Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Civics - what's that?

Well slap me silly.

Under a new school rule, students at Hobbton High School (North Carolina) are not allowed to wear items with flags, from any country, including the United States.

The superintendent of schools in Sampson County calls the situation unfortunate, but says educators didn’t want to be forced to pick and choose which flags should be permissible.

Well, no. Because we wouldn't want to draw a line in the sand and say "hey that's the flag of our country, it stand for a Republic of free citizens - it means something." Because that would be defining values and we can't have the schools doing that. Civics? Citizenship? Whazzat?

mumble is the consolation of the West as it commits suicide mumble.

Update as I was writing this ..

Superintendent Dr. L. Stewart Hobbs, Jr said they have lifted the ban on flags and “from this point on, all dress code changes will be made at the school board level.”

He displayed adaptability and that is good. I wonder if he would have if the protest had flap had stayed a local affair?

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