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September 12, 2006

Is it starting already?

This morning, while Son and I were waiting for the bus, he told me what his teacher said yesterday, 9/11.

"She said that we're lucky we live in the United States, because in other countries you can't say that your leaders are bad without getting in trouble."

"Did she say anything else?" I asked.


But I told him, if his teacher, any teacher, says something contrary, he has my permission to stand up and offer rebuttal. Even if he gets sent to the principal's office; I'll even come in to his defense.

"Son, your teachers should leave their political leanings on the doorstep of the school."

Of course, there's still a car in the teachers' parking lot with a Kerry/Edwards bumper sticker on it.

Did I do the right thing? It's no secret to anyone in that school which way my family leans politically. I've never spoken out before, but after this, I just might.

Yes, I know, the beauty of living in this country is that we can speak our minds and we can question our leaders, but to spout off to a bunch of second graders? Son gets enough conservative talk at home (where it should be done, btw)!

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Posted by Groovyvic at 07:35 AM | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)

You have every right to expect that politics are left outside the classroom except for explaining the system. Your son's teacher should have said that we live in a country where one can express any opinion, not that our leader is bad. Since I live on the "Far Left Coast" I find some of the teachers quite political but usually regarding their teacher unions but you should speak up and let the school know how you feel.

Posted by: LeeAnn at September 12, 2006 12:30 PM