Is that it just plain sucks. However, you could do worse than to oppose it as a matter of principle, not of values, and perhaps not even of educational malfeasance. It’s making us want to home school, despite our town’s good schools and great teachers, and we haven’t even seen any of the ridiculous, inaccurate authoritarian-worshipping materials yet that have caused such an uproar.
On a side note, I had never heard of Champion v. Ames. Add one to the list of dangerously wrong precedents that have spiraled us to the current environment.
I suppose the Italian embassy is nearby and all, but I just can’t see the Vatican as a hotbed of terrorism. Which is how it sounds, at a glance, even though it’s more likely about facilities issues. I would imagine Chris Stevens wouldn’t mind that level of deprivation, if that’s the deal.
Driver arrested for having a secret compartment in his car. Empty. I can totally see having something like this and it being completely unconnected to drugs or anything else illegal.
Here’s hoping this blows up into a cloud of unconstitutionality in their faces.