If you are not one of the politically correct individuals who dance to the beat of the government’s drum; you are an outcast in many aspects.
In a middle school located in Beaverton, Oregon, a 13 year old youngster was arrested and suspended from school because he was “doodling.”
Perhaps some readers are not advanced in age enough to remember the game known as Hangman. Hangman began in 1894 and has been played by children through the ages.
The jest of the game is to spell words that are solely represented by dashes. As a child our teachers played the game with students to enhance their spelling abilities. For every letter missed a line is drawn representing a hanging noose. You don’t ever want to miss enough words and lose the game by ending up in the noose. The games can be found on computer sites and Amazon offers it on the Kindle…so what’s the big deal here?
School officials called the police and suspended the 13 year old from school because he drew the hangman game. School officials at Raleigh Hills claimed the “doodle” was an alleged threat of harm and insinuated it was racist describing a “lynching.”
Robert Bernard Keller was extremely upset when he got the news from his son. He immediately filed charges against the Beaverton Middle School and the police department. He filed charges against those named on behalf of his son and the case is now in Federal Court.
Don’t teach your child the Hangman game as it may incite racism. If a child, bored in class cannot doodle, what is the next step? Common Core lessons are one example of an educational system gone askew.