01 September 2009

A Deskside Chat. (UPDATED)

Barack Obama wants to have a talk with your kids on September 8th. At school.

Here are the Obama Administration's recommended 'Classroom Activities' for this event - grades K-6, and grades 7-12. Read them. Read them all.

Can you imagine the pressure a student who doesn't support the President will be under to conform to the "right" answers, or risk ridicule from peers and/or faculty? If this isn't a naked attempt at political indoctrination, I don't know what is. And you're paying for it.

UPDATE: Pat Austin at And So it Goes In Shreveport is a teacher. She isn't happy.

UPDATE 02SEPT09: From Twitter came this gem: "@tahDeetz: Obama is going to do the same thing for homeschooling he did for gun sales..." (via @EdDriscoll)

UPDATE 02SEPT09: The backpedalling has begun. "Somewhat inartfully" indeed.

UPDATE 03SEPT09: Stephen Green at VodkaPundit gets to the crux of the issue about why this is wrong:
The President of the United States — whether an Obama a Bush or a Lincoln — is not my son’s daddy. That’s my job.


Cargosquid said...

Here's a chance to teach your kids that sometimes its hard to stand on principle. Also, for the grammar school kids....if its not Hannah Montana, its going to go in one ear and out the other....

I know. I've got a 9 year old girl.

JC Fremont said...

Giving a speech is one thing. Lesson plans were considerably over the top. Wrong. Wrong. Wrong. This POTUS doesn't get it...or doesn't want to get it. The envelope will be pushed so long as he's in office. Stay alert.