posted on Jun, 10 2012 @ 10:58 AM
Maybe there's a political correctness stupidity pandemic in public schools these days.
A couple months ago the public school that my niece attends had a "Treyvon Martin" day. The students were told to wear hoodies for the assembly.
My niece, who is in 10th grade, and who is an independent thinker, questioned this. She told her home room teacher that she didn't want to wear a
hoodie in support of Treyvon Martin. The teacher asked why, and my niece said she felt bad he died, but that maybe he was the one who attacked
Zimmerman, and she didn't feel comfortable supporting anybody when she didn't know the facts.
The next day my niece showed up to school dressed nicely, but not wearing the hoodie. She was sent to the principal's office and reprimanded, and
told that she either had to wear a hoodie or go home. The principal told her to go to the lost and found and find a hoodie to wear. The principal's
reasoning was that it was important that the students show uniformity, and support for a fellow high school student that was gunned down.
My niece went to the lost and found in tears, and called her mom. Her mom called the principle, who told her to come pick her up from school.
Now is where the story gets good....
Her mom went into the principal's office the next day to confront her on what happened. The principal told her that it's important that the
students "fall in" and "sometimes you have to learn to comply." Her mom pointed to the school's values posted on the wall and noted that
"compliance" wasn't one of the values, and that in fact "diversity" was a value.
The principal replied, "Diversity means the right kind of diversity. Not your daughter's kind of diversity."
I wanted to tell the world about the school and the principal, but it would only make it harder for my niece. She's already targeted over this.
Is this an aberration, or is it normal for schools these days to be run like indoctrination camps? How does this ever get fixed?
My sister-in-law wants to move over this. I don't blame her.