New brunswick School Ordered To Reinstate The National Anthem

SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION REVERSES PRINCIPALS’ DECISION TO CUT NATIONAL ANTHEM

 The Superintendent of Education for Belleisle Elementary School in New Brunswick has ordered the principal of that school to reinstate the National Anthem after he cut it from the program in late 2007 after complaints from some parents that “CANADAS NATIONAL ANTHEM bugged them.(Where do these folks come from anyways?)
 Personally I feel that the National Anthem should be played in all elementary schools as well as  in high schools  so I am glad to see the superintendent act in a positve way compared to the actions of the principal who cut the anthem in the first place. So, what kind of people would be against Canadas’ national Anthem?
 
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6 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    “So, what kind of people would be against Canada’s national Anthem?”

    How about leftie, activist school principals? This principal was asked who complained and he couldn’t come up with any names. No parents have come forward to confirm his claim. Nobody complained. He acted alone. He should be fired.

    Here’s some background on the guy that’s in charge of educating the kids at Belleisle…

    http://ezralevant.com/2009/01/anthembanning-principal-a-fail.html

  2. TheJF
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 11:10 pm | Permalink

    Are you people hearing yourselves? “Acting in a positive way compared to the actions of the principal”, “He should be fired”

    It’s a national anthem. It serves propaganda purposes, nothing else. The kids aren’t learning anything beneficial from it, all it’s trying to do is instill some sense of nationalism. I mean, if the kids want to sing the national anthem, then nobody should be stopping them, but I don’t see any reason why they should HAVE to sing the national anthem, it doesn’t make your life any less whole to not be worshipping a country.

    We never did at our school, but I guess that’s because we’re just “that kind of people”, being Acadian and all.

  3. Anonymous
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 11:41 pm | Permalink

    The principal lied to the students, their parents and the school board by claiming some parents were offended. He did so to promote his personal political agenda. Any teacher that can’t leave his politics at home and uses children for political purposes should be fired and his teaching certificate revoked.

  4. The JF
    Posted February 2, 2009 at 11:51 pm | Permalink

    Well, everything is politics, isn’t it? Education is an intensely political activity. By that logic, this wouldn’t bode very well for anybody involved in education… Now, as for the charges of lying, fair enough, I agree, that’s not behaviour you particular want to show children.

    But beyond that, that’s not how you framed this. If you had written “Belleisle principal lies about parents not wanting to have the national anthem sung, principals that lie for their own political agenda should be fired” I’d have nodded and that would be that. But you wrote: “Personally I feel that the National Anthem should be played in all elementary schools as well as in high schools so I am glad to see the superintendent act in a positve way compared to the actions of the principal who cut the anthem in the first place.” so that’s not what you were going for, you were going for “He should be fired because he opposed the national anthem and took it away from our schools” which I think is a bit much.

    It’s a national anthem, it’s just a symbol, should it be really so sanctified?

  5. Anonymous
    Posted February 3, 2009 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    NO! Everything is NOT politics, unless you’re obsessed with your own political vision. This guy crossed the line. If my child was enrolled in that school I’d be screaming bloody murder.

    You minimize what he did by referring to it as, “not behaviour you particular want to show children.” This guy is the principal of the school. He used his position, a position of trust and influence, to make a political statement with no concern at all for the children or their parents. He didn’t just tell a fib.

    As for your opinion of the anthem, I’ll leave that for Jim to comment on or not.

  6. Anonymous
    Posted February 5, 2009 at 12:31 am | Permalink

    It’s a part of Canada?
    Then they should respect the nation they live within.


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