Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Obama, Audacity in the Classroom

On Monday, September 8, 2009, Barack Obama will be presenting a telecast for presentation at all willing schools in the United States in what will surely be presented from his standpoint as a teachable moment, but in reality follows Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals thinking about getting recruits as young as possible.

Make no mistake about it, Obama being the sleazy opportunist he has proven to be will not simply use this occasion as a chance to greet America’s school children and give them a little U.S. History or Political Science lesson on the Presidency. This will be nothing like first ladies’ Barbara or Laura Bush’s attempts, for instance, to promote literacy and the enjoyment of reading.

Here’s a link for readers to study the lesson plan worksheet the Obama propaganda machine has cranked out. This is a real joke, but give them credit. They know the language and format of wishy-washy liberal teaching methods.

The White House propaganda agents have published a suggested lesson plan with worksheet suggestions that are quite revealing. The scheming mind of an activist organizer is clearly evident. One suggestion as a follow-up activity for students after watching the speech encourages students to:

Write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president. These would be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals.”

Oh isn’t that nice? What kinds of help does El Presidente have in mind?

As if that is not enough, the document also provides discussion questions which also appear to be viciously agenda-laden.

“Students could discuss their responses to the following questions:
What do you think the President wants us to do?
Does the speech make you want to do anything?
Are we able to do what President Obama is asking of us?
What would you like to tell the President?”

Dear readers, your humble writer is loaded with possible smart-assed school boy responses to these questions including what he’d like to tell the President, something like inviting him to have sex with himself for politicizing the classroom in such a blatant, self-serving manner.

This could be another example of Obama hubris. Knowing that the NEA and AFT, the nation’s two largest teachers’ unions endorsed his election enthusiastically through their PAC’s and contributed to his campaign, perhaps he is mistaken to think that teachers fall in line the way some factions of his favorite gang of union thugs, SEIU, would. Sure public education is the crucible of secular humanism and many school systems have insanely politically correct, madly liberal curriculum and policies, but it’s hard to imagine how this tact would be welcomed across the heartland, down south, and in all that “fly over” territory the elites pretend isn’t really there.
Parents should be encouraged to involve their kids in Town Hall meetings and have frank discussions with their children about being critical thinkers, not just assuming something is right because “teacher says so” or “that’s what was on the news.”

We must work together to make this latest Obama display of audacity become a teachable moment for the good guys.
Sadly, the Obama administration and Democratic congress will miss no chance to make it more difficult for parents to remove their children from the government monopoly of failing public schools and the current economic conditions make it more difficult for parents to afford alternate options which a thoughtful voucher program could help address.

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