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originally posted by: theantediluvian
Just say the damn pledge you little entitled brat! If it was good 'nuff for Jesus, it's good 'nuff for you too! 'Merica!
originally posted by: namehere
a reply to: Liquesence
in most schools you would be right but this school belongs to an independent school district and doesn't have any connection to the state or any governmental organization, unfortunately the constitution has no authority at such schools as far as i can tell.
originally posted by: Deaf Alien
It was very wrong for the school administration to even do anything. She has every right not to stand. I am sure they would have no problem with Jehovah's Witness students, or at least I hope so?
in most schools you would be right but this school belongs to an independent school district and doesn't have any connection to the state or any governmental organization
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is a branch of the state government of Texas in the United States responsible for public education. The agency is headquartered in the William B. Travis State Office Building in Downtown Austin.
Although school districts are independent governmental entities, TEA has the authority to oversee a district's operations (either involving an individual school or the entire district) if serious issues arise (such as poor standardized test performance, financial distress, or reported mismanagement). This can be in the form of requiring the district to submit corrective action plans and regular status reports, assigning monitors to oversee operations (including the authority to assign a management board, which essentially replaces and performs the duties of the elected school board), and in extreme cases closure of a school campus or even the entire school district.
originally posted by: ProjectedLogic
I knew people who went here.
One thing I think will help understand this situation is the background of this school.
This is not your typical high school. This is the school you have to go to when you're thrown out of school.
Most students that attend here have been removed from a standard high school due to behavior issues and/or drug use at school.
Its normally filled with all the "bad kids" they can't keep around others. So what we are not getting is the back story. While I don't think the student should have been kicked out of the school altogether, chances are they were already causing a lot of problems to be there in the first place.
So what we are getting is the politicized story. I bet they were kicked for a lot more than just sitting during the pledge. That was probably the straw that broke the camels back.