Thursday, August 24, 2006

Oh, THIS is promising.

The enlightenment -- it burns, it burns!!

A Colorado geography teacher “was placed on paid administrative on the second day of school for hanging several flags from other countries [China and Mexico] in his classroom.” The teacher said he hung the flags “as reference tools for world geography,” but under Colorado law it is illegal to permanently display foreign flags in public schools.

Not to worry. It's Colorado -- they make up for their ignorance in world geography with their ignorance in biological evolution.

"A CU grad, huh? Cool. Yeah, I'll have fries with that, thanks."


catnip said...

He's gone to the ACLU to fight the law. Good for him. What a backwards approach to education. Is this Colorado's "War on Flags"?

Deanna said...

Heh, I wonder how they'd feel about a music teacher teaching the national anthems of other countries and expecting the kids to sing them?

I'm Canadian, but in grade 6 I had a teacher from Kansas, and she had us singing "The Star-Spangled Banner". And we didn't sing "O Canada" in music class, that was just for assemblies.

As far as I know, no children or parents complained. She wasn't required to stop, and she certainly wasn't suspended.