This boiled my blood

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by satellite66, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. satellite66

    satellite66 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Central NJ
    I don't know about anyone else but this boiled my blood. Schools are out of control. :mad:

    Why son refused to stand

    I am the father of the young man who did not stand for the singing of the Mexican national anthem during a cultural awareness program at Larkin High School.

    I have been constantly asked to explain the details of the event, and it is in response to these individuals that I offer the following facts.

    Some of the students, my son included, were compelled to attend this assembly. The Mexican national anthem was printed on fliers and handed out to the attending students. The Mexican flag was marched in and placed on a podium by itself. The attendees were then asked to stand and sing the Mexican national anthem.

    My son was not alone in his refusal to stand. Statements given to me by other youths and parents put the number of refusals at close to 20.

    Larkin staff members immediately confronted the seated youth. Some of the students were threatened with in-school suspension; most of the seated students were intimidated into standing.

    My son explained to the angry teacher who confronted him that he did not see a U.S. flag on the podium and he did not believe they were going to sing our national anthem. This teacher stated, "They have to stand for our national anthem, so you have to stand for theirs."

    My son stated in response, "Yeah, but they're in our country."

    The teacher called my son a punk and sent him to the office. The administrator in the office supported the teacher's demand and told my son that he could have made a more intelligent decision. My son was not formally disciplined. The teacher who confronted my son defended her actions to her students during class the following week.

    I called Larkin principal Richard Webb to express my disappointment and concern. I described the manner in which my son had been treated. I was told that my son should have stood and that the school stood by its right to have this assembly in its chosen form.

    I then exercised my right as a citizen and addressed the school board.

    The press was present at the board meeting and media awareness snowballed from that point forward. Some of my statements to the board included, "I am disappointed that those responsible for creating an assembly intended to educate and sensitize Americans also felt free to act insensitively with regard to our culture. It is permissible to present another country's anthem alongside ours and receive standing respect. It is not reasonable to expect or demand that Americans stand and display respect for another flag and country in absence of the American anthem or flag."

    I also asked the board to consider two positive actions. "First, encourage Larkin High School administrators to not underscore one culture to the exclusion of others. This ill-conceived mandatory assembly did nothing but widen the current schism. Second, I would ask the board to lay down some principles for future assemblies. While it is good educational practice to teach about other cultures, it is not an acceptable practice to require mandatory response to the patriotic elements of those cultures."

    I was appalled by Webb's printed statement. Apologizing only for the "unfortunate spotlight" placed on the school does not acknowledge the process that brought the spotlight. Lack of proper oversight created an assembly that offended a large number of people. Teachers behaving badly guaranteed parental follow-through. Administrative silence and denial has perpetuated their arrogant image.

    Trivializing the incident and belittling those it concerned has only confirmed Webb's lack of grounding with the community.

    Since Dec. 8, 2004, educational institutions receiving federal funding are required to hold an educational program pertaining to the United States Constitution on Sept. 17 of each year. This year, Sept. 17 fell on a Saturday.

    Our high school apparently chose on Sept. 16 not to hold an assembly on the Constitution of the United States, but to educate our youth on the patriotic elements of another country.


  2. dge479

    dge479 New Member

    Oct 6, 2004
    Haskell NJ
    What an atter crock of crap. So it is ok to respectivly not say the National anthem in this country ,but it is disrespectfull not to sing the Mexican anthem.
    This teacher and principal are a disgrace.
  3. Deputy Dawg

    Deputy Dawg Active Member

    I agree and they should be tarred and feathered. :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:
  4. Carl S

    Carl S New Member

    Feb 3, 2004
    Bunnell, FL
    There no words to adequately express my disgust and anger. :mad: :mad: :mad: Public education is socialsit indoctrination, anti-capitalist and anti-American and a good number of the so called educators are socialist/Marxists who could not survive in a job where they had to be productive and show a profit.
  5. lohki13

    lohki13 Former Guest

    Jan 31, 2006
    The Batcave
    Thats a pile of steaming of bullshit one mexico sucks home school that what my parents do it works i learn whats right and learn not to trust our government .my 2cents
  6. You should be a very proud father. Too many kids now a days just follow the crowd. Its good to know their are still a few who stand up for whats right

  7. Light Coat

    Light Coat New Member

    Sounds like your schoolboard needs to dissengage their posterior calculation gearing from their chairs. If our schoolboard stood for that kind of crap; somebody would be looking for a new place to live. Little hint; I'm not leaving unless I want to. This isn't the United States of Mexico and I'll do my darndest to make sure that it never is.
  8. rosierita

    rosierita Active Member

    Mar 13, 2004
    South Carolina
    & that's a good part of the reason i homeschool my kids! ;)

    :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: public schools are just sickening these days! :mad: :mad: :mad:
  9. Marlin T

    Marlin T Well-Known Member

    Jul 8, 2005
    New Mexico
    This is what these school board members need

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  10. cajunboy2k

    cajunboy2k New Member

    Oct 1, 2003
    The only words i would have sung to the Mex. anthem would be "I love Taco Bell." Over and over and over, as loud as I could. Just to be an ass.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2006
  11. 1wildbill

    1wildbill New Member

    Apr 9, 2006
    Your son is a young man with honor! The teacher is the punk.
    Did they want them to sing it in "Mexican"?
  13. IBFrank

    IBFrank New Member

    May 7, 2006
    So. Ohio
    Clintonism run rampant! The NEA is a nest of closet communists, degenerates, perverts and queers and should be destroyed. They are the same ones that want your kindergartener to be force fed sex education by perverted teachers.
    Things like this should be exposed for the crap it is.
    Good going!
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