An Atlanta 7th-grader was forced by his teacher to change his t-shirt that read, “FNN – Fake News Network.”
“The teacher involved said that she told Jax to change his shirt because she thought his shirt said ‘F-CNN.”
Bullshit! If you believe that, then please consider buying a first-rate unicorn ranch I have for sale on Mars.
This teacher must think that the boy’s parents are stupid to fall for that excuse. I doubt it carries water in a courtroom, either, which is where this case may be heading.
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The shirt looks nothing like “F CNN.” Let’s face it, the teacher is a liberal weenie academic control freak who didn’t want to appear to be condoning conservative thought. So, she squelched it, the First Amendment be damned!
From The Washington Times
A Georgia county commissioner and her school board member husband are crying foul after their seventh-grade son was ordered to change out of his “FNN – Fake News Network” T-shirt before going on a school field trip to CNN’s Atlanta headquarters.
Jaxon Jester, a student at Peachtree Charter Middle School who is the son of DeKalb County Commissioner Nancy Jester and DeKalb County Schools board member Stan Jester, reportedly complied with his teacher’s request to change out of the shirt before touring the CNN studios, but his parents say his First Amendment rights were violated.
“This year when the CNN tour was announced, my 7th grade son Jaxon asked me if he could purchase an FNN-Fake News Network shirt to wear for his field trip,” the boy’s father wrote in a blog post. “As an advocate for the First Amendment, I agreed to his request. He picked out the shirt he wanted and and ordered it from Amazon. His mother cautioned him that he might cause a controversy and needed to be prepared for that. He was fully aware of the implications of his decision and made the affirmative choice to wear his shirt.
“We received a phone call from the principal at the middle school this morning informing us that he was forced to change his shirt,” he wrote. “I’m disappointed by the hypocrisy of this decision.”
Mr. Jester called the school’s decision hypocritical because DeKalb Schools officials had just reaffirmed their commitment to free speech after a local high school softball team took a knee during the national anthem.
Mrs. Jester wrote in the comments section that the principal and the teacher involved later apologized.
“The teacher involved said that she told Jax to change his shirt because she thought his shirt said ‘F-CNN,’” she wrote. “I told her that it absolutely did NOT say that. She apologized and said that she now realizes that the shirt has no profanity or suggestion of profanity on it. The principal stated that he should have been made aware of the situation before Jax was made to change his shirt. He apologized for the incident. We discussed how the shirt could have provided valuable learning opportunities if Jax and his fellow students could have explored how we get news and how we process it. The teacher agreed.” Read more….