Down in Coral Springs, Florida at the Park Springs Elementary School it looks like McCarthyism is back with a vengeance and this time the students are being taught in real life what being “blacklisted” means. This time the person blacklisted is a ten year old child. Principal Camille Pontillo wins our Joe McCarthy impersonator award for bringing McCarthyism back into our schools with a vengeance:
The principal at a Coral Springs Elementary school has banned a 10 year old student from performing an anti-war song critical of President Bush as part of her school talent show. Park Springs Elementary principal Camille Pontillo says the song is inappropriate and too political, and a district spokesperson says it’s her call.
Thanks to mousemusings for the hat tip. In case you want to hear the song performed by an adult, here’s a link to a live video of the performance. I’d say it’s entirely appropriate for the younger members of society.