In American classrooms: 9/11? What’s that?

FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, fourth grade students from Baldwin-Whitehall school district near Pittsburgh, touch the "wall of names" at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa.,during their classroom experience.  (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP, File)
In this May 24, 2016 file photo, fourth grade students from Baldwin-Whitehall school district near Pittsburgh, touch the “wall of names” at the Flight 93 Memorial in Shanksville, Pa.,during their classroom experience. Photo: Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP

Eastlake High School is a four-year public high school in Sammamish, Washington, a suburb east of Seattle.

Last Week students there planned to wear red, white, and blue to honor the lives lost on Sept. 11. It was all part of a Patriot’s Day theme at a football game that had been previously canceled, then rescheduled to the day before the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Students wanted to do something to remember the tragedy of 9/11.

But according to an email obtained by the Jason Rantz Show on KTTH, the principal said wearing those colors could “unintentionally cause offense to some who see it differently.”

One mother emailed Principal Chris Bede to ask what happened. She was shocked by the response.

“Our leadership teachers made this decision and explained it to students,” Bede wrote. “I know tomorrow is 9/11 and understand the sacrifice and values our flag represents, but I think they just did not want to unintentionally cause offense to some who see it differently.”

The mother shared an e-mail with the radio talk show host. “There is always the potential that someone may be offended by something but this decision baffles me,” she wrote. “I would argue that many more people are offended by the decision to ban the theme of wearing red, white and blue. If there is one thing that has the potential to unite us all, it’s that we are Americans.”

Neither Principal Bede nor district communications director Shannon Parthemer explained who would take offense or why the American flag colors are offensive.

In schools across America remembering or discussing 9/11 is verboten. Erasing or canceling real history has become a terribly disturbing trend with school administrative intelligentsia a major piece of the problem.

Andrea Peyser writes in the NY Post that “Only 14 states — 14! — have mandated classroom instruction about the terror attacks of 9/11.On the honor roll is a jumble of places, only some scorched by terror: Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Illinois, Indiana, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, and New York.”

Note that Wisconsin is not among them. An argument can surely be made WI needs to be.

Peyser also writes, “Pretty soon, we’ll be lucky if there’s anyone left to remember the day Islamic butchers crashed four planes into the heart of our country, leaving a trail of chaos, murder and so many tears. And it frightens me.”

Read her entire column here.

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