YOU MUST READ THIS – AT 7:44 A.M. ET: Hate to have a negative effect on your breakfast, but... From Fox News:
When Sean Harrington entered his freshman year at Arlington (Massachusetts) High School, he noticed something peculiar: There were no American flags in the classrooms, and no one recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
So Harrington enlisted the aid of his fellow students, and now, three years later, they have succeeded in getting flags installed in the classrooms. But the pledge still will not be recited.
The Arlington, Mass., school committee has rejected the 17-year-old's request to allow students to voluntarily recite the Pledge of Allegiance, because some educators are concerned that it would be hard to find teachers willing to recite it, according to a report in the Arlington Patch.
Harrington had presented school officials with a petition signed by 700 people, along with letters of support from lawmakers including Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.
But the request to have the pledge recited failed when the committee's vote ended in a 3-3 tie.
COMMENT: The story notes that a number of teachers did sign Sean's petition. However, it's apparent that there's a problem with many others. Clearly, those are teachers who are in school to indoctrinate, not to educate. They get their material from the schools of education, many of which have become hotbeds of radical leftism.
We used to think of politically correct indoctrination as being essentially a college-level problem, but it's found its way into high schools and even elementary schools. It will have its effect on some young minds, year after year.
Do you know what your child is being taught?
June 30, 2010