The school system in question should teach the constitution. I don't care how people show their patriotism. A concept like patriotism and how to practice it properly cannot be taught. The US government shouldn't always be supported. At times, the US should be protested. No government should be blindly followed and supported.
Haven't you ever heard the quote, "When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag?" I am always weary of nationalism and labeling dissenting free speech as anti-American.
I don't understand why self proclaimed small government conservatives did the opposite under the Bush Admin.
2-From what I have read, their parents should have protested the proposed changes. What was being proposed was not 'history' and was certainly agenda driven. They should not be teaching students what they should and should not feel or how they should or should not act...especially in a history class.
If anything, this issue underscores the need for active parent involvement in their students education experience. Even though I disagree with what the board member proposed, I would be grateful for the opportunity to engage via the PTA and school board meetings.
It looks to me like conservatives want and expect conservative authority respected. That is at least what I gather from conservative attitudes under the Bush Admin.
How dare you not support the president in a time of war...
You can dance without a lawyer