Teachers Can Be Such Jerks

Today, the Eleventh Circuit decided a case about mandatory flag-pledging. It looks like an interesting case, a link to which and a summary of, you can find here.

What I found interesting was the comment made by the teacher to the student who refused to stand during the pledge, igniting the case:

Teacher Cynthia Alexandre told Cameron Frazier, then a 17-year-old junior at Boynton Beach High School, that he was “so ungrateful and so un-American” after he twice refused to stand for the pledge, according to the lawsuit.

How petty. All the idiot teacher had to do was calmly explain to the student that it’s the student’s right as an American to refuse to salute the flag. That would have been that. Instead, she demonstrates her own ignorance AND encourages the child’s alleged recalcitrance. Nice.

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One Comment on “Teachers Can Be Such Jerks”


  1. […] very sympathetic to people who refuse to salute the flag (see here, and here), or who refuse to take part in similarly patriotic activities, but Howard’s […]


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