Skip to comments.Why Parents Donít Trust the Educator-in-Chief and His Comrades
Posted on 09/04/2009 12:26:22 PM PDT by kingattax
They think were crazy. They are the sneering defenders of Barack Obama who cant fathom the backlash against the presidents nationwide speech to schoolchildren next Tuesday. We are parents with eyes wide open to the potential for politicized abuse in Americas classrooms.
Ask moms and dads in Farmington, Utah, who discovered this week that their children sat through a Hollywood propaganda video promoting the cult of Obama. In the clip, a parade of entertainers vow to flush their toilets less, buy hybrid vehicles, end poverty and world hunger, and commit to service for change. Actress Demi Moore leads the glitterati in a collective promise to be a servant to our president. Musician Anthony Kiedis pledges to be of service to Barack Obama.
The campaign commercial crescendos with the stars and starlets asking their audience: Whats your pledge?
This same Do Something ethos infected the U.S. Department of Education teachers guides accompanying the announcement of Obamas speechuntil late Wednesday, that is, when the White House removed some of the activist language exhorting students to come up with ways to help the president.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan had disseminated the material directly to principals across the countrycircumventing elected school board members and superintendents now facing neighborhood revolts.
Os bureaucrats can whitewash offending language from the Sept. 8 speech-related documents, but they cant remove the taint of left-wing radicalism that informs Obama and his education mentors. A spokesman maintained that the speech is about the value of education and the importance of staying in school as part of his effort to dramatically cut the dropout rate. But the historical subtext is far less innocent.
Obama served with Weather Underground terrorist and neighbor Bill Ayers on the Chicago Annenberg Challenge education initiative. Downplaying academic achievement in favor of left-wing radical activism in the public schools is rooted in Ayers pedagogical philosophy.
Obama served as the programs first chairman of the board, while Ayers steered its curricular policy. The two oversaw grants to welfare rights enterprise ACORN and to avowed communist Michael Klonskya close pal of Ayers and member of the militant Students for a Democratic Society. SDS served as a precursor to the violent Weather Underground organization.
As investigative journalist Stanley Kurtz reported, Klonsky and Ayers teamed up on the so-called small schools movement to steer schoolchildren away from core academics to left-wing politicking on issues of inequity, war and violence.
A cadre of like-minded educators and national service administrators across the country share the same core commitment to transforming themselves from imparters of knowledge to transformers of society. The change agenda trains students to think only about what they should do for Obamaand rarely to contemplate how his powers and ambitions should be limited and restrained.
Ayers preached his education-as-social justice agenda to his comrades at the World Education Forum in Caracas, Venezuela, three years ago:
This is my fourth visit to Venezuela, each time at the invitation of my comrade and friend Luis Bonilla, a brilliant educator and inspiring fighter for justice. Luis has taught me a great deal about the Bolivarian Revolution and about the profound educational reforms underway here in Venezuela under the leadership of President (Hugo) Chavez. We share the belief that education is the motor-force of revolution, and Ive come to appreciate Luis as a major asset in both the Venezuelan and the international struggleI look forward to seeing how he and all of you continue to overcome the failings of capitalist education as you seek to create something truly new and deeply humane.
Ayers continued: I walked out of jail and into my first teaching positionand from that day until this Ive thought of myself as a teacher, but Ive also understood teaching as a project intimately connected with social justice. After all, the fundamental message of the teacher is this: You can change your lifewhoever you are, wherever youve been, whatever youve done, another world is possible. As students and teachers begin to see themselves as linked to one another, as tied to history and capable of collective action, the fundamental message of teaching shifts slightly, and becomes broader, more generous: We must change ourselves as we come together to change the world. Teaching invites transformations, it urges revolutions small and large. La educacion es revolucion!
This is why informed parents do not trust the Educator-in-Chief and his comrades. You can take Obama from the radicals in Chicago. But you cant take the Chicago radicalism out of Obama
I’ll be damned if I’m going to have this socialist pig trying to indoctrinate MY child! I saw some of the paperwork the teachers are supposed to discuss, & it suggests having the children read books about him to know who he is:
2)Hates his country
3)Kami-kazis his way into the presidency to bring the country to ruins
Lets see, ooh! I can’t wait to have my daughter think that she can be like this! NOT!
My daughter will attend her first day of school on Sep 9th! And I am also going to watch for what is being taught through the year in her other subjects, & so help me God, if I find any liberal bullshit coming her way, the day of reckoning will come!
I forgot to mention:
I think that democrats just don’t get it. On facebook, some democrat was posting about Obama’s speech:
“Parents planning to have their kids skip school so as not to hear the broadcast of President Obama’s speech on Tuesday — a speech encouraging students to stay in school and get their education — should have, perhaps, spent more time pursuing t...heir own education. It is sad that such ignorance, disrespect, and racism is alive and well in the dark, fear-filled corners of America”
” wish it would be bi-partisan speeches where you have both political parties coming together on education. Bobby Jindal would have been a great person to represent the republican side of the issue, especially since he is a Rhodes Scholar.”
I got this response:
“okay, so a Democratic president is saying “stay in school...get a good education”...how could a Republican Rhodes Scholar express that sentiment so that it is more bi-partisan?”
Democrats do not want anything bi-partisan. They just want to be in control.
If all the resources that we put into nagging kids to “stay in school” went to making the schooling more worthwhile, maybe we’d have graduates who can read, spell, and add.
schools need educators and rid of the indoctrinators
Probably most of the teachers, at least in basic subjects, could do the job adequately if simply conveying the academic information was the job. Unfortunately, the job has been defined by political action to include indoctrination, social engineering, psychological manipulation, and all kinds of hoo-hah unrelated to the academic instruction people need to function adequately.
I guarantee you, you will see liberal BS. Most will not be as overt as a communist faux president giving a live address, but have no illusions that the PC/lib mindset is firmly entrenched in the school system.
Yes, I believe that to be true. I’ll just have to make sure I stay on top of things!
Marxism ( mixed with fascism) is our nation's **most** serious threat. Government schooling which educates about 85% of the nation's children, is the Marxist-fascist's **most** important weapon! If the Marxist-fascists can win the hearts of minds of children in a few short years they win elections.
First, from reading the posts on Free Republic, I am distressed at how many conservative fail to recognize that Marxism ( with fascism) is indeed our nation's MOST important threat. They can not see the forest for the trees and are instead focused on the particular political issue of the day.
Next,...It is plainly evident that only a minority of conservatives understand that government schools from the very beginning WERE and ARE a **SOCIALIST** middle class entitlement!!! If you envelop children ( for 13 or more years) in a socialist program naturally they will learn to accept socialism! Conservatives wrongly believe that eliminating the Department of Education, having local control, changing the school board, or having conservative control of the schools would fix the government schools. None of this will!
Too many conservative fail to realize that government schools are SOCIALISM and socialism can NOT be fixed! We must eliminate the government schools and do what ever is legally possible to achieve that end. Doing this will do 2 things:
1) It will get children out of the socialist stew.
2) It will deprive the Marxist ( fascists) of their **most** powerful weapon against freedom.
Metmom, “Another Reason to Homeschool”
the day of reckoning will come
Yeah? So what will you do? Have a temper tantrum in the school? These Marxists **know** that they will long outlast and parent with a kid in “their” school.
Obamabots have no idea what the speech is about because it hasn’t been published. Why doesn’t Obama show us all the speech ahead of time to end the speculation? What is he afraid of?
How could Obama object to sharing the podium with a Republican if the only purpose is to keep kids in school?
I think we all know the answers to these questions.
Just by stepping foot in a government school, children learn to be socialists. They subtly learn that it is OK for the government to take money from their neighbor to pay for a service that their parents want for tuition-free. Added to this object lesson in socialism are the teachers who for 13 or more years teach the children it is a **right** for the government to take money from their neighbor to pay for their schooling.
It is short step from accepting “neighbor-paid-for-schooling” to believing that they have a **right** to have their fellow citizens pay for free retirement, drugs, health care, transportation, arts and entertainment, disability, and even food, clothing and housing.
Government schools were and are now, and always will be a daily, minute by minute, lesson in socialism! Socialism can NOT be fixed. Government schools, like other socialist programs must be eliminated!
“the day of reckoning will come”
Excuse me wintertime, but these are not the words of workerbee, they are mine!
the day of reckoning will come
Excuse me wintertime, but these are not the words of workerbee, they are mine!
I say this because I don’t want you to show ire to the wrong FReeper. If you disagree with my thoughts, that is absolutely your right...but do come at the right FReeper when you do it.
Anyone interested in the roots of radical liberal pedagogy should look into Paolo Freire. A LOT of his philosophy is in place right now in public schools.
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What a combo....
Please accept my sincerest apology.
if I find any liberal bullshit coming her way, the day of reckoning will come!
Atom Smasher, the questions still remain.
Yeah? So what will you do? Have a temper tantrum in the school? These Marxists **know** that they will long outlast and parent with a kid in their school.
We start with the city halls in the major cities, then the school boards,& work our way up. You obviously know how deep seated the liberalism is in the schools. But no one ever seems to consider that when they’re voting for in-state elections...well perhaps it time to pay real special attention to it...
...temper tantrums don’t get you anywhere...
It’s okay. I was kind of waiting for you to show up and yell us all us publik skoolerz, anyway.
I meant to say: ...yell AT all us ...
Our Superintendent put out a letter to parents that the school district as a whole will not utilize the lesson plans suggested by the DOE. Teachers may show A TAPED video if it is applicable to their classes. No student district wide will watch it live.
If a teacher decides to use all or part of the speech, he/she will send a permission form home.
The overall view of my principal is that it is a silly, partisan exercise that accomplishes nothing
As much as I don’t like her, I have to admit, even a blind pig finds an acorn.
That’s okay. You were public schooled. ;) (so was I but don’t tell anyone)
There is no need to apologize, I just wanted to make sure that you weren’t taking things out on the workerbee, when I was the one who said whatever set you off.
Its appreciated though...
BTTT. We don’t want to be Obortion Obama’s “comrades.”