A substitute teacher at a Littleton public school in Littleton, MA knelt during the Pledge of Allegiance on Thursday in front of her students and spoke about her political views.
Russell Street School Principal Scott Bazydlo said in a letter to parents that the unidentified substitute teacher took a knee and spoke to students about her political views.
The principal of a Littleton school said a substitute teacher had good intentions, but should not have taken a knee while her class recited the Pledge of Allegiance on Thursday.
The principal actually stood up for the teacher and said it is “imperative” to provide students with all sides of an issue to allow them to “form opinions with guidance from parents.”
In a letter to parents, Bazydlo said, “While this topic is timely and does have educational merit, it should be addressed sensitively and age-appropriately by permanent faculty and inclusive of the beliefs of all children and families. While well-intended, this conversation was not part of the classroom teacher’s plans and should not have taken place in the fashion it did,” CBS Boston reported.
The teacher had good intentions? Since when is disrespecting the American flag considered a good thing? This substitute teacher should be immediately removed. She should be teaching reading, writing and arithmetic, not giving her garbage anti-American political opinions to children.