Teacher removed from classroom after scolding students for not standing during Pledge of Allegiance

  
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Teacher removed from classroom after scolding students for not standing during Pledge of Allegiance

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Teacher removed from classroom after scolding students for not standing during Pledge of Allegiance



d2fd79b0-4be2-11e9-be67-1e8eee87af05   Mahira Dayal, Yahoo Lifestyle   1 hour 20 minutes ago  







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People clap back against a teacher who admonished students for not standing during pledge of allegiance (Credit: Facebook)

People are speaking out after a high school teacher berated students who did not stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance and national anthem.


Daniel Adam Goodman, a teacher at First Coast High School in Duval County, Fla. penned an “inappropriate” message on his class whiteboard Wednesday morning.


His full message reads: “THINK: We had about a half million Americans die in our Civil War, which was largely to get rid of slavery. There are no longer separate water fountains and bathrooms in Jacksonville for “white” and “colored,” as Mr. Goodman remembers from the 1960′s. We had an amendment to the U.S. Constitution allowing women the right to vote. We have had a Black president. The superintendent of Duval Schools is a Black woman. Mr. Fluent, our principal, replaced a Black man, Mr. Simmons, who now is a D.C.P.S. administrator. MY POINT? You are all extremely lucky to be living in the U.S.A. If you refuse to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance or our National Anthem (AS SOME PAMPERED ARROGANT CELEBRITIES AND ATHLETES TEND TO DO), are you revealing maturity and wisdom? Actually, you are displaying the opposite. -Mr. G.”


Many people were unhappy with his note. One woman, Kandice Clark,  shared a photo   of the whiteboard on Facebook yesterday, questioning why Goodman thought it was appropriate.


“We are LUCKY to have basic rights and to be treated humane? Why should our kids be met with this type of attitude at school? I can't wait until the teacher is held responsible for their reckless banter cause it's coming!” Clark wrote. “I hope none of the students stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance in protest of the teacher.”




People spoke out in the comments section on the Facebook post, some sharing that the teacher’s message feels targeted against female and black students.


“I stand for the flag out of respect for those who have sacrificed their lives and still are. However you won't MAKE me or my children do anything we don't feel comfortable doing,” one parent wrote, “This message is clearly a message for black students for the most part and then he took a little jab at females. We are lucky? No you're lucky that they removed you from the classroom before you had the right one sir. Goodbye!”


Another affirmed this opinion and wrote: “It's inappropriate. He directed this toward a certain group of people and it's obvious. He might as well have written dear black people and females. As a teacher you don't make the learning environment uncomfortable like this and you don't go on a power trip telling people what they ought to do when they have a legal right not to do it.”


According to the school district, the teacher’s statement may be in violation of both state law and school board policy.


“The message included historical references including slavery, the right for women to vote and the election of a black president. It also referenced the fact that the superintendent of the school district is black,” a spokesperson for the district tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “It was implied in the statement that students who fail to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance lack maturity.”


The spokesperson clarified that students in Florida can choose whether or not to participate in the pledge, which is indicated in their code of student conduct, Florida Statute 1003 and board policy.


“Students have the right not to participate in reciting the pledge. Upon written request by his or her parent, a student must be excused from reciting the pledge, including standing and placing the right hand over his or her heart,” the district confirms.


Goodman has been removed from his classroom pending a review of the incident by the district’s Office of Professional Standards.


Kandice Clark did not immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment.










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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    one week ago

“We are LUCKY to have basic rights and to be treated humane? Why should our kids be met with this type of attitude at school? I can't wait until the teacher is held responsible for their reckless banter cause it's coming!” Clark wrote. “I hope none of the students stand up for the Pledge of Allegiance in protest of the teacher.”

 
 
 
Tessylo
2  seeder  Tessylo    one week ago

People spoke out in the comments section on the Facebook post, some sharing that the teacher’s message feels targeted against female and black students.

“I stand for the flag out of respect for those who have sacrificed their lives and still are. However you won't MAKE me or my children do anything we don't feel comfortable doing,” one parent wrote, “This message is clearly a message for black students for the most part and then he took a little jab at females. We are lucky? No you're lucky that they removed you from the classroom before you had the right one sir. Goodbye!”

Another affirmed this opinion and wrote: “It's inappropriate. He directed this toward a certain group of people and it's obvious. He might as well have written dear black people and females. As a teacher you don't make the learning environment uncomfortable like this and you don't go on a power trip telling people what they ought to do when they have a legal right not to do it.”

According to the school district, the teacher’s statement may be in violation of both state law and school board policy.

“The message included historical references including slavery, the right for women to vote and the election of a black president. It also referenced the fact that the superintendent of the school district is black,” a spokesperson for the district tells Yahoo Lifestyle. “It was implied in the statement that students who fail to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance lack maturity.”

The spokesperson clarified that students in Florida can choose whether or not to participate in the pledge, which is indicated in their code of student conduct, Florida Statute 1003 and board policy.

“Students have the right not to participate in reciting the pledge. Upon written request by his or her parent, a student must be excused from reciting the pledge, including standing and placing the right hand over his or her heart,” the district confirms.

Goodman has been removed from his classroom pending a review of the incident by the district’s Office of Professional Standards.

 
 
 
Tacos!
3  Tacos!    one week ago
We are LUCKY to have basic rights and to be treated humane?

Yes. There are so many other times and places you could have been born where people don't (or didn't) enjoy basic rights and aren't (or weren't) treated humanely.

Ask any immigrant if they would prefer to go back to their own country. Ask any illegal alien if they would rather go back home. Ask any minority if they would rather have been born into a different country or even this one but in a different century. In comparison to all other possibilities, why wouldn't you be grateful to live in America and at this time?

I would never say you should be forced or shamed into saying a pledge you don't want to say, but I don't understand how anyone can be offended at the idea that those living in America in the 21st century should be grateful they don't live somewhere else or in another time.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
3.1  Trout Giggles  replied to  Tacos! @3    one week ago

I am grateful that I was born in this country. I don't know if you can call that lucky. Is an accident of birth based on luck?

I would think most immigrants who come to this country are grateful they are here. Why would they come here otherwise?

But our country does have a long history of sexism and racism. Women and minorities had to fight for their rights. I don't call that luck

 
 
 
Tacos!
3.1.1  Tacos!  replied to  Trout Giggles @3.1    one week ago
Is an accident of birth based on luck?

That would seem to be the very definition of luck.

But our country does have a long history of sexism and racism.

The world has a long history of sexism and racism. The United States has been the leading force in the world for eliminating those things.

Women and minorities had to fight for their rights.

Yes, and they could have done so in no better place than the United States. That's why they succeeded and continue to make strides.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Tacos! @3    one week ago

Many Legal and Illegals come here, work their asses off, then go back to their country of origin, very wealthy individuals.

So i disagree with that part of your comment, but can agree with some of your other points

 
 
 
Tacos!
3.2.1  Tacos!  replied to  igknorantzrulz @3.2    one week ago

But they don't want to stay to work in their own country. Many people maintain ties to home because well . . . it's home. Also, they have family there who can't leave. But if you offered them citizenship and a home for their family in the US, I don't think they would turn it down.

 
 
 
igknorantzrulz
3.2.2  igknorantzrulz  replied to  Tacos! @3.2.1    one week ago

Their monies earned here, enable them to live well off in their countries of origin.

 
 
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