For the record, it’s not mandatory to stand for the Pledge in Florida…
It’s not mandatory to recite the pledge in any state. It’s against the 1st amendment to compel speech like that.
That’s what I thought when I first read
Why is the Substitute’s name not in the article?
The boy’s/mother’s is.
Oh and the sub. “is no longer welcome in any of
They need to EDIT that to,
“no longer welcome, anywhere, anytime or anyplace.”
It shouldn’t even need to be said, but when any display of patriotism becomes mandatory it also becomes meaningless.
What the actual fuck, Florida?
The kid was black. How fucked up is it that my reflex was to think “at least they didn’t shoot him in the back.”
I have that same reflexive instinct.
The teacher told the black student that if he didn’t like the pledge, he was always free to go back where he came from.
Those were the teacher’s own words.
Substitute teacher, who is about to find it very hard to get assignments.
From Kelly (Temp) Services, were she will never work again.
It’s also sad how it escalated, from the sub, to the school admins, to the cops…
I think calling the cops on an 11 year-old, especially where there’s no weapon involved, just makes it seem like the school’s plan for ordinary kid discipline is out of whack.
If you ‘have to’ call the cops on an ordinary 11 year old, methinks you have fucking failed at everything that actually matters in life.
I am thinking this is being read incorrectly. He was not arrested for “not standing for the pledge.” He was arested because he is a scary black young man who was unwilling to kowtow to authority. I mean, if we let that happen, it would be just like suporting Kaepernick! We can`t allow POCs to think they have the right to assert their own values in conflict with a person of authority. My stars, perish the very thought! vapors galore
Nah. Getting a job at one of Betsy deVos’ schools or a detention center will be a snap.
The whole point of SROs is to imprison and kill Black children.
This is so wrong on so many levels…
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