A Wisconsin public school student is suing the the Tomah, Wisconsin school district because those wonderful, “tolerant” liberals are at their intolerant best:
You really need to read the whole article, but here’s an excerpt at the heart of this nonsense:
According to the lawsuit, the student’s art teacher asked his class in February to draw landscapes. The student, a senior identified in the lawsuit by the initials A.P., added a cross and the words “John 3:16 A sign of love” in his drawing.
His teacher, Julie Millin, asked him to remove the reference to the Bible, saying students were making remarks about it. He refused, and she gave him a zero on the project.
Millin showed the student a policy for the class that prohibited any violence, blood, sexual connotations or religious beliefs in artwork. The lawsuit claims Millin told the boy he had signed away his constitutional rights when he signed the policy at the beginning of the semester.
The boy tore the policy up in front of Millin, who kicked him out of class. Later that day, assistant principal Cale Jackson told the boy his religious expression infringed on other students’ rights.
Jackson told the boy, his stepfather and his pastor at a meeting a week later that religious expression could be legally censored in class assignments. Millin stated at the meeting the cross in the drawing also infringed on other students’ rights.
1. Students categorically do not sign away their constitutional rights as a result of taking a course in a public school. The idea is ludicrous on its face.
2. Both know-nothings, Cale Jackson and teacher Millin, suggest that this drawing “infringed on other students’ rights. Pray tell, how? What “right”? The right not to have to disagree with a message?
3. Assistant principal Jackson is clueless, just clueless, about the First Amendment “free exercise” clause. How does a man get into this position and be so without a shred of a clue? Or does this illustrate again some of the reason behind the abject failure of most public schools (again, again, again, I say “thank the Lord for the great Christians who go into the public school and make a difference!”) to provide a decent education.