Teacher Is Removed From Class After He Attacks Students Who Do Not Stand For Pledge
Daniel Goodman was removed from his classroom after writing a long message on the board attacking students who refuse to stand for the pledge at First Coast High School in Jacksonville, Florida.
The Supreme Court ruled decades ago that students cannot be compelled to stand for the pledge or swear allegiance to any flags.
In his rant, Goodman attacked athletes and celebrities who kneel during the National Anthem to protest police brutality against minorities), notes the Friendly Atheist:
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 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 DCPS 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, are you revealing maturity and wisdom? Actually, you are displaying the opposite (as some pampered arrogant celebrities and athletes tend to do) — Mr. G.
A photo of Goodman’s message was posted on Facebook by Kandice Knecole Clark. After it went viral, Goodman was removed from class by the Duval County Public Schools, which released a statement, notes the Florida Times Union:
The statements made by the educator are not consistent with state statute or school board policy.