Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Dan Holden, teaching since 1979, thought it necessary to burn a couple U.S. Flags in his classrooms to "provoke thought" on the controversial issue.

I'm guessing teacher Holden thought his 6th graders were just too dense to do any thinking on their own. So, to jumpstart the thinking process, Holden put flame to flag. And, now, let the games begin.

Instead of "provoking thought" in his students, Holden has provoked some of the parents into going to the school to inform officials of their thoughts on the matter.

Teacher Holden has been removed from the classroom until officials decide what to do with him. And, of course, like good, little Marxists, the ACLU has arrived to help in the matter:

"Beth Wilson, director of Kentucky's ACLU, said the district is allowed to decide what's instructionally appropriate." Thanks, Beth.

We all expect the ACLU to show up and protect a teacher's right to indoctrinate our children, but the people to keep an eye on are the ones in positions of influence within the school system:

"Ginny Adwell, Kelsey's mother and the school's PTA president, said some parents who called for Holden to be fired were "going a little bit overboard" and should remember that the teacher was trying to provoke thought." Foster care, anyone?

And from the Teachers Association, President Brent McKim shows us that he's been reading Mao's Little Red Book:

"Brent McKim, president of the Jefferson County Teachers Association, said Holden has "been teaching for many years, and has by all accounts a good teaching record. It was not a political statement and was meant to illustrate a controversial issue. To fire someone because of that would be inappropriate," he said. "It wasn't like he was taking one side or another." Nope, that doesn't look like a political statement to me.

Again, these people who've slipped into our school systems are the ones you should fear. They are dangerous. Read the article.


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