Our Kids Begin Their School Year with “Obama-ganda”

by Ryan on September 3, 2009

in Culture,Economy,Law,Media Bias,Politics,Tyranny

By now you’ve heard about the President’s upcoming speech to the kiddies on September 8, equipped with lesson plans, suggested activities, and other elements of state-sanctioned propaganda to “stimulate discussion.”  We all knew the public school system has been a dumping ground for failed social engineering projects since John Dewey, but never before has a President been this blatant in trying to get our kids to think like he thinks, act like he wants them to act, regardless of what their parents might think.  It’s unprecedented and a bit scary.

Since I’m a public high school teacher, all of my fellow teachers were forwarded this letter from Arne Duncan to their email inbox yesterday (you know, the Secretary of Education who never taught school kids!).  When I read it, the faint sound of goosestepping boots echoed in the distance:

Dear Principal:

In a recent interview with student reporter ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rP-695ATg-c ), Damon Weaver, President Obama announced that on September 8 – the first day of school for many children across America – he will deliver a national address directly to students on the importance of education.  The President will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning.   He will also call for a shared responsibility and commitment on the part of students, parents and educators to ensure that every child in every school receives the best education possible so they can compete in the global economy for good jobs and live rewarding and productive lives as American citizens.

Since taking office, the President has repeatedly focused on education, even as the country faces two wars, the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and major challenges on issues like energy and health care.  The President believes that education is a critical part of building a new foundation for the American economy.  Educated people are more active civically and better informed on issues affecting their lives, their families and their futures.

This is the first time an American president has spoken directly to the nation’s school children about persisting and succeeding in school.  We encourage you to use this historic moment to help your students get focused and begin the school year strong.  I encourage you, your teachers, and students to join me in watching the President deliver this address on Tuesday, September 8, 2009.  It will be broadcast live on the White House website www.whitehouse.gov ( http://www.whitehouse.gov/ )at 1:00 p.m. eastern standard time.  

In advance of this address, we would like to share the following resources: a menu of classroom activities for students in grades preK-6 ( http://www.ed.gov/teachers/how/lessons/prek-6.doc ) and for students in grades 7-12 ( http://www.ed.gov/teachers/how/lessons/7-12.doc ). These are ideas developed by and for teachers to help engage students and stimulate discussion on the importance of education in their lives. We are also staging a student video contest on education. Details of the video contest will be available on our website www.ed.gov ( http://www.ed.gov/ )in the coming weeks.

On behalf of all Americans, I want to thank our educators who do society’s most important work by preparing our children for work and for life.  No other task is more critical to our economic future and our social progress.  I look forward to working with you in the months and years ahead to continue improving the quality of public education we provide all of our children.

Sincerely,
Arne Duncan

“No other task is more critical to our economic future and our social progress[?]  So how long is it before I’m accosted at the mall by a throng of eight-year-olds with their public school teacher at their sides holding “Yes We Can” signs while they prepare to turn people in for not being environmentally friendly, not towing the line on acceptable political discourse, and otherwise not upholding to the values of our Dear Leader?  Is that “social progress?”  OK, maybe not for a while, but seriously, do you want to see this in our classrooms:

A bit extreme?  Yes, but it seems to be the ultimate goal of this White House somewhere down the road.  Give Obama a second term and see how fast people start talking about how old-fashioned the 22nd Amendment is and how many youth groups get sanctioned through our public schools to promote his schemes.

Obama’s direct intrusion into our classrooms in order to promote a partisan political agenda under the guise of active citizenship is completely inappropriate and sets a horrible precedent.  Done with apparently the best of intentions (the same kind which pave the road to Hell), it is the worst kind of manipulative political propaganda.  It’s shameless “Obama-ganda.”

It’s a good thing my school doesn’t open until the 9th!

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Tammy September 4, 2009 at 2:46 am

My children are not going to view the revolutionary event of Obama addressing the students of this nation. Thus far the school has been cooperative….and somewhat understanding. I certainly hope this continues…but I have a gut feeling that before Obama addresses the students I am going to find myself on the defense from the school…and the county.

We shall see.

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Not Evil Just Wrong September 4, 2009 at 2:36 pm

This is just phase two of them indoctrinating school kids. Have you seen kids reactions to the alarmist statements in An Inconvenient Truth? It scared the heck out of them. Check it out in the Not Evil Just Wrong trailer:

http://www.noteviljustwrong.com/blog/general/190-global-warming-hysteria-101

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