Quantcast
Connect with us

Trump supporters are throwing a fit over this artwork created by high schoolers

Published

on

Artwork painted on ceiling tiles at a high school in Hailey, Idaho has sparked outrage among conservatives and supporters of President Donald Trump, according to Idaho Mountain Express.

The ceiling tiles were painted by students in Advanced Placement classes as an optional extra-credit assignment at Wood River High School.

One tile that has drawn attention is a representation of Barack Obama’s “hope” campaign poster. Nearby is a similar tile featuring Trump and the word “nope.” Another says: “Keep Calm and Overthrow Your Government.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Glenneda Zuiderveld, a former Republican candidate for an Idaho House seat, drew attention to the artwork in a Facebook post earlier this month.

“If this isn’t evidence that there is more indoctrination than education going on,” Zuiderveld wrote.

“I have no words for this,” one Facebook commenter remarked. “This makes my heart hurt…that our country has gone this far off track and there is no push back,” another complained.

One commenter suggested notifying the Department of Homeland Security.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Petition of Remonstrance. Public School cannot Commit the crime of Libel. Defamation of character. Overthrow our government? That’s an act of Treason. Shut that whole school down,” another person commented.

Idaho House Education Committee Chairman Lance Clow demanded a response from Blaine County School District Superintendent Gwen Carol Holmes.

Holmes, however, said that students decided for themselves what to depict.

ADVERTISEMENT

“The students have to justify why their topic resonated with them. I am sorry that the person posting the pictures didn’t take time to note that there are tiles of all persuasions and viewpoints,” she explained.

Principal John Pearce also emphasized that the artwork included a variety of viewpoints.

ADVERTISEMENT

“They can come at it from any direction,” he told Idaho Mountain Express. “It’s their choice—it’s very student led. Any number might be considered conservative or liberal, Republican or Democrat. When you’re talking about classes at the AP level, you’re building on high-order thinking processes.

“These kids are sharp. They have their own ideas—they’re not just vessels being filled. They’re taking things from their homes, from their communities, and bringing it into the classroom. They can’t help but be topical,” Pearce added.

But Zuiderveld is still a critic. “Justifying is just a feeling,” she wrote Wednesday on Facebook. “Why do they feel Obama gave hope , Trump is a nope, or they think they must overthrow the government or why they chose Abraham Lincoln? Where is the research and footnotes that give them this opinion?… This is more than art and the teacher and schools know it.”

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

GOP will be ‘aided and abetted’ by Russian bots and trolls defending Trump: Former FBI counter-intel chief

Published

on

The former assistant director for counterintelligence at the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned Americans to "hunker down" because Russian intelligence will be repeating Republican talking points.

Frank Figliuzzi was interviewed Thursday by MSNBC's Brian Williams on "The Last Word."

"Frank, Fiona Hill -- who richly deserves it -- has been awarded front page status tomorrow morning on the front page of The New York Times, and I imagine newspapers and websites across this country," Williams noted.

"It was extraordinary today when she -- in effect, begged -- asked, certainly, members of the committee to stop supplying Russian talking points, to stop advancing Russian propaganda in the Congress of the United States," he continued.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump has committed 6 impeachable offenses: Harvard Law’s Laurence Tribe says ‘the evidence is all there’

Published

on

Constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe broke down the six impeachable offenses President Donald Trump has committed during a Thursday appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.

Tribe has argued 36 cases before the United States Supreme Court and taught at Harvard Law for 50 years. He co-authored the 2018 book To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment with Joshua Matz.

"Everyone was in the loop, it was no secret. That was the testimony from Ambassador Gordon Sondland yesterday as he implicated the president, Secretary of State, White House chief of staff, and former National Security Advisor John Bolton and other administration officials in the plot to bribe the president of Ukraine to publicly launch an investigation into Joe Biden in exchange for U.S. military aid to Ukraine that was authorized by Congress and that the president was withholding," O'Donnell reported.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Rachel Maddow breaks down how public opinion is catching up with the facts of Trump’s impeachment

Published

on

MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow on Thursday broke down how the details from the televised impeachment hearings are being reported in local newspapers.

The host read the headlines from multiple newspapers following the damning testimony by Ambassador Gordon Sondland.

The Los Angels Times headlined, "Sonland implicates president." "Envoy says Trump directed effort," was The Wall Street Journal headline.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch headlined, "'Everyone was in the loop. It was no secret': Defiant Sondland says he followed Trump's orders."

"Trump directed pressure on Ukraine, ambassador says," headlined The Kansas City Star.

Continue Reading
 
 

Happy Holidays!

As a special thank you from all of us at Raw, we're offering Raw Story ad-free for 15% off - just $2 per week. Now 'til Dec. 31st.
Offer Expires In:
close-link