School Substitute Teacher Asked Not To Return After Thanking Kids For Reciting Pledge Of Allegiance

When I was in school, it was mandatory to stand and recite the Pledge of Allegiance, and nobody had any complaints.

A Parkway District Superintendent, Keith Marty, reported that a substitute teacher who claimed he was fired over an incident involving the Pledge of Allegiance had “a pattern of inappropriate conduct,” which sounds like covering their decision before it grows into something on a national scale.

When people try to tell you that schools/universities aren’t left-leaning, or if that is something you believe, this story tells otherwise.

It seems the real reason he got fired was that two kids who sat through the pledge of allegiance told their parents who then complained. I blame the parents for not counseling their kids and explaining why the other kids made fun of them if that is what really happened.

The two kids probably have no idea what it meant to protest or the reasons behind why Kaepernick and others take a knee. The kids probably see all the liberal media who side with the protesters and are just doing it because they probably think it is fun or cool to do it.

Source: Law And Crime

He said that when the school PA announcer said it was time for the pledge, he said the following: “I say ‘let’s go’. The kids get up, 24 kids in class and 22 got up. I say, ‘thank you very much, all of you that participated. I appreciate that. I’m sure all of those families that lost loved ones so we could have the freedoms we have today would appreciate that, too.’ That’s what I said.”

“I just think that I would try to convey something like that to the kids who just take everything for granted. That flag is not to be taken for granted, in my opinion. It is our symbol of freedom,” he added.

One of the two students who didn’t participate reportedly felt that they were “singled out and bullied,” and “hurt” by his comments. Furkin said that wasn’t his intent. The incident happened last month.

Furkin maintains that he did nothing wrong, but Parkway Superintendent Keith Marty said Furkin had a “pattern of inappropriate conduct,” and was therefore told not to return to this school. Of the Pledge incident itself, Marty said it was “worth noting” Furkin’s comments “caused disruption during class.”

Unacceptable from the school. Did this man force his students to stand? NO. He thanked them for doing the right thing. Let us all hope for the sake of these kids that they will always remember the good things this teacher taught them.

I want to personally thank this teacher and his students along with all TRUE patriots that stand for our national anthem and the pledge of allegiance.

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