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School Confiscates Cupcakes Decorated with Toy Soldiers

vietnamvet Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 12:49 PM
The education system - by and large - is primarily working to create obedient little robots which will obey instruction from authority without questioning the logic, or morality, of that instruction. Any parents who have children strong enough to take the strain should be CAUSING these incidents to occur. SEND kids to school with 'guns' in the form of pictures, mimicry, and conversations. MAKE teachers take action to remove the offending element. OVERLOAD the community with news of intolerance in the local schools. ENCOURAGE teachers to become embarrassments in their districts. If parents will outfit their kids with T-shirts, backpacks, and lunchboxes sporting that picture of Obama shooting skeet ... educators will short circuit.
ClassicalTeacher Wrote: Mar 10, 2013 6:31 PM
Well, I agree wholeheartedly. However, public school teachers don't need encouragement to becoming embarassments in their districts--they do that quite well without it.

A Michigan elementary school is defending its decision to confiscate a third-graders batch of homemade cupcakes because the birthday treats were decorated with plastic green Army soldiers.

Casey Fountain tells me that the principal of his son's elementary school called the cupcakes "insensitive" -- in light of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

"It disgusted me," he said. "It's vile they lump true American heroes with psychopathic killers."

Fountain's wife made a batch of 30 chocolate cupcakes for their son Hunter's classmates at Schall Elementary School in the town of Caro. The 9-year-old helped decorate the treats with...