In Florida, the government has declared this Freedom Week. Great. So, now I have to listen to Whiny the Elder rant about the twisted irony of being forced to recite the Pledge of Allegiance and the preamble to the Constitution every day in school, while the teachers are made to divert from their normal lesson plan to teach the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, during FREEDOM WEEK. Thanks a lot, Florida. I’ll get even some day…..oh, yeah! Whiny will be old enough to drive soon….that’ll teach ya. *shudder*
Meanwhile, a fellow Leovillager has been threatened with expulsion for violating his Virginia school’s acceptable use policy. The crime: Blogging.
Schools should be encouraging kids to write more creatively and to learn how to use computers to their fullest capabilities as tools for self-expression. Go give Sam some encouragement at BEACHtechie: The Support.
Update: The actual requirement is to teach the Declaration of Independence, along with recitation of its first few lines. Apparently, Pepperkat’s school is going further, thus the Constitution’s preamble recitation (and the associated “in-school suspensions” for kids that don’t participate without a parent’s written excuse).