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N.J. education chief orders review after Burlington school children learn song about Obama
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/09/nj_education_commissioner_orde.html ^ | September 2005 | Associated Press

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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1 posted on 09/25/2009 7:06:51 AM PDT by TinaJeannes
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To: TinaJeannes

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.


2 posted on 09/25/2009 7:08:48 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: TinaJeannes

> 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.


3 posted on 09/25/2009 7:08:56 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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To: TinaJeannes

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.

Tick...tick...tick


4 posted on 09/25/2009 7:10:18 AM PDT by Walrus (My congressman is toast in 2010 --- how about yours?)
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To: TinaJeannes

“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


6 posted on 09/25/2009 7:10:40 AM PDT by albie
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To: DieHard the Hunter

Yep.

Damage done for sure. It’s criminal to corrupt young minds that way.


7 posted on 09/25/2009 7:11:19 AM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: TinaJeannes

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.


8 posted on 09/25/2009 7:12:13 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act)
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To: DieHard the Hunter

“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.


9 posted on 09/25/2009 7:13:22 AM PDT by Liberty Ship ("Lord, make me fast and accurate.")
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To: albie

Excellent point. How about Clarence Thomas? Michael Steele? Condi Rice?


10 posted on 09/25/2009 7:13:31 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act)
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To: albie

What month is White History Month ?


11 posted on 09/25/2009 7:14:16 AM PDT by crazyotto
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To: TinaJeannes
Now I understand. This was just a little innocent celebration of black history month last February. And the evvvvvil right wingers sat on it to release now so as to embarrass the Dear Leader during the G-20 meetings.

Only problem with that theory is that the Dear Leader is incapable of embarrassment.

12 posted on 09/25/2009 7:14:21 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: TinaJeannes
The district said the students were participating in Black History Month in February.

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.

13 posted on 09/25/2009 7:14:36 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Ignore us at your peril.)
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To: TinaJeannes

Imagine the reaction in the media if this song had been about President George Bush? Or Jesus?


14 posted on 09/25/2009 7:15:49 AM PDT by apocalypto
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To: TinaJeannes

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!!!)


15 posted on 09/25/2009 7:18:20 AM PDT by mikelets456
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To: ozark hilljilly

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 kathryn.forsyth@doe.state.nj.us

As of this morning the website for the school was still down.


16 posted on 09/25/2009 7:19:43 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: TinaJeannes
Forsyth said the commissioner wants to ensure that students can celebrate Black History Month without "inappropriate partisan politics in the classroom."

A complete contradiction in terms, but whatever.

17 posted on 09/25/2009 7:21:08 AM PDT by workerbee (If you vote for Democrats, you are engaging in UnAmerican Activity.)
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To: TinaJeannes

Call the school and ask them where we can find the George Bush praise song?


18 posted on 09/25/2009 7:22:21 AM PDT by tobyhill (The Communist has arrived)
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To: tobyhill

The president of the local parent-teacher organization said she was “numb” when she saw the video.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,555220,00.html


19 posted on 09/25/2009 7:26:23 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: crazyotto

“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.


20 posted on 09/25/2009 7:27:44 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: RummyChick
As of this morning the website for the school was still down.

HehHehHeh. The servers have burst into flames, no doubt.

21 posted on 09/25/2009 7:27:55 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Ignore us at your peril.)
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To: RummyChick

Second graders are world famous
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1215931/He-said-clear-today-Equal-work-means-equal-pay—How-schoolchildren-taught-sing-Obamas-praises.html


22 posted on 09/25/2009 7:28:00 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: TinaJeannes

BTTT


23 posted on 09/25/2009 7:31:02 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: TinaJeannes

“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.


24 posted on 09/25/2009 7:31:12 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (POWER TO THE PEOPLE)
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To: TinaJeannes
Forsyth said the commissioner wants to ensure that students can celebrate Black History Month without "inappropriate partisan politics in the classroom."

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."

25 posted on 09/25/2009 7:31:43 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: TinaJeannes

>>>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!


26 posted on 09/25/2009 7:33:49 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: MayflowerMadam

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.


27 posted on 09/25/2009 7:36:01 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: TinaJeannes

Not the first time controversy has gone to the school district.

http://www.aclj.org/media/pdf/HostageDrillWebLetter.pdf


28 posted on 09/25/2009 7:36:26 AM PDT by tobyhill (The Communist has arrived)
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BTTT


29 posted on 09/25/2009 7:36:58 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Above My Pay Grade

The Union WILL NOT allow that to happen.


30 posted on 09/25/2009 7:36:58 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: TinaJeannes

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.


31 posted on 09/25/2009 7:37:35 AM PDT by driftless2 (for long term happiness, learn how to play the accordion)
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To: roaddog727
Damage done for sure. It’s criminal to corrupt young minds that way.

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).

32 posted on 09/25/2009 7:41:18 AM PDT by savagesusie
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To: TinaJeannes

Watch the whole video. they sing his truth goes marching on


33 posted on 09/25/2009 7:42:01 AM PDT by TinaJeannes
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To: ozark hilljilly

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.


34 posted on 09/25/2009 7:43:15 AM PDT by nitzy (Only a liberal could believe that one becomes a human at birth AND one becomes gay at conception.)
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To: apocalypto

well the last song they were singing was originally a christian song, mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the lord


35 posted on 09/25/2009 7:44:34 AM PDT by TinaJeannes
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To: Dilbert San Diego

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.


36 posted on 09/25/2009 7:44:58 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: Personal Responsibility

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.
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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.


37 posted on 09/25/2009 7:46:25 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: DieHard the Hunter
the horse has bolted

The "horse" expects a princely pension then.

ML/NJ

38 posted on 09/25/2009 7:46:49 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
Agreed. I think we need... our brave Great Grandfathers of WWII-history awareness month.

Communist Party USA opposed going to war against Nazi Germany. At least until Hitler betrayed their beloved Stalin, butcher of millions.

39 posted on 09/25/2009 7:47:27 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

I agree with you black history month is racist. should be american history


40 posted on 09/25/2009 7:47:38 AM PDT by TinaJeannes
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

no change..statement last night was from Manno.


41 posted on 09/25/2009 7:52:17 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: SeattleBruce
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?

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.

42 posted on 09/25/2009 7:52:51 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: nitzy

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?


43 posted on 09/25/2009 7:53:25 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Ignore us at your peril.)
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To: crazyotto

The other 8 months of the year, Yea!


44 posted on 09/25/2009 8:00:21 AM PDT by goldi (')
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To: TinaJeannes

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.


45 posted on 09/25/2009 8:01:18 AM PDT by ScottinVA (This Revolution will be peaceful if possible; other than peaceful if necessary.)
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To: a fool in paradise

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.
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Right, the Anti-theist morality/religion, in plain sight.


46 posted on 09/25/2009 8:09:14 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: ozark hilljilly

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?
+++++++++++++++

What’s the date on the YouTube?


47 posted on 09/25/2009 8:10:44 AM PDT by SeattleBruce (God, Family, Church, Country - Keep on Tea Partiers - party like it's 1773!)
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To: TinaJeannes

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.


48 posted on 09/25/2009 8:13:51 AM PDT by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: RummyChick

thanks it is hard to keep all of the Obama corruption straight, as we have no real MSmedia.


49 posted on 09/25/2009 8:39:04 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: Personal Responsibility
The epitome of Liberal philosophy and situation ethics:

The Guilt is Not in the Doing, but in the Getting Caught.


50 posted on 09/25/2009 8:43:10 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s........you weren't really there)
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