So, here’s a question to make you think:
Should kids in public schools be allowed to express support for political candidates?
Should they be allowed to wear t-shirts or caps supporting a Presidential candidate?
A school in California barred a 9-year-old child from wearing presidential candidate Donald Trump’s trademark red hat, featuring the words “Make America Great Again.”
The Powers-Ginsburg Elementary School in Fresno sent third grader Logan Autry home Thursday claiming the student’s hat – which he’d worn three days in a row – created a safety concern.
“The vice principal came up to me and told me to take my hat off because it brings negative attention from other students. And I said, ‘No,’ a few times, and then the principal told me again, and I still said, ‘No,’ and refused,” Autry told reporters.
Autry’s guardian, Angela Hoffknecht, told ABC30.com the boy has been closely following the 2016 election and is pretty knowledgeable for a kid.
Suppose the kid was supporting Bernie or Hillary, and he was wearing a “Feel the Bern” t-shirt, or “I’m With Her” cap…
Would the vice principal have done the same thing?
What’s more, isn’t it rare that a third grade student would be knowledgeable and politically active?
Shouldn’t the school use this as a teaching opportunity?
Imagine if schools actually taught civics…
It would “Make America Great Again”, wouldn’t it?