President Donald J. Trump is one of the most popular Presidents amongst Republican voters.
And one sixth-grade student wanted to pick Donald Trump as her hero for a class project.
But after she told her teacher she wanted to choose Trump, what her teacher did will have you fuming.
Bella Moscato says she has admired Trump since she was 8-years old.
She even dressed up as him for a third-grade class project.
So when her sixth-grade teacher gave her class an assignment to write about their heroes, Bella knew without hesitation she wanted to write about the 45th President of the United States.
But her teacher had other plans.
Bella was told by her teacher that Donald Trump is not an appropriate choice and demanded she write about someone else.
Worse, she embarrassed the student when she nixed her idea in front of another teacher and her entire class.
The student claimed the teacher said Trump “spreads negativity and says bad stuff about women.”
And now Bella’s parents aren’t happy.
“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,” Arthur Moscato, father of Bella, told the school board.
“I’m incensed by this,” he added.
Her mother didn’t mince words either.
“My daughter has every right to do and pick a hero of her choice. It’s a First Amendment right, freedom of speech, freedom of expression,” Valerie said. “So, it was really upsetting to me that [the teacher] was trying to shut her down.”
But school officials are trying to downplay what happened.
“It is not accurate that this student was told that they were not allowed to conduct research or report on any individual for a school assignment, including President Trump. To the best of our knowledge, by choice the student is still conducting their project of President Trump,” he said.
The school’s reaction only angered the student’s parents even more, saying their response not only paints their daughter as a liar, but is a deflection aimed at making their daughter look like the bad guy.
We will keep you updated as this story progresses.
What do you think? Should the teacher be fired for violating this child’s First Amendment rights?
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