Sunday, September 14, 2014

Bring an Apple to the Teacher Leave Your Free Speech at Home Even on 911 at Orangevale School

We know that free speech or expression for students is often left at the school house door
But in reading the news today what is left in the field of reason is a whole lot more
A sixth grader who goes to Orangevale School on 911 has a special T-shirt to wear
Names of the victims in the form of Twin Towers, a memorial to what happened there
A gentle reminder to honor the dead and a resolve that it must never happen again
A tasteful message the kind that we Americans to the world would like to send
But not at Orangevale School it would violate a dress code sacred to an administrator’s heart
Except for free days the code allows T-shirts only the school’s logo and name
The puppet spokesman intoned 911 was not a free day making an exception would the dress code defame
The number of free days was not mentioned but if reason has a chance flourish in this school
A slight suggestion that would lessen the rightful ridicule
Why not add 911 to the list of these sacred days that allow diversity of expression
As opposed to using this sacred code as a means of speech repression?
If not the logo of this school should be changed to a horse’s ass
Symbolic of a idiotic attempt to tasteful expression harass
© September 14, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet
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