WATCH: 11-Year-Old Told She Couldn't Use Trump for 'Hero' Project By Teacher
Back in the day, kids did projects on the President of the United States all the time. I did one on Ronald Reagan. Borrowed the school podium, handed out jelly beans. Got an A! But that was then. Now, an 11-year-old is told she can't do a project on her "hero," President Trump.
"My daughter's hero is the president of our country. I can't believe anybody at the school would tell my daughter that that guy can't be her hero. I'm incensed by this."
However, the teacher said she could pick Obama as her hero. At least allegedly. But the school district's response didn't quite deny it. And they're still working on a cure for Trump Derangement Syndrome (see Paul Krugman Claims Donald Trump is Trying to Kill Everyone and Chelsea Handler Claims Trump Presidency Caused Mental Breakdown).
Let's be slightly charitable. Had this been a 17-year-old dudebro contrarian who liked to disrupt the class by shining the light on his antics (we all know the type), I could see the teacher thinking the student was choosing Trump just to troll. Since the dudebro's entire MO during high school is to troll. It wouldn't excuse telling said dudebro he couldn't do a report on the current President of the United States. I'm just saying, I can see the teacher pulling them aside and insisting he cover a more boring president, like William Henry Harrison.
But an 11-year-old? In middle school? In front of the class? This is when we're supposed to avoid injecting politics into every aspect of their lives. If schools still taught civics, students should be learning civics before having their teacher's political opinion forced down their gullets.