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Nevada students receive class credit for volunteering for the Obama campaign
Write on Nevada ^ | February 22, 2012 | Victor Joecks

Posted on 02/22/2012 1:33:11 PM PST by NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute

Obama re-election campaign co-chair uses her position as a public school counselor to steer students into volunteering for the Obama campaign in order to earn class credit.

(Excerpt) Read more at writeonnevada.com ...


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KEYWORDS: democrats; education; elections; obama

1 posted on 02/22/2012 1:33:20 PM PST by NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute
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To: NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute
So what is new in the communists world of King Obama and his followers.
2 posted on 02/22/2012 1:35:19 PM PST by Logical me
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To: NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute

I assume they get credit for helping unions picket too... not that our schools are biased bigoted leftist organizations...


3 posted on 02/22/2012 1:36:00 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute

You’d get the same credit volunteering for a Republican or other candidate as well.

This is not a crime or an abuse of power and the local GOP chair should be trying to recruit some students who need to get the credit as well.


4 posted on 02/22/2012 1:40:38 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: Valpal1

This is not a crime or an abuse of power and the local GOP chair should be trying to recruit some students who need to get the credit as well.

It most certainly is an abuse of office and should be a crime if it is not. Regardless of the Political Party.


5 posted on 02/22/2012 1:44:16 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: GOPJ; Jean S; Diana in Wisconsin; afraidfortherepublic
I assume they get credit for helping unions picket too...

only if they take the bus to Madison ;-)
(free room and board in the Capitol building)
6 posted on 02/22/2012 1:47:35 PM PST by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

One of the best ways for students to learn about the American political system is to participate in it. Nothing beats real life experience.

I campaigned for Reagan in both ‘76 and ‘80 as a high school student.

The problem is the stupid party (GOP) that is unaware or can’t figure out how to utilize student volunteers.


7 posted on 02/22/2012 1:51:54 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: Brown Deer

Good grief BD! Thanks for the ping.


8 posted on 02/22/2012 1:51:59 PM PST by Jean S
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To: NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute

Loretta Harper (right)

9 posted on 02/22/2012 1:52:29 PM PST by kcvl
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Why in the world should this be illegal? I think it is a very good idea from what sounds like an innovative teacher, her students are getting a hands-on civics lesson; I suspect if this teacher is any kind of teacher at all she is leaning over backward to make sure this is bipartisan. In fact, working on a political campaign could be quite helpful in helping these students in finding employment in the future.
10 posted on 02/22/2012 1:52:29 PM PST by erkelly (Never underestimate the stupidity of the stupid party!)
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To: NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute

RT @shanhart: “He needs another four years, get busy!” -Loretta Harper @ofa_nv #sumorg11

Loretta Harper works at Desert Pines High School

Harper, who makes $74,000 a year plus benefits, plans to expand outreach “efforts” like this nationwide now that she’s a co-chair of Obama’s re-election campaign

BarackObama: RT @OFA_NV: Loretta Harper started as a volunteer in 2008, now she’s co-chair of our campaign in NV


11 posted on 02/22/2012 1:55:24 PM PST by kcvl
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To: NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute

UPDATE: Victor has now spoken with Loretta Harper and has updated his post to reflect the following:

•The students actually got class credit in 2008, and not merely “extra credit” as the Las Vegas Review-Journal had claimed. The headline of this post has been changed accordingly.

•Harper admits she approached children (as well as vice versa) about volunteering for Obama. She claims she would also give credit to students for volunteering for Republicans but “no students have asked her about that.” (Gee, I wonder why not? Could it have anything to do with her very public pro-Obama activism? Nah, that couldn’t be it.)

•She is indeed planning to have students volunteer for Obama for class credit again this year

http://patterico.com/2012/02/22/obama-campaign-official-gave-schoolkids-extra-credit-for-volunteering-for-obama/


12 posted on 02/22/2012 1:56:59 PM PST by kcvl
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To: NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute

Her students call her Mrs. Harper, dedicated activist and a devout Obama supporter from day 1.

As a member of the Clark County Education Association she was elected to the Nevada State Association Board of Directors where she advocates for a quality education for all students in Nevada. She spent her Spring Break in 2011 at the Nevada Legislature lobbying 6 Republican and 19 Democratic Legislators on education funding.

13 posted on 02/22/2012 2:00:51 PM PST by kcvl
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To: NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute

Can Republicans at least take a lesson in this, and get more attractive people to volunteer for the national campaign...

Some that are better looking (easier on the eyes) than in post #9???

Just a suggestion...


14 posted on 02/22/2012 2:01:45 PM PST by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: erkelly

The government should not be making working to support the government (Reupublican or Democrat) a criterion of advancing in school. How about teaching them math or science. Kids are illiterate today because government schools spend too much time teaching kids how to protest, support political causes etc


15 posted on 02/22/2012 2:02:02 PM PST by freemarketsfreeminds
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To: Logical me
OK, help Obama and get class credit.

And, if Obama doesn't run [my bet - mark this eMail] or he loses - you FAIL!

In fact you FAIL the whole school year!

'cause you are already failing the skill to make intelligent decisions effecting your LIFE! and your childrens.

16 posted on 02/22/2012 2:04:43 PM PST by Freeper (Obama - Please STOP representing MY country!)
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To: NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute
Obama National Co-Chairs include:

Loretta Harper

Here

17 posted on 02/22/2012 2:06:00 PM PST by kcvl
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To: kcvl

That’s a man, baby.


18 posted on 02/22/2012 2:11:34 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute

Public funds are political funds, and political funds are spent politically.

Are schools political places? Yes, more and more.

Here locally there’s a raquet called, “service learning” -students get credit for whoring themselves out to local liberal charities —getting people on the dole, signing them up for housing, and so on.

Is it a public college that does this? YEP...!

The University system is NOT out to help students —it’s out to help the Welfare State.


19 posted on 02/22/2012 2:14:03 PM PST by gaijin
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To: Valpal1
One of the best ways for students to learn about the American political system...

would be to study the Constitution. Stay in School...dont be a fool...

20 posted on 02/22/2012 2:22:47 PM PST by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute

Well I guess it’s okay to get paid one way or another so where do I sign up on the R side?

We got to get with the game.


21 posted on 02/22/2012 2:31:54 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (NOT VOTING gets 0bamao re-elected. 0bamao's ANTI-TRUTH & SPIN TEAM is again on the move.)
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To: NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute
I called the school and was actually connected with Ms. Harper. I questioned the practice. I asked several different questions and she answered all with the same answer, which was that there is a community service booth where students could, at the beginning of the year, sign up for community service requiring parental consent.

She wouldn't comment on her own promotion of a political position and student activism as part of the school curriculum.

I asked if there was a program offered for students to support opposition candidates. She stated that if students requested to assist with Republican campaigns they would be provided with the appropriate phone numbers. Of course, no conservative political options are automatically offered.

As I pressed her further, asking how it is a service to the community to reelect a man who is opposed to the U.S. constitution. She said that was only my opinion. When I quoted Obama's own words about the constitution being a deeply flawed document, etc. she became frustrated and repeated the previous answer. I asked about conflict of interest, she would not answer but continued with the aforementioned talking point, then said she was ending the call and hung up.

In other words, the typical "debate" with a lefty.

22 posted on 02/22/2012 3:16:46 PM PST by Bronzewound
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To: kcvl

After those pics there has to be a RUSH-ism somewhere.


23 posted on 02/22/2012 3:21:26 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: erkelly; kcvl

Please read kcvl’s comment #12, this was obviously political use of kids for promoting Obama.


24 posted on 02/22/2012 4:54:50 PM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: NevadaPolicyResearchInstitute

Find out who the brown shirts are and ridicule them and their commie parents. That will take the cool out of it real quick.


25 posted on 02/22/2012 9:03:31 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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