May 17, 2010

From the Portland Press Herald:

Late Friday afternoon, as Maine’s Republican State Convention fanned out from the Portland Expo to county caucuses at nearby King Middle School, GOP loyalists from Knox County found themselves directed to Classroom 110 — the domain of eighth-grade social studies teacher Paul Clifford…

When he went home for the weekend on Friday, one of Clifford’s most prized teaching tools — a collage-type poster depicting the history of the U.S. labor movement — was affixed to his classroom door. Clifford uses it each year to teach his students how to incorporate collages into their annual project on Norman Rockwell’s historic “Four Freedoms” illustrations…

Details are sketchy — as they often can be when political passion gives way to apparent criminal activity. But this much we know: When Clifford returned to school Monday morning, his cherished labor poster was gone.

In its place, taped to the same door, was a red-white-and-blue bumper sticker that read, “Working People Vote Republican…”

[Republican callers] also objected to the contents of a closed cardboard box they found near Clifford’s desk. Upon opening it for a look-see, they found copies of the U.S. Constitution printed and donated to the school by (gasp) the American Civil Liberties Union.



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at May 17, 2010 09:37 AM
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That's why these people all over the country are so scary Jerome - if they don't like what they see they change it to suit what their world should be. They will and do not care who gets hurt along the way.

Posted by: One Fly on May 17, 2010 10:54 AM

I'd recommend a universal dose of Howard Zinn's People's History. For those willing to read. The rest are the problem.

Posted by: Chuck Dupree on May 18, 2010 5:33 AM
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