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Arne Duncan: "That's Just Silly" Keeping Kids Home From School Because Of Obama Speech (Video)
hotairpundit ^ | 9/6/09 | talkradio03

Posted on 09/06/2009 5:26:54 PM PDT by Talkradio03

Arne Duncan on Face the Nation saying it's silly what parents are doing, Bob Schieffer going right along with the theme...

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: arneduncan; bho44; bhoeducation; nationalskipday; obamaschooladdress

1 posted on 09/06/2009 5:26:54 PM PDT by Talkradio03
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To: Talkradio03

What’s an Arne Duncan?


2 posted on 09/06/2009 5:30:08 PM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09!)
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To: Talkradio03

Tuesday is; Take Your Kids to the Gun Range Day.


3 posted on 09/06/2009 5:31:44 PM PDT by Paladin2 (Big Ears + Big Spending --> BigEarMarx, the man behind TOTUS)
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To: Talkradio03

What parents should REALLY do is yank their kids OUT of these ‘Gubmint propaganda centers they call schools and home school or private school their kids.


4 posted on 09/06/2009 5:32:26 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: Talkradio03

See: Why Parents Don’t Trust the Educator-in-Chief and His Comrades
Friday, September 04, 2009
By Michelle Malkin

http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/article/53553


5 posted on 09/06/2009 5:32:44 PM PDT by Linda Frances
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To: Talkradio03

I’ll bet Arne’s boss told him to say this.


6 posted on 09/06/2009 5:32:49 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (ObamaCare! When "natural causes" just isn't good enough!)
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To: Adder

What’s a Farce the Nation?


7 posted on 09/06/2009 5:32:52 PM PDT by webschooner (First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win -- Mahatma Gandhi)
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To: Adder
Need info...What was with Regan's 1988 speech to school kids and Papa Bush's speech in 1991(?)

Were those similar to O's upcoming speech?

Just curious

in '88 I was in my second year of marriage, still on my honeymoon so to speak, you could have set off a nuke under my bed and I wouldn't have noticed, and I never did pay too much attention to Bush I...
8 posted on 09/06/2009 5:32:59 PM PDT by The Louiswu (I live vicariously, through myself.)
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To: Talkradio03

Why would anyone want this clown to lie to their children?


9 posted on 09/06/2009 5:34:00 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (The only misinformation about healthcare reform is the words that come out of Obama's mouth.)
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To: Talkradio03
My local paper has the same theme for today's lead editorial.
10 posted on 09/06/2009 5:34:25 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew
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To: teletech

I was thinking any reason to keep your child out of public school, even for one day, is a good reason.


11 posted on 09/06/2009 5:34:40 PM PDT by murphE ("It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged." - GK Chesterton)
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To: teletech

Glad you’re here to tell us all what we oughta do!

What makes you think that private schools are any better politically speaking?

And I’ll bet you know of more than a few people who should never ever dream of homeschooling.


12 posted on 09/06/2009 5:35:34 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (Kenya? Kenya? Kenya just show us the birth certificate?)
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To: Talkradio03

These idiots can just keep talking because people are listening. People who have had enough, that is. They are digging their own graves. Let them.


13 posted on 09/06/2009 5:38:54 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: Talkradio03

tuesday....Obamaflu keeps kids out of school.


14 posted on 09/06/2009 5:39:04 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: murphE
I was thinking any reason to keep your child out of public school, even for one day, is a good reason.

You're correct. Mine never went to public school. Lutheran school yes but never public school.

15 posted on 09/06/2009 5:40:55 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: Eagle Eye
Glad you’re here to tell us all what we oughta do!

What makes you think that private schools are any better politically speaking?

And I’ll bet you know of more than a few people who should never ever dream of homeschooling.

Hey Obama, is that you?

16 posted on 09/06/2009 5:42:20 PM PDT by teletech (Friends don't let friends vote DemocRAT)
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To: goodwithagun

I wish the media would frame the issue properly. IF this speech by Obama were JUST that - a speech about staying in school and working hard - I would almost be OK with that. The issue is the lesson plans and the background reading - books about Obama - issued by the White House to accompany the speech. It was too much. Now I am not letting my kid go to make a statement. In the end, I believe this will just be a simple speech - but now everyone is watching.


17 posted on 09/06/2009 5:45:31 PM PDT by KatyTexasMom
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To: Adder

That is so Gay!


18 posted on 09/06/2009 5:50:24 PM PDT by 444Flyer (Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.-Ferris)
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To: Talkradio03

Perhaps on Tuesday, instead of listening to the president deliver yet another speech, we could teach our children the history of our National Anthem, penned by Frances Scott Key on September 8, 1814, after the battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. Have them look up its history online and let them read all the stanzas that we do not sing.

That would accomplish far more than listening to the president preach about “personal responsibility” when his cabinet members and czars show that is a trait sadly lacking in his circles.


19 posted on 09/06/2009 5:50:54 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: Talkradio03

What if the parents want to share the speech with the kids and have home time and a teachable moment?


20 posted on 09/06/2009 5:53:43 PM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: Talkradio03

The Day Old News is losing control of the information. They hate the new media.

Pray for The Tea Parties


21 posted on 09/06/2009 5:54:48 PM PDT by bray (He's a Divider not a Uniter)
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To: KatyTexasMom

From Thomas More Law Center............

Article quote;

“Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center commented, “Many Americans view the President’s speech and the distributed lesson plan as an attempt to foster the cult of personality. It provides a pretext for liberal teachers to engage in political indoctrination. Students should not have to miss school because of the President, but can teach him a lesson in Constitutional protesting by wearing the black arm bands.”

link http://www.thomasmore.org/qry/page.taf?id=63


22 posted on 09/06/2009 5:56:17 PM PDT by EnglishOnly (Fight all out to win OR get out now.)
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To: teletech

How clever to use name calling as propaganda instead of dealing with the issue that you brought up!

Don’t tell me you’re too intellectually lame to defend your statement and your arrogance to tell everyone else how to do things?


23 posted on 09/06/2009 6:02:19 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (Kenya? Kenya? Kenya just show us the birth certificate?)
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To: teletech
Lutheran school yes but never public school.

No indoctrination there! /s

24 posted on 09/06/2009 6:06:01 PM PDT by Eagle Eye (Kenya? Kenya? Kenya just show us the birth certificate?)
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To: wintertime

ping


25 posted on 09/06/2009 6:07:03 PM PDT by wintertime (People are not stupid! Good ideas win!)
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To: mountainlion
I say have all the parents, thier children and their educators all watch the video and debate it. Let the children see how thier parents feel about this man and his administration and set the precedent for any class discussions during normal class hours when the parents are not present.
26 posted on 09/06/2009 6:15:20 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (All eyes on the road ahead)
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To: Talkradio03

“That’s Just Silly” Keeping Kids Home From School Because Of Obama Speech”

Yeah, and let your kids drink out of the toilet - because it is good for the environment.


27 posted on 09/06/2009 6:19:44 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: Adder

Dr. Steffie Woolhandler was on Fox news early one morning last month, defending Obama care. To the charges raised against it (I can’t remember exactly what they were, but they were sensible questions) she kept on repeating “that’s just silly”.

Coincidental use of the word silly?


28 posted on 09/06/2009 7:12:18 PM PDT by yellow rubber ducky (One day I realized I am living in Bizarro world.)
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To: Talkradio03

Hit the participating schools in the pocketbook. They lose money for every student that doesn’t show up.


29 posted on 09/06/2009 7:52:32 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Eagle Eye

Eagle Eye, it’s not my argument, but out of curiosity, how about you say why kids should be put in public schools? I’d be interested to know your pro-public school arguments, unless I misunderstand your position.

This is an opinion site, after all, we all have lots of opinions.


30 posted on 09/06/2009 9:14:13 PM PDT by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: The Louiswu

The difference for me is that the Dept. of Ed or somebody made lesson plans to go with this “benign” adress. Included were assignments to write essays such as “How can I help the p
President>” and How has the President inspired me?”.

I think officially they have had to back away from that naked indoctrination to more benign stuff like “How will I succeed?”

THATS the difference they refuse to mention.

Zero can spechify all he wants. Its the other stuff that bites.


31 posted on 09/07/2009 4:56:18 AM PDT by Adder (Proudly ignoring Zero since 1-20-09!)
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To: Marie2

I’ve been involved personally and professionally with many schools. Many. Many more than the typical parent. I’ve had my kids in public and private schools, and do not rely on the schools to do the whole job.

Private schools are not without their internal and partisan politics. Private schools often have kids that get kicked out of public schools. Private schools have their own challenges with the same social problems affecting the community....drugs, teen sex, crappy parents, incompetent teachers, etc. Do not think for a moment that private schools are great just because parents pay personal tuition. Private schools have their haves and have nots and social divisions run just as deep.

You’ve framed the question interestingly, trying to corner me in an argument I did not champion, specifically that kids SHOULD be publicly schooled.

What I’ll say is something that few will say...GIGO...that the school is often a reflection of the community and when the community has a low achieving population it is not realistic to have the same expectations as with a community full of achievement oriented people.

In smaller communities the schools are still run by elected board members and staffed by those who live and work in that community. They have a stake in the school, and very little would be different if the school was privatized...same kids, same staff.

Even in the most politically liberal school I ever had my kids in, they were still responsive to my concerns when I voiced them. I objected to the use of “The Giver” and another book that demonized the Americans for using the atom bomb on Japan. The school said I was the first parent to ever object to those books, which I sincerely doubt.

Should DC run or even influence public schools? No.

Should the community? Absolutely.

Can that happen in public as well as private schools? Sure.

Homeschooling is a whole other discussion. It cannot be advocated/mandated as some wish without changing the fabric of society in ways that would take decades.

Does that answer your question?


32 posted on 09/07/2009 7:53:18 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (Kenya? Kenya? Kenya just show us the birth certificate?)
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To: Eagle Eye

“Does that answer your question?”

I suppose. No hostility intended.

I don’t regard public, private, or home schools to be the answer to every problem. I just wondered what your reason(s) were for defending our current public school system.


33 posted on 09/07/2009 2:18:52 PM PDT by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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To: Talkradio03

We should have stayed quiet, let him promote his agenda in the schools and THEN hit him hard. Instead, Obama is restructuring the presentation and he will win this one.


34 posted on 09/07/2009 2:50:27 PM PDT by Toespi
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