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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    I'd have to think about that... Offhand, I'm disinclined. My son is going to be in public schools for another four years. I'm not sure I want him to be the public face on this issue.
    I used to worry my kid would get into political activism in college and get hurt. It's really tough for me to stay on the sidelines even now, if someone has been unfair to her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    My eighth-grade son is taking French as a foreign language. They don't offer it in the middle school building, so he's bused to the local high school in the morning (with several other middle school students) to attend class at the high school, and then they bring him back to the middle school for the remainder of his classes.

    He recently told me that his teacher his giving him a hard time about the Pledge of Allegiance. The teacher insists that he stand up - and he'd rather not. In part, it has to do with the "under God." In part, I suspect it's because he'd prefer to spend the time playing games on his Chromebook. But the reason is irrelevant. Recently, the teacher said he could remain seated during the pledge IF he brought in a signed permission note from his parents.

    There's no way I would write such a permission note. Not because I object to his actions, but because it's illegal for the teacher to request one. So I cautioned my son that I can address this - but there may be consequences. Pissing off a teacher is not something to do lightly. He asked me to proceed anyway, so I wrote the following e-mail, and sent it to the school principal. I worded it carefully; I'm sure that the principal has to deal with plenty of angry correspondences from irate parents - and I didn't want to add to that pile.

    Based on what I know about the school principal, he's pretty level-headed, and will handle this discreetly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    My father would have gone and sat in on the class.
    I read that as "shat" at first!

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    You want my 13 year-old, he's yours. Just $25 on Craigslist. Cash only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    My eighth-grade son is taking French as a foreign language. They don't offer it in the middle school building, so he's bused to the local high school in the morning (with several other middle school students) to attend class at the high school, and then they bring him back to the middle school for the remainder of his classes.

    He recently told me that his teacher his giving him a hard time about the Pledge of Allegiance. The teacher insists that he stand up - and he'd rather not. In part, it has to do with the "under God." In part, I suspect it's because he'd prefer to spend the time playing games on his Chromebook. But the reason is irrelevant. Recently, the teacher said he could remain seated during the pledge IF he brought in a signed permission note from his parents.

    There's no way I would write such a permission note. Not because I object to his actions, but because it's illegal for the teacher to request one. So I cautioned my son that I can address this - but there may be consequences. Pissing off a teacher is not something to do lightly. He asked me to proceed anyway, so I wrote the following e-mail, and sent it to the school principal. I worded it carefully; I'm sure that the principal has to deal with plenty of angry correspondences from irate parents - and I didn't want to add to that pile.

    Based on what I know about the school principal, he's pretty level-headed, and will handle this discreetly.
    Mr. Djinn,

    Wow, 8th grade and he already hates the US and everything it stands for...

    They grow up so fast, wot?....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Djinn,

    Wow, 8th grade and he already hates the US and everything it stands for...

    They grow up so fast, wot?....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Djinn,

    Wow, 8th grade and he already hates the US and everything it stands for...

    They grow up so fast, wot?....
    Nah, he's okay with pledging allegiance to the United States. But he's not inclined to pledge his allegiance to any gods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    Nah, he's okay with pledging allegiance to the United States. But he's not inclined to pledge his allegiance to any gods.
    Mr. Djinn,

    Why does he not believe in liberty and justice for all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Djinn,

    Why does he not believe in liberty and justice for all?
    Nobody really believes that, do they? Shit happens, people are wrongly convicted all the time. I think that's more of an idea than a fact. And it's the government's job to always be sure there's some sort of recourse for those who have been failed by the system.

    But it doesn't always work out that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kallie Knoetze View Post
    Mr. Djinn,

    Why does he not believe in liberty and justice for all?
    You can believe in that without saying it on cue every morning.
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