Boy Given Zero on Assignment

Discussion in 'Law and Justice System' started by BrianH, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. BrianH
    Offline

    BrianH Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Messages:
    3,520
    Thanks Received:
    238
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +238
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,344350,00.html

    I'm not sure if this thread should be on the the Law and Justice System category, or will end up in the Religion category, but here goes.

    What I don't understand, is how his own drawing is affecting other students and taking away their rights....?
     
  2. Toro
    Offline

    Toro Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Messages:
    50,695
    Thanks Received:
    11,042
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Location:
    The Big Bend via Riderville
    Ratings:
    +25,012
    I like the picture.

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Ravi
    Offline

    Ravi Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    81,318
    Thanks Received:
    12,691
    Trophy Points:
    2,205
    Location:
    Hating Hatters
    Ratings:
    +29,752
    My son got threatened with suspension for drawing a pentagram on his notebook. I told him that it was his choice to attend public school, deal.
     
  4. BrianH
    Offline

    BrianH Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Messages:
    3,520
    Thanks Received:
    238
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +238
    Well, the majority of kids that attend public school don't have a choice. They're parents can't afford to send them to private school. And where I live, there are no private schools. (in the area). The fact is, this boys drawing did not negatively affect anyone. It was not a political or religious campaign to convert people to Christianity. This boy was purely expressing himself through his art-work, nothing more.
     
  5. manifold
    Offline

    manifold Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    48,682
    Thanks Received:
    7,223
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Location:
    your dreams
    Ratings:
    +20,707
    I'm inclined to agree with you on this one. If the information in the article is accurate, then it seems that enforcement of the alleged no-religion policy is sporadic at best and that this kid was singled out specifically for his expressions of Christianity.
     
  6. jillian
    Offline

    jillian Princess Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    69,551
    Thanks Received:
    13,012
    Trophy Points:
    2,220
    Location:
    The Other Side of Paradise
    Ratings:
    +22,427
    My first instinct was that the teacher was OTT. But, the question is, did he fulfill the assignment or did he do what HE wanted to do? I don't think that's particularly clear.
     
  7. manifold
    Offline

    manifold Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Messages:
    48,682
    Thanks Received:
    7,223
    Trophy Points:
    1,830
    Location:
    your dreams
    Ratings:
    +20,707
    I think it's pretty clear that he did both.
     
  8. Ravi
    Offline

    Ravi Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2008
    Messages:
    81,318
    Thanks Received:
    12,691
    Trophy Points:
    2,205
    Location:
    Hating Hatters
    Ratings:
    +29,752
    Regardless, the kid apparently signed a paper stating he wouldn't do this...it's not clear why there are other religious icons in the school though.
     
  9. BrianH
    Offline

    BrianH Senior Member

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2008
    Messages:
    3,520
    Thanks Received:
    238
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    Texas
    Ratings:
    +238
    Yeah I agree that he should not have signed the paper if he intended on creating art displaying his faith (though I wonder if he'd been allowed to even participate if he hadn't signed the paper). And the other thing that you mentioned was the other religious icons. It seems theirs a double-standard going on at that school.
     
  10. Shogun
    Offline

    Shogun Free: Mudholes Stomped

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    30,495
    Thanks Received:
    2,224
    Trophy Points:
    1,043
    Ratings:
    +2,260
    I used to draw demonic images all the time. Then again, this was smack dab in the middle of when metal ruled the world...

    anyway, if the situation happened like was described in the article not only would the torn up policy be total bullshit but I give the kid kudos for sticking up for his rights... especially in an art class. His drawing would not restrict any other student at all and only hands ammo to people who are otherwise looking for any excuse to, uh, demonize public education. I'm certainly not ready to confuse ID with science but if a student wants to draw a cross in art class then so be it. If a group of christians want to pray around the flagpole then go for it. If you want to pray over lunch and read the bible in study hall then more power to ya.



    For you thumpers that enjoy reading about antagonist educators fucking with christians I highly recommend Frank Peretti's "This Present Darkness" and "Piercing the Darkness" books. Easily the christian Stephen King and worth checking out.
     

Share This Page