You must be registered to comment and vote on comments.
Yeah, freedom of speech, I get it, but I think a better example could have been found than stomping on the flag.
It was a demonstration. It was mean to shock and make a point. I think the school could have handled it better, kept a teacher and saved a lot of money
The 'demonstration' has already occured back in the 90's with flag burning and the Supreme Court ruling that protected it. Besides being classless, what this guy did was redundant and a narcissistic cry for attention. Oh look-Controversy!
Geez.... with all that you would think that he stomped on the Confederate flag which we know the people of the south cherish more than the American flag.
"It was a demonstration. It was mean to shock and make a point. I think the school could have handled it better, kept a teacher and saved a lot of money" If it was a demonstration he could have used a flag for the Confederacy. There are plenty of them down there.
want impactful teaching? I'd be willing to bet all of his students will remember that lesson to the day they die... I'm not sure reading about a court case from 1990 would have had the same impact.
True Americans who understand the meaning of liberty should be outraged that the teacher was removed from his class. I have no problem with this example of stomping on the flag. If you care about liberty, you have to be willing to support that speech with which you disagree so that others will support your right to speak the words you do believe. We have lost that ability due to political correctness, a true disease brought to us by the liberal left. What a shame.
So, the teacher who stomps on an American flag gets paid leave and $85k but the kid who wore an NRA tee shirt to school gets suspended? I thought freedom of speech went both ways but I guess it doesn't. It seems if you're liberal you can't do anything wrong, but if you're conservative you can't do anything right. definitely a double standard.
I thought freedom of speech went both ways but I guess it doesn't. - not in the context of public school. There are plenty of cases left, right, and center to the effect that students on school property do not have absolute freedom of expression.
Think that freedom loving teacher would have stomped on an image of Allah! I think not!
Your comment is being reviewed for inclusion on the site.
Comments will be reviewed before being published.
425 Portland Av. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55488
© 2014 StarTribune. All rights reserved.
StarTribune.com is powered by Limelight Networks