Skip to comments.Disturbing Occurrence...(VANITY)
Posted on 10/31/2008 7:53:36 AM PDT by EnigmaticAnomaly
Today for the morning announcements in the school at which I teach, the students performed a mock announcement "dialogue". One of the announcers played the role of Biden, while the other played the role of Palin. Needless to say, more critical parodies were leveled toward Palin than were Biden. What was most disturbing, however, was how the students chose to close the mock "dialogue". The rest of the announcement played out as follows: "When we elect an Obama/Biden administration to the White House, college will become affordable and accessible for all."
The parodies leveled toward Palin/McCain flew at about a 10:1 ratio throughout the announcement.
I immediately drafted a letter stating my disgust with the presentation and am seriously considering dropping it in the principal's mailbox.
Being a Conservative educator is very challenging in a liberal-dominated field...
Go for it.
Yep. Today’s students are much too political, I think. I once helped teach a summer physics course for interested and gifted 8-10 graders. We watched a speech Bush gave promoting an expansion of our missions to Mars. You’d think budding physicists would love the idea, but because it was being proposed by Bush, they mostly just mocked him.
It’s the public school brainwashing.
Government schools = child abuse.
What would Sarah do?
The whole thing sounds like a set-up to me, and you didn’t get the results you wanted...or did you know what the kids would say, and just needed a reason to vent?
It’s just a couple of kids. Get over it.
It would be interesting to have a civics lesson with a mock budget - and how plans are actually worked through the Congress before they become reality. Too many are thinking the President will do all and I’m astounded at how many younger people don’t understand the role of Congress and believe that because 0bama is a good speaker, he’ll enact all this good legislation.
I had nothing to do with this. I did not even know it was going to occur. What was your implication, sir?
Yes, it is. What you seem to be overlooking is the fact that the principal had to sign off on this before the students could do it, therefore making him complicit in the presentation of this "announcement".
Please do it. If we don’t make a stand now, we may not be able to in the future.
I thought it was part of your class instruction for the day to stage this. My apologies if it wasn’t.
My point is, the kids are impacted by this stuff too. If it made you uncomfortable you can bet there were kids in the school who also were. Why is that considered useful in a school?
Get this...the school I work for had a student run mock election...results posted today...
26% Others (mixed between Ron Paul, Ralph Nader, Cynthia McKinney and Bob Barr)
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