Tuesday, August 22, 2006
FIRE A TEACHER
FOR SETTING FIRE TO A FLAG?
Here's an outrageous story out of Kentucky. A middle-school teacher burned two American flags in class, with no advance notice to parents, in what he claims was intended as a demonstration of free-speech rights:
Do you think he should be fired, or do you think this was an OK lesson?
If you think this was OK, do you think a teacher should be allowed to do other things in front of other people's children, at taxpayer expense, that are frightening, confusing and terribly offensive, but "necessary" to allow him to exercise his free speech rights?
For example, should he be able to disparage a student's religion? Family? House? Clothing? Then why his or her country?
Of course he should be fired. It shouldn't even be a controversy. If you can't get a point across without a nasty stunt like this, you shouldn't be a teacher.
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