There is a school district in Florida that has no apparent connection to the past century or common decency.
It’s like finding one of those Japanese soldiers who never got the memo World War II is over, but instead of of living in the jungle he’s buying 30 pounds of Twizzlers at Wal-Mart.
I don’t think we are that different from a lot of districts, at least in the Panhandle, that have beliefs that maybe are different from societal changes,” the schools superintendent said.
“I guess I didn’t realize we were this bad,” Scott (school board member) said after the district lost in court.
Others flatly hail Davis (the bigoted principal) as a hero.
At least you can count on an 11th grader to do the right thing when the educators around her have lost their minds.
AP Story (Girl blamed for hurting her town)
Confederate flag? Oui! Rainbow? No! (too suggestive)
Here is a blog with info about the case.
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.