CA Art Teacher Deems Drawing Of American Flag, “Offensive” – Praises Drawing Of Barack Obama

I know, I know…Obama won, we lost, get used to it – Welcome to Obama’s America.

Offensive and unacceptable

Todd Starnes from Fox News Radio reports:

Tracy Hathaway, of Salinas, CA, told FOX News Radio her 13-year-old daughter was ordered to stop drawing the American flag and start another project at Gavilan View Middle School.

“She had drawn the flag and was sketching the letters, ‘God bless America,’ when the teacher confronted her,” Hathaway told FOX. “She said, ‘You can’t draw that – that’s offensive.’”

Even more striking, another student in the same art class drew a picture of President Obama and was praised by the teacher.

“The picture of Barack Obama was in red, white and blue hues,” Hathaway said. “ The teacher said it was great. But when it comes to the flag – all of a sudden it was offensive?”

Hathaway said she took her concerns to the principal – and he was “floored” and apologized for what happened. He arranged a meeting with the Hathaways and the teacher.

“My husband point-blank asked her what she found offensive about the picture – the American flag or the words, ‘God Bless America,’” she said. “The teacher didn’t say a word.”

The superintendent  told FOX  that he had contacted the principal and that the issue “was taken care of to their (the parent’s) satisfaction.”

“The school administration and the parents did not view this as significant enough to bring it to the superintendent’s office,” he wrote.

You can read his entire written statement at the link.

It seems the parents found the issue significant enough to bring it to the attention of Fox News. Moreover,  Hathaway says her daughter has not yet received an apology, and in fact, the art teacher told her that she shouldn’t have gotten her parents involved in the matter.

Why does this teacher still have a job?


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Cross-posted at Nice Deb