Do These Teachers Ever Get Fired?

Prepare yourselves, : folks, because you are about to see an EXTREMELY offensive image. It was so out of bounds that a 13 year old child was told to stop drawing it immediately,

Offensive Flag

The battle over the American flag has reached a middle school art class in California’s Santa Rita School District where a student was told not to draw Old Glory because it was “offensive,” but another student – in the same class — was praised for drawing a picture of President Obama.

Tracy Hathaway, of Salinas, CA, told FOX News Radio her 13-year-old daughter was ordered to stop drawing the American flag by an art teacher at Gavilan View Middle School.

“She had drawn the flag and was sketching the letters, ‘God bless America,’ when the teacher confronted her,” Hathaway told FOX. “She said, ‘You can’t draw that — that’s offensive.’”

Even more striking, another student in the same art class drew a picture of President Obama and was praised by the teacher.

“The picture of Barack Obama was in red, white and blue hues,” Hathaway said. “The teacher said it was great. But when it comes to the flag — all of a sudden it was offensive?”

Hathaway said she took her concerns to the principal — and he was “floored” and apologized for what happened. He arranged a meeting with the Hathaways and the teacher.

“My husband point-blank asked her what she found offensive about the picture — the American flag or the words, ‘God Bless America,’” she said. “The teacher didn’t say a word.”

See, this kid didn’t stick to the standards of her community in liberal California. Had she drawn Jesus being covered with monkey poop or George Bush being hung in effigy, of course that would have been fine. Also, the Mexican flag or “Allah bless Mecca” would have been perfectly acceptable. But, a child’s picture that favorably references God and country? Let’s be honest here: this little girl’s lucky she didn’t end up in sensitivity training and her parents are fortunate that they haven’t talked to social services — yet.

PS: Do you ever notice that these incidents occur semi-regularly, but the teachers never seem to be fired? Anyone who finds a flag with God Bless America on it to be offensive doesn’t belong in a classroom around impressionable kids.

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