No special interest group should have the ability to seize, jeopardize and compromise educational time to the tune of even 1 cent of taxpayer money.
While students have every right to express themselves, this is not an appropriate way to do so. (Whatever happened to t-shirts?) School administration needs to get a grip on any special interest groups that intend to rob kids of education and taxpayers of their money.
The CODE OF CONDUCT for the West Bend School District states that children must be removed from the classroom if they exhibit:
(d) Behavior which interferes with the ability of the teacher to teach effectively.
(e) Behavior which is inconsistent with effective teaching and learning in the classroom
Why has our school district allowed this group to sabotage our tax dollars, which are already under scrutiny? Our school board tells us we are short of money. We are taxed to the max and hear cries for more. Yet we allow special interest groups to enter the classroom where students are held captive and undermine teacher authority. Very disturbing.
Great article from FOXNews.com:
Gay Day of Silence a Waste of Tax Dollars, Critics Say
Thousands of public schools are planning to allow students affiliated with a gay and lesbian advocacy group to sponsor an anti-bullying "Day of Silence" on Friday, but family organizations say the demonstration is a disruptive waste of taxpayer dollars and are calling for families to pull their kids out of school.
School administrators err when they allow the classroom to be disrupted and politicized by granting students permission to remain silent throughout an entire day.