In what could be the worst example of liberal political correctness gone too far, a 70-year-old history teacher at the Suttle Middle School of the Folsom Cordova United School District, claims he was urged to retire for using a Confederate battle flag as a part of his history lesson. On the day of the lesson, Woody Hart placed a Union flag and a Confederate battle flag on opposite ends of the classroom. The students were then randomly assigned to a side as part of the lesson. A student that witnessed this applauded the teacher and said she felt more involved and more interested in the lesson due to the way Hart taught:
“We just came in and we saw the Union Flag on one side of the room and the Confederate Flag on the other side of the room. I actually very much appreciated the way he taught history, I felt that we were getting more involved than what our other classes did.” – Ana Kneisely (student)
Kneisely also added that she was confused as to why he would be punished for teaching this way as the text books they are taught from use the same flags in the same way. The school district however feels that no student in 2017 should have to see that flag, regardless if it’s a part of history or not. One might wonder how you learn from history if you’ve never learned it?
“We recognize that regardless of context, to many of our students, families, and staff, the Confederate flag is a racist symbol of hate. Although this matter is under investigation, it is important to reiterate: Any employee who is found to engage in behavior that creates an unsafe environment for students will face full consequences, including the possibility of initiating termination proceedings. – Deborah Bettencourt (superintendent)
There is definitely more to this story than this. Last year, the parents of the sole African-American student in this class complained about Hart after Hart tried to teach how poorly African-American’s were treated in the south. Hart was trying to promote equality for blacks by showing the reason why it was necessary, however, apparently this family gets offended when a White man tries to teach history.
How do you feel?
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