It no longer surprises me that schools are becoming anti-American, which is regrettable.

The Institutional Advisory Council at Hillsbury Community College in Tampa, Fla., held a meeting in September to discuss “the Pledge of Allegiance and its appropriateness in an institution of higher learning which fosters academic freedom and structured dissent against authority.”

It no longer surprises me that schools are becoming anti-American, which is regrettable.

But to admit to teaching dissent against authority (structured or otherwise) removes all doubt why our young people are becoming leaders with the same sentiments. The first thing I thought of was do they offer classes on bomb-making, how to escape police custody, or perhaps Tax Evasion 101.

The idea of a Chemistry Lab brings to mind a totally different area of study.

Scott Vosler, a sophomore at Hillsbury, questioned the board’s decision of dropping the Pledge of Allegiance in a school funded by tax-payer dollars. So goes the argument against any state school at any level: The country you live in funds your school, yet some of you want to trample on America under the guise of “free speech.”

It may be free speech, but it comes across as very anti-American and unpatriotic. What do you want your kids to learn in school?

 

— Myron Blaine, Hannibal