Wednesday, May 24, 2006

No Offense High School

The latest incident in the public school culture wars comes from Liberty High School in Texas.

Liberty is a first-year school and commemorated that event by portraying the first-year brand new Jefferson nickel on the cover of the year book. Of course, that meant removing the phrase In God We Trust from the yearbook's cover image.
Janet Travis, principal of Liberty Elementary School in Colleyville, wanted to avoid offending students of different religions.
The ACLU is delighted, calling the removal appropriate, sensitive, and constitutional, but many parents are less than delighted and some are angry. One parent suggested......
.....that the school could have used a different symbol for liberty, such as the Liberty Bell or the Statue of Liberty, if it was concerned about giving offense.
But Liberty PTA honcho Tom Gardner said...Get This...
those symbols may not be acceptable to everyone, either.
Aside from the tremendous waste of time and effort that could have been spent on productive pursuits, they could have avoided all of this by naming the school something like No Offense High School and skipped the concept of Liberty altogether.

Public schools already do that on a daily basis anyway.

Whole thing here.

Hat Tip to Jeff Taylor at Reason Express

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