Our schools remain incapable of teaching math, or history or proper English but if there is one thing they excel at it’s deciding that some things are beyond the pale. Apparently in Laconia NH this shirt is of them:
That the shirt that the autistic granddaughter of one of the founders of the NH blog Granite Grok was made to cover up at school. Her parents (both vets) were not told and found out when they picked her up.
You would think that this insanity would not hit the “Live Free or Die” state but remember that Massachusetts is just across the border and many who helped turn my state into an unlivable place migrated north but didn’t leave the values that prompted their escape behind
Unfortunately for the people in charge at the Woodland Heights school the Grandfather of this kids is one of the founders of the NH political blog Granite Grok and Skip is not amused:
So I’m confused – what part of this dress code is being violated? I am having difficulty in understanding how “Happy and Free” is a political statement (my best guess as to why Ms. Lindsey Packer (or the Principal, Eric Johnson at (603) 524-8733, x3002) – to me, that’s more of showing gratitude for this country and for all those that sacrificed some or all – including her military veterans parents?
Skip has questioned and interviewed and covered people and issues on the local, state and federal level and knows what questions to ask
“Ensuring success with every student, every day, in every way” – Or ostracizing them – either one. Thanks, third-grade teacher, Ms. Lindsey Packer. Oh, and Superintendent Steve Tucker (603.524.5710, x1001)? You, who just failed upward?
Sidenote: imagine, a Gilford Curriculum Director that failed to establish baseline and milestone metrics in order to be able to evaluate success or failure of new and expensive “packages of learning” for our students and couldn’t even grasp the concept when I raised it during Budget reviews?
Yeah, you. THIS is your school system. You’re in charge – whatchagonna do?
And now he is angry
You know, I just got through writing about politics changing the culture to change the politics. We’ve covered incidents like “can’t wear that shirt” in the past many many times by some educational dufus with a bee up their butt, an ideological nitwit, or just plain stupidity that is trying to read something into something else that doesn’t exist. Now, it has come to MY home and MY family. And I am pissed!
There’s an old saying about not messing with those who buy their ink by the barrel, but perhaps it should be extended to those who not only use pixels by the billions but have the ability to get their message out nationally. That is likely why the school superintendent gave him a ring to assure him that the shirt is fine and she can wear it anytime.
Skip ended the update with the words Ongoing, and will be updated…. Rest assured I’ll be keeping an eye on the story.