Skip to comments.N.J. education chief orders review after Burlington school children learn song about Obama
Posted on 09/25/2009 7:06:51 AM PDT by TinaJeannes
BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP -- New Jersey's education commissioner ordered a review after a YouTube video shows school children learning a song celebrating President Barack Obama.
The video shows more than a dozen youngsters at B. Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington Township. The district said the students were participating in Black History Month in February.
Education Department spokeswoman Kathryn Forsyth said the commissioner has directed the school superintendent to review what happened. Forsyth said the commissioner wants to ensure that students can celebrate Black History Month without "inappropriate partisan politics in the classroom."
Forsyth also said the teacher who directed the song and is not shown in the video retired at the end of the school year.
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It’s all well and good to teach students to respect our government and the president. But we all know the liberals would have gone ballistic if anyone had taught kids to sing the praises of George W. Bush. This event crosses the line.
> Forsyth also said the teacher who directed the song and is not shown in the video retired at the end of the school year.
Damage done, the horse has bolted. Close the gate.
The brownshirts cannot take us over as long as there is YouTube and the rest of the free blogosphere.
Long live the First Amendment and woe to those who would try to fiddle with it.
“The district said the students were participating in Black History Month in February”.
...I wonder if Walter Williams or Thomas Sowell will be invited to speak! ~sarc
Damage done for sure. It’s criminal to corrupt young minds that way.
Lets be realistic for a second here. This probably happens 1000 times a year or more across the country. The only reason it was “inappropriate to teach partisan politics” in this case was that they were caught.
“Retired.” “Retired?!!!” So we pay for her feed until she’s 90? I say the parents should file civil suits and move her ass into a dumpster for the rest of her life.
Excellent point. How about Clarence Thomas? Michael Steele? Condi Rice?
What month is White History Month ?
Only problem with that theory is that the Dear Leader is incapable of embarrassment.
There is so much confusion concerning when this clip was shot. I've read it was in early spring, it was done in June and now Feb/Black History month. Then this morning on Fox n Friends a mom whose kid was in the vid stated that this was an assembly for all the second graders celebrating all kinds of holidays.
I dunno, I've been to many school assemblies in my day and that auditorium seemed mighty quiet, especially if it was full of second graders. looked more like a practice to me.
Imagine the reaction in the media if this song had been about President George Bush? Or Jesus?
New Jersey’s education commissioner ordered a review after a YouTube video shows school children learning a song celebrating President Barack Obama.....
...the commissioner of NJ schools wants to know why other NJ schools are not doing this and why they have not done this sooner. (HUGE Sarc!!!)
That was a practice. Notice how one kid is doing it..then he gets back in line...and it was quiet.
Now the question that should be answered is just how to Charisse Carney Nunes get the tape. Her book was pictured in the video. Also, if they are going to claim that other presidents were honored as they have claimed...I want to know the lyrics for those songs as well. Who wrote the lyrics to the songs that kids sung
direct your questions to:
New Jersey Department of Education, Kathryn Forsyth, 609-292-1126 or 609-341-5295 email@example.com
As of this morning the website for the school was still down.
A complete contradiction in terms, but whatever.
Call the school and ask them where we can find the George Bush praise song?
The president of the local parent-teacher organization said she was “numb” when she saw the video.
“What month is White History Month?”
To do it justice, we would need a “White History Decade”, given the inventions, advancements, leaps made in science, medicine, energy, industry, agriculture, the arts, etc, etc, etc. Naturally that wouldn’t be FAIR...you know, like MOST facts are unfair according to the left.
HehHehHeh. The servers have burst into flames, no doubt.
“commissioner wants to ensure that students can celebrate Black History Month without ‘inappropriate partisan politics in the classroom’.”
WTF are we doing still doing this “Black History Month” crap? It’s RACIST, and it needs to stop.
This is a change. Last night the comment from him was: this was unauthorized and part of black history month.
So... I really thought this would end at this statement because everyone would be afraid to dare say anything for fear of being called a racist...
I am glad common sense has been added to the statement
"without "inappropriate partisan politics in the classroom."
>>>Forsyth also said the teacher who directed the song and is not shown in the video retired at the end of the school year.<<<
Fire her, retroactively, for misconduct, and take away her pension!
Agreed. I think we need, People are discriminated against because of affirmative action... awareness month.
Or... our brave Great Grandfathers of WWII-history awareness month.
Not the first time controversy has gone to the school district.
The Union WILL NOT allow that to happen.
Whoever authorized that brainswashing and cult-leader worship session, along with the woman leading the session, should be lined up and have their posteriors kicked mightily. And then unceremonioulsy fired. That is by far the creepiest, most chilling thing I’ve ever witnessed in my almost sixty years years on this planet. In America yet. Young children. I thought the Hollyweird celebrity Demi Moore-inspired nonsense was creepy. This is creepier.
Much more insidious brainwashing has been going on for the last 20 years in public schools where ever "diversity" and "multiculturalism" was established.
John Dewey, a Progressive, took over the school's curriculum and inserted cultural Marxism....the results: someone like zero elected. People like Dewey had to hide their schemes originally because it was a lot harder to implement his ideas with the 50's (in-tact family) generation, although not impossible since the media was controlled by Marxists (see 60's revolution).
Watch the whole video. they sing his truth goes marching on
The thing that makes me wonder about when the video was shot, is the fact that several (at least 3 - maybe more) kids are wearing short sleeve shirts. I have a second grader and I would not send him to school in a short sleeve shirt in February.
well the last song they were singing was originally a christian song, mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the lord
This wasn’t praising the things Obama had done. By February about all he’d accomplished was overturning Bush’s positions on abortion.
This was about echoing DNC mantras and Socialist positions. Doesn’t MATTER if inequities do NOT exist (equal work for equal pay) NOR that Obama has done nothing to “change” them.
Lets be realistic for a second here. This probably happens 1000 times a year or more across the country. The only reason it was inappropriate to teach partisan politics in this case was that they were caught.
Exactly - they were just doing the bidding of the NEA and their dim bulb party bosses...
It’s a huge entrenched issue. The state schools are partisan breeding grounds for entitlement and socialism...let’s not kid ourselves...
Some may be better than others...
But we spend something like twice+ the money per student there and get something like 70% of the results - plus, BONUS, they’re indoctrinated as Democrats and Socialists...
What a deal for the hard working conservative taxpayer that puts their kid through a modest Christian or other type of private school, huh?
SCHOOL VOUCHERS NOW!
PS: It sure pays to videotape stuff these days, hey? Make sure you’re following the laws of your state I suppose.
The "horse" expects a princely pension then.
Communist Party USA opposed going to war against Nazi Germany. At least until Hitler betrayed their beloved Stalin, butcher of millions.
I agree with you black history month is racist. should be american history
no change..statement last night was from Manno.
The big lie is that Atheism is "not a religion" so therefore teaching liberal "secular humanist" morality "isn't violating" the separation of Church and State. Except they are telling the children of those who follow the religions of the world that homosexuality really ISN'T a sin. Neither is pre-marital sex. Neither is abortion.
They are taught that if God DOES exist (His name can never be mentioned) that the Big Bang was mere coincidence and God played no role (or god(s) sprang forth from the same event).
Freedom of Religion is NOT Freedom FROM Religion. Making the antitheist faith (and there are a number of best sellers by Atheist Supremacists these days) the defacto state religion is also against the Constitution.
I noticed the clothing too. If it was in the west coast, I wouldn’t give it a thought. But east coast, yeah...it’s still pretty chilly in Feb.
Maybe they keep the school very warm?
The other 8 months of the year, Yea!
If you don’t EFFING have time to salute the nation’s flag, you don’t EFFING have time to sing “Dear Leader” praises to 0bama. Everyone involved with this deserves to be fired immediately.
Except they are telling the children of those who follow the religions of the world that homosexuality really ISN’T a sin. Neither is pre-marital sex. Neither is abortion.
Right, the Anti-theist morality/religion, in plain sight.
I noticed the clothing too. If it was in the west coast, I wouldnt give it a thought. But east coast, yeah...its still pretty chilly in Feb.
Maybe they keep the school very warm?
What’s the date on the YouTube?
The school administrator’s biggest concern is the taping of what goes on in the classroom.
Parents are to be kept uninformed at all costs.
thanks it is hard to keep all of the Obama corruption straight, as we have no real MSmedia.
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