POSTED: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 5:39pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 9:18am
The lunacy of political correctness continues.
This from the New York Post:
Greta Hawkins, principal of public school 90 refuses to let her students sing "God Bless the USA" at their graduation has sparked fireworks at a school filled with proud immigrants.
Five classes spent months learning the patriotic song, which skyrocketed in popularity after the 9/11 attacks and the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
It was to be the rousing finale of their musical show at the June 20 commencement. The kids, dressed up for their big day, would wave tiny American flags - which, as the lyrics proclaim, "still stand for freedom."
But Hawkins marched in on a recent rehearsal and ordered a CD playing the anthem to be shut off, staffers said.
She told the teachers to drop the song from the program. "We don't want to offend other cultures," they quoted her as explaining.
The curt edict stunned both staff and parents. The superintendent is standing behind her.
I'd like to stand in front of her and the be the person who fires her.
That's my point of view, what's ours?
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