Colorado School: Students not allowed to celebrate America!

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A Fort Collins Colorado High School decided that students could nor celebrate America during the schools spirit week. The students wanted to call it “Merica Monday” and of course have everyone that wanted to wear their red , white and blue.

Administrators shut down the idea as reported by Fox News:

“They said they didn’t want to be exclusive to any other country,” a 17-year-old member of the student council told me.

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“It’s bizarre and idiotic that we’ve come to this crossroads in our society that we are having to sacrifice our own culture and belief system,” one of the parents told me. “I can’t even tell you how it got our blood boiling.”

After the administrators rejected the day to celebrate America, the teenagers offered a compromise – “My Country Monday.”

“We opened it up to everyone – no matter what country you are from,” the 17-year-old student told me. “That got declined, too.”

This isn’t the first school that has banned America.  Back in 2006, the Michigan Department of Education attempted to stop the use of the word America.

In perhaps a well-intentioned, but pernicious example of political correctness, the Michigan Department of Education is attempting to ban the “America” and “American” from our public schools. Even though the word “America” appears in the department’s own civics and government benchmarks, the department’s style protocol for the Michigan Education Assessment Program requires that “America” and “Americans” be expunged from our testing and grade level expectations. Last week, the department ordered that our hard-working teachers not utter the words.

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The Department of Education asserts that “Americans” includes Mexicans, Canadians and others in the Western Hemisphere, so referring to U.S. residents as Americans is inappropriate. In the department’s view, “America” happens to include South, Central and North America. Accordingly, when referring to the colonial period, the state bureaucracy requires teachers to refer to “the colonies of North America” or “North Americans.” After the American Revolution, the nation is called the United States (not of America).

The state’s edict would be laughable if it were not so disgraceful. Instead of focusing on better teaching methods and educational resources to help our hard-working teachers and parents, the Department of Education spends its energy on confusing, misleading, historically inaccurate and counterproductive wordplay.

Once again we see how political correctness has run amok in the public school administrations.  They need to focus on educational outcomes instead of making stupid edicts banning America and patriotic celebrations.  After all, they claim their job is to teach students how to think, but when they do, they tell them no you cannot think that because you could offend someone.

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Comments

  1. Jeff Brodhead says:

    RECALLS WORK, as Colorado has shown so well!

  2. Welcome to the Peoples’ Democratic Social Justice Workers’ State of Amerika! (This new spelling of the word we may not utter in public has the approval of all true Progressives.)

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