A teacher at Wall High School who oversaw the yearbook club has been temporarily suspended due to the intentional censorship of pro-Trump images and slogans.
Perhaps she was giving a vital devil’s advocate lesson on the First Amendment.
One student, sporting a ‘Make America Great Again’ shirt for his photo, had the logo, which took up most of the front of his shirt, completely removed after the yearbook was published.
Yea, because nobody was going to notice that ‘minor’ change.
Via Fox News Insider:
A New Jersey high school is under fire after President Donald Trump’s name was digitally removed from two students’ yearbook photos, and another student’s quote from the president was also excluded.
Wall Township High School says it has no policy preventing students from expressing their political views, so this apparent censorship has students and parents looking for answers.
Wyatt Dobrovich-Fago, whose “TRUMP: Make America Great Again” vest was altered for the yearbook, believes there was a deliberate attempt to silence his freedom of speech.
“I guess someone just didn’t like our president and wanted to not have him in the yearbook,” Dobrovich-Fago said on “Fox & Friends” this morning.
It wasn’t just photoshopped images that were the problem.
Another student chose her yearbook quote to read – “I like thinking big. If you are going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.”
“I like thinking big. To me it’s very simple: if you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.” – The Art of The Deal
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 6, 2012
That quote was the only one removed on final print.
Can you imagine the outrage had this been done to someone showing their support for Barack Obama, or a student wearing an ‘I’m With Her’ t-shirt?
The teacher, though not named, has been suspended.
— Kevin Corke (@kevincorke) June 12, 2017
The school has no policy which dictates the students are not allowed to wear political attire.
“The high school administration was not aware of and does not condone any censorship of political views on the part of our students,” a letter to parents from the superintendent reads. “This includes statements that they might make or clothing with references to candidates for public office that they might wear.”
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