog   Dec-19-03 07:27 AM   #143 
     - Excuse me, but it seems the teacher punished this young man enough.  calimary   Dec-19-03 01:40 PM   #161 
     - Actually, you're wrong.  donco6   Dec-20-03 01:08 PM   #194 
  - Wow.  Lurking Dem   Dec-18-03 12:42 PM   #96 
  - good luck with resolution of this, Lurking Dem!  shugah   Dec-18-03 10:40 PM   #140 
  - When in Rome do as the Romans do  Ladyhawk   Dec-18-03 12:51 PM   #99 
  - Comparing saying the pledge to sanctioning genocide?  TexasSissy   Dec-18-03 08:00 PM   #119 
     - Critical thinking skills will serve the student much better than blind  Lars39   Dec-18-03 08:11 PM   #124 
     - From the ACLU  Lurking Dem   Dec-18-03 08:25 PM   #130 
     - "The kid needs to learn to participate as part of the group"  crunchyfrog   Dec-19-03 07:36 AM   #146 
  - Stuff and nonsense!  diamondsoul   Dec-18-03 04:19 PM   #116 
  - Actually...  ACLYouth   Dec-19-03 05:33 PM   #178 
     - I'm coming out of my self imposed hiatus from DU to make a single post  Walt Starr   Dec-19-03 06:30 PM   #182 
  - How harsh!  cat_girl25   Dec-18-03 12:25 PM   #92 
  - What an outrage  redqueen   Dec-18-03 01:24 PM   #103 
  - on the bright side ...  Lisa   Dec-18-03 03:54 PM   #113 
  - Amen, amen, amen.  blondeatlast   Dec-18-03 08:19 PM   #129 
  - Pledge  Lefty59   Dec-18-03 03:58 PM   #115 
  - This wasn't a trivial matter; it is worth fighting for.  Lars39   Dec-18-03 08:16 PM   #127 
  - I agree...go with the flow  Stuckinthebush   Dec-18-03 08:50 PM   #136 
  - That's child abuse in its nearly purest form.  blondeatlast   Dec-18-03 07:58 PM   #118 
  - Lordy. A friend's son was just tormented by a teacher for the same thing.  Myra   Dec-18-03 08:29 PM   #131 
  - Lurk, this is EXACTLY right!  Sugarbleus   Dec-18-03 08:34 PM   #133 
  - This is a legal time bomb.  LWolf   Dec-19-03 07:32 AM   #144 
  - Wow. No matter how you may feel about the pledge,  Plaid Adder   Dec-19-03 07:33 AM   #145 
  - 'Nuther update  Lurking Dem   Dec-19-03 08:49 AM   #148 
  - Good for him! And good for you!  DuctapeFatwa   Dec-19-03 12:00 PM   #150 
  - Thanks, DF!  Lurking Dem   Dec-19-03 12:18 PM   #151 
     - LOL! Salaam, Shalom, Pax Vobiscum, Shanti, and Happy Hanuka  DuctapeFatwa   Dec-19-03 01:12 PM   #158 
  - She wadded it up and threw it in the trash?  calimary   Dec-19-03 01:45 PM   #162 
     - Maybe She Could Get a Job at Bob Jones University  CO Liberal   Dec-19-03 01:50 PM   #165 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Dec-19-03 12:22 PM   #153 
  - Of course  DrWeird   Dec-19-03 12:31 PM   #155 
  - Then why are you shaming her son for doing it?  mac56   Dec-19-03 12:45 PM   #156 
  - If you want thanks, back up your words  July   Dec-19-03 01:16 PM   #160 
  - So, do you think the teacher's actions were justified?  0rganism   Dec-19-03 01:46 PM   #163 
  - Thank you for fighting for my son's right  Lurking Dem   Dec-19-03 03:49 PM   #172 
  - ...  pezcore64   Dec-19-03 12:31 PM   #154 
  - One teacher I talked to...  Hippo_Tron   Dec-19-03 12:59 PM   #157 
  - "Mock" the pledge?  July   Dec-19-03 01:14 PM   #159 
     - "I fledge a grievance to the slag"  0rganism   Dec-19-03 01:49 PM   #164 
        - Sue the crap out of the school:  mdguss   Dec-19-03 01:53 PM   #166 
        - My 6 yo has no idea what the words really are, or what they mean.  blondeatlast   Dec-19-03 04:21 PM   #174 
  - WOW! That's really bad...  David__77   Dec-19-03 02:12 PM   #169 
  - so, how about an update , Lurkingdem?  Capn Sunshine   Dec-19-03 04:46 PM   #175 
  - Nothing happened with the school today.  Lurking Dem   Dec-19-03 04:56 PM   #176 
     - A civil case  Capn Sunshine   Dec-19-03 05:01 PM   #177 
     - Hi Lurking Dem, let me apologize on behalf of a fellow math teacher.  alcuno   Dec-20-03 11:15 AM   #192 
  - Thanks you guys...  ACLYouth   Dec-19-03 05:51 PM   #179 
  - Stick it to the man.  DrWeird   Dec-19-03 05:56 PM   #180 
  - That teacher was abusive, plain and simple  RainDog   Dec-19-03 07:30 PM   #184 
  - APPLAUSE!  bpilgrim   Dec-19-03 11:08 PM   #187 
  - wow, complete madness.  Wetzelbill   Dec-19-03 05:59 PM   #181 
  - I have an interesting little story to tell you.  littlejoe   Dec-19-03 08:06 PM   #185 
  - I had something similar happen to me when I was In H.S  skewthat   Dec-19-03 10:55 PM   #186 
  - Bump...  ACLYouth   Dec-20-03 10:47 AM   #188 
  - The Pledge is meanlingless  populistmom   Dec-20-03 12:40 PM   #193 
 

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