Schools here are political?

Please do not send my son home with bumper stickers supporting certain candidates in the upcoming elections. He is 8, he knows nothing of politics. Do not foist your nepotistic political views on him – he couldn’t care less that your nephew / aunt / cousin / dog is running for congress, or on which platform, for whatever party… He’s just excited he got a free bumper sticker.

Keep your politics to yourself and let my son learn what he is supposed to. How about sending home a bumper sticker that says – “Vote for Ima – she needs a vacation??”

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  1. lady lock and load says:

    You have my vote Hadassah!

  2. lady lock and load says:

    Soon your son will bring home a flier with who you should vote for…I’m not kidding!

  3. lady lock and load says:

    Lord lock and load is complaining that you left out CAT! :)

  4. That’s the one good thing about working in a public school…we are not allowed to talk about our own political views or distribute political materials (that doesn’t always stop some people, but we can get in trouble for it), particularly when schools are often used as polling places. Actually, those days kids usually have off and demonstrators or people with signs supporting particular candidates have a mandated distance they must be from the entrance. Unfortunately, because private schools are private organizations, they can do things like that, although it’s pretty far over the ethical line as far as I’m concerned.

  5. When I taught for a bit in a day school, I was shocked/amazed at the political “opinions” that the students expressed at times. It made me decide to avoid discussing politics in front of my children as much as possible. They are children. Children! I was so sad to hear them saying things which I can only assume that they heard from somewhere (I try not to assume it’s their parents, but it had to come from somewhere).

  6. Mark says:

    Interestingly enough, many Orthodox Jewish schools organize themselves at “Houses of Worship” to avoid filing certain annual Federal tax forms. I think (though I am not sure) that if they campaign or support a particular politician, they could be in danger of losing their tax exemption under the law. Any tax lawyer want to comment further?

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