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    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    How completely absurd. I fail to see the connection between the US flag and racial tensions. It sounds to me like they were looking for an excuse.

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    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Seeing the American flag flying does my heart good. Seeing one flying on a 13 yr old kids bike would bring a smile to my face. When did patriotism become politically incorrect?
    about the same time it became politically incorrect to think people who enter this country illegally should be punished and removed, so that people who want to enter legally can have a chance.

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    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Schools have really lost any ability to be reasonable these days. .
    yep, a kid who brings an aspirin to school is treated like a drug dealer and fingernail clippers are considered a weapon. One of the many reasons I quit teaching.
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    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    My 10 year old is like that... except it's Aspergers and not ADHD for him. Kid's amazing though. top of his class academically. (proud smile)
    My kid has a strong anxiety disorder (and probably ADHD too, but its not been diagnosed) and is at least 4 grade levels above his age. Unfortunately, his emotionality is what keeps me from giving the nod to move him up. I know what its like and I can sympathize.

    The anxiety comes from his mom's side though.

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    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Every class in my 5th graders school has an American flag.
    Wow thanks. it's nice to know the whole country hasn't gone crazy. Kudos to your school.
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    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    find me a single black, jew or hispanic that is going to be offended if they see a US flag on the back of some kid's bike. then we can talk.



    yeah right. I suppose I am also racist because I would assume that blacks would be the race most likely to be offended by the confederate battle flag?

    sad that so many people confuse stating statistical probability with prejudice
    Actually, most of the recent issues with offense over the US flag dealt with Mexicans. I believe there was an incident where a school had up a Mexican flag for Cinco de Mayo, and some boys wore flag (our flag) shirts to school. There was at least one other incident that I heard of (unless those were two different incidents).

    Anyway, I haven't heard of any Muslims being offended by them lately. It really is Mexicans.
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    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Actually, most of the recent issues with offense over the US flag dealt with Mexicans. I believe there was an incident where a school had up a Mexican flag for Cinco de Mayo, and some boys wore flag (our flag) shirts to school. There was at least one other incident that I heard of (unless those were two different incidents).

    Anyway, I haven't heard of any Muslims being offended by them lately. It really is Mexicans.
    yeah...you're about 6 posts behind. thanks
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    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    My kid has a strong anxiety disorder (and probably ADHD too, but its not been diagnosed) and is at least 4 grade levels above his age. Unfortunately, his emotionality is what keeps me from giving the nod to move him up. I know what its like and I can sympathize.

    The anxiety comes from his mom's side though.
    I feel your pain. My sons not that far advanced academically, but he's at the top of where he should be. He's had a lot of support from his old school and his current one (just took custody this year because of his mom recovering from an ilness long term), social skills classes, etc., and scouts really helps him. H'e looking forward to going from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts next year.

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    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    yeah...you're about 6 posts behind. thanks
    My bad. It appears that I skipped a page of posts looking back.
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    Re: School Makes Boy Take American Flag Off Bike

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I feel your pain. My sons not that far advanced academically, but he's at the top of where he should be. He's had a lot of support from his old school and his current one (just took custody this year because of his mom recovering from an ilness long term), social skills classes, etc., and scouts really helps him. H'e looking forward to going from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts next year.
    Thats all you can do. We do a lot of church activities with our kid so he can be exposed to supportive social situations. It has helped him tremendously. He has even started to get to the point where he stops quizzing people on obscure equations that nobody but him and a few engineers care about and has started accepting people as they are. That is a big step for him. My great hope for him is that he has happy memories of his childhood and they contribute to him being an exemplary adult. I don't worry about his academics since I don't have to. My family usually has one or two weirdo geniuses per generation (the whole clan is far above average though, but some get an extra dose it seems, but often its no blessing) and I guess he is one of them. Hopefully, he will have the same success as his uncle, but better social skills, so hes not some unhappy rich hermit.
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