Saw this over at the Daily Kos where a reader sent the following email:
A friend with a child in the Richland County, WI high school where George Bush appears today reports the following. Students were told they could not wear any pro-Kerry clothing or buttons or protest in any manner, at the risk of expulsion. After a parent inquired, an alternative activity will be provided, probably a movie being shown in an auditorium. (The school secretary reportedly said that students had the choice of just staying home if they didn’t want to attend the Bush rally, but the principal subsequently offered an alternative.)
Can you believe that? The school is basically telling these kids that if they so much as wear a pro-Kerry button in the presence of the President they’ll be kicked out of school for the rest of the year! Kos posted the following update later:
Rachel Schultz is the superintendent of Richland Center School District in Wisconsin (where students were told not to wear any Kerry regalia during Bush’s visit). Turns out Rachel is married to Dale Schultz, Republican candidate for Congress in the 3rd Congressional District in Wisconsin.
Kos’s readers which quick to dig up contact information for folks who wish to express their outrage over this:
Richland Center High School
23200 Hornet High Rd
Richland Center, WI 53581
Phone: (608) 647-6131
Here’s the principal:
Here’s the local superintendent of schools:
Here’s the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction:
Here’s the state superintendent:
How anyone can think Bush will protect your civil rights when it’s clear he’s violating many of them on a regular basis while conducting his campaign is just beyond me. If Kerry were pulling crap like this the Republicans would have lynched him by now.
Link to Kos’s entry found via Electrolite.