In Alabama, an eighth grade science teacher showed a crude anti-Bush video to his class. The Athens News-Courier reports:
The video clip, which can be viewed at Filmstripinternational.com, shows a slideshow of images accompanied by a song called “A–hole.” The slides show President Bush, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and others in the administration. Words are typed on each image; a photo of Bush in college bears the caption “A ‘bad apple’ in college.” A scene showing Rice said she was shopping for shoes after the “levee broke.” The word a–hole is sung nine times and shown on screen 11 times; the s-word is used once and someone is shown “flipping a bird” once.
The teacher, Steve White, is a Democratic candidate for the House of Representatives.
Christy Jackson, whose son is in the class, complained. The teacher was reprimanded, the principal says.
According to her son and his friends, (Jackson) said, discussion in White’s science class often turns to politics.
“I know of one instance where my son was told he couldn’t leave the room without saying, ‘John Kerry rocks,’” she said. “I think my son is entitled to his opinion, just like (his teacher) is. I don’t think any issue should be forced on my son.”
It might help if the science teacher would stick to teaching science.