I read with amusement, and some dismay, the letter to the editor in the 4/7 to 4/13 issue of Saratoga TODAY entitled “Pushing Back.” This matter deals with a trumped-up non-issue.
The Saratoga High School teacher in question was not at all attacking or being disrespectful to our current U.S. President; quite the opposite in fact. The teacher was explicitly demonstrating the frequent use, in our country’s political discourse, of both nasty pictorial caricatures and vicious verbal and written distortions of what people have actually said and written.
Apparently one student went home and told their parents that they were “uncomfortable” with what the teacher was teaching. This was rapidly turned into national news by a couple of local parents who claimed that a “liberal” element in our schools was attacking our country’s President.
There couldn’t be a better demonstration of what the teacher was attempting to teach.
Jonathan L. Sulkin