Minneapolis public schools that don’t allow students to wear ‘Make America Great Again’ T-shirts in class apparently are requiring young students to write reports on Ilhan Omar and color in pictures of her, a report from Powerline claims.
Daily Wire (h/t Marvin W) Omar is being raised to heroic status in her district’s public schools. Elementary school students are apparently being taught to revere her, much as, in recent years, they have been taught to see Martin Luther King, Jr. as a kind of secular saint. Someone has distributed an Ilhan Omar card that students are instructed to color, while writing a “report” on the inside.
“The below photo came from a public elementary school in Minneapolis,” Powerline said, noting that reports of another suburban school district within the state participating in the same coloring activity have not yet been unconfirmed.
The project raises an issue of bias, or at least inconsistent standards with regard to public schools and politics — specifically, potential double standards involving President Donald Trump.
For example, in 2018, a high school student from a public school in Oregon, Addison Barnes, was suspended for wearing a T-shirt supporting President Trump. “Donald J. Trump Border Wall Construction Co.,” the T-shirt read. The student ended up suing the school and won on First Amendment grounds.
And in another public school in Long Island, New York, an 11 year-old student was forbidden from choosing President Donald Trump as her hero for a class assignment.
Long Island News 12When sixth-graders at Samoset Middle School in Sachem were assigned to pick a hero on whom they would write a report, 11-year-old Bella Moscato said her choice was a no-brainer. “Donald Trump is my hero,” she says. Bella says her teacher said Trump “spreads negativity and says bad stuff about women.
An 11-year-old girl named Bella Moscato was not allowed to have President Donald Trump as her hero for a class assignment.
Teachers should do their jobs and teach students instead of pushing their political opinions on them.
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