The Roanoke Slant

This file is a very brief journal and scrapbook and LTEs of some examples of the Roanoke Times slant. Comments to: lbhagen@roanokeslant.org

Friday, September 25, 2009

 

Obama in the Classroom

There has been considerable discussion about Obama’s address to children in public school classrooms. The project started off badly when it was revealed that the White House had sent lesson plans to DOE to be distributed to all schools as part of Obama’s address.
Included in the lesson plans were activities to write papers on “How I can help Obama succeed”. This revelation caused many folks to conclude the talk was more “Obama Narcissism” and even political indoctrination of very young children.
After much early negative public reaction and White House defensive rhetoric and reaction, Obama delivered what appeared to be a very acceptable talk.
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However we now see that the “Obama in the Classroom” concerns had significant validity.
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A YouTube Video shows little kids allegedly at B. Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington, N.J., appearing to be taught a song that praises President Obama personally and included lyrics borrowed from 'Jesus Loves the Little Children.'
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/24/elementary-school-students-reportedly-taught-songs-praising-president-obama/
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The administrators at the school deny this activity took place and indicate
They will take action against whoever took and distributed the video.
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It’s not clear if this activity was one of the lesson plans the White House
Sent to DOE in preparation for Obama’s talk to American school children.
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Regardless of your political preferences and or ethnic background, it is clearly inappropriate for public school children to be the subject of personalized political indoctrination!
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To view a summary of this incident turn sound ON and click-on:
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http://www.roanokeslant.org:80/HoorayObama/
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