Wednesday, November 24, 2004

I love stories like this X

How delicious this story is, and just before Thanksgiving, too! On the insistence of the principal of Stevens Creek School in Cupertino, CA, 5th grade teacher, Steven Williams, has been required to submit all of his lesson plans and handouts to be censored.
Among the materials [the principal] has rejected, according to Williams, are excerpts from the Declaration of Independence, George Washington's journal, John Adams' diary, Samuel Adams' "The Rights of the Colonists" and William Penn's "The Frame of Government of Pennsylvania."
Williams has filed a discrimination suit in U.S. District court in San Jose.

The Declaration of Independence, my friends, has been declared unfit to be taught to 5th graders because it contains references to God. I wonder what would happen if teachers taught that the Pilgrims said prayers of Thanksgiving to God on the first Thanksgiving? Does the principal, perhaps, think that the Pilgrims were praying to the Indians? Incredible.

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