Originally posted by rimjaja
All I can say is that Texas has some pretty fakked up school districts and you will never see a more liberal and sanctimonious bunch of teachers and
When we lived there, my kids were not allowed to get pre-k because they were not hispanic. They were not allowed to celebrate birthdays, Easter,
Christmas, thanksgiving, Halloween or any other holiday because it might be " offensive" to the 33% Muslim population. Their cafeteria at school
always served one meal that was dreadful but contained meat, and the "fun" meal was always vegetarian ( talk about indoctrination).
I was told that I was not allowed to send homemade cookies for snack time but Diet Coke was on the approved list of snacks.
The school district north of ours had a big fracas in the news because they allowed the Mexican kids to celebrate cinco de mayo but sent home American
kids wearing US flag shirts and lapel pins. The same school district hung the Mexican flag in the school atrium but didn't allow the American flag
to be hung.
I could go on and on, but needless to say, I am glad we are no longer in a Texas school district.
I can tell you a big part of the reason things are so bad. I know people IN Texas that won't even admit such things happen. They are so caught up
in this "Texas means freedom" mentality that they refuse to acknowledge when such things happen. They prefer to bury their heads in the sand and
claim that this "couldn't happen in Texas". Some cases, I talked about what happened, and not where (when it WAS Texas), and was told, "Well,
that wouldn't happen here!" When I stated that it did, in fact, happen there, they tried to claim they read it was "somewhere else", and then
acted like the information must be mistaken, or misrepresented, etc. Completely bizarre, eh?