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Obama Wants More School, Shorter Break
AOL ^ | 27 September 2009 | AOL

Posted on 09/27/2009 4:32:40 PM PDT by NavVet

WASHINGTON (Sept. 27) -- Students beware: The summer vacation you just enjoyed could be sharply curtailed if President Barack Obama gets his way.

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KEYWORDS: agenda; arth; bho44; bhoeducation; federalism; obama; school; summer
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One more area the federal government is taking over I guess. Obamacare, ObamaED, Obama Motors...It is a brave new world.
1 posted on 09/27/2009 4:32:40 PM PDT by NavVet
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To: NavVet
All that 10th Amendment stuff is going to start kicking in if this keeps up. Schools don't belong to the Federal Gov. The way the “feds” have “guided” schools, I'm for LESS SCHOOLS as in maybe none. If we give Obama 12 months to indoctrinate the kids we'll really be in trouble.
2 posted on 09/27/2009 4:35:12 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (The Patriot's Flag at http://www.thepatriotsflag.com/)
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To: NavVet

Is there anyplace this pig won’t put his snout?


3 posted on 09/27/2009 4:35:21 PM PDT by mom4melody
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To: NavVet

More hours to subject kids to indoctrination.


4 posted on 09/27/2009 4:35:29 PM PDT by FoxInSocks (B. Hussein Obama: Central Planning Czar)
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To: NavVet

No! This is perfect! This is the ONE way to make sure the future voters will never vote for a Democrat!!1 Go Obama


5 posted on 09/27/2009 4:36:05 PM PDT by karatemom
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To: NavVet

The Presidency is out of control. The primary role of the President is to serve of commander and chief and to ensure the safety of the US against all enemies, foreign and domestic. It’s not the President’s role to define the school year.


6 posted on 09/27/2009 4:36:44 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: NavVet

Translation: More indoctrination time needed.


7 posted on 09/27/2009 4:37:28 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: karatemom

>No! This is perfect! This is the ONE way to make sure the future voters will never vote for a Democrat!!

You’re assuming that logic/thinking will be taught...


8 posted on 09/27/2009 4:38:46 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: NavVet

I wouldn’t mind longer hours and shorter vacation time for students if it meant they really learned something besides ‘political crap’ (PC), like social justice and community service!

My kid was home taught and completed his school work during daytime. We also did not take long vacations - he worked through the summer months but had plenty of time to play outside with his friends.

So it isn’t the longer hours or school year that bother me - it is what exactly do they intend to teach during those hours and days?


9 posted on 09/27/2009 4:38:52 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: OneWingedShark

“Translation: More indoctrination time needed.”

Actually, it’s more likely a payoff to the teacher’s union. They would, of course, need more money and more teachers since they are working more.


10 posted on 09/27/2009 4:41:39 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: NavVet

Obozo wants more control for more indoctrination.


11 posted on 09/27/2009 4:42:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: cripplecreek

Sounds like he wants more time for the children to worship their dear leader. So now Bozo the Clown wants to take away the kids vacations. What next, their Nintendo Wii’s. This is ridiculous. Obama is just another Fidel Castro


12 posted on 09/27/2009 4:43:44 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: All

Why do they need more time to teach the R’s???


13 posted on 09/27/2009 4:43:57 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Can't Stop the Signal!)
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To: NavVet
The govenment wants to "raise" your kids.

How do you feel about that?

14 posted on 09/27/2009 4:45:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I don't remember Americans being called "racists" when we fought against Hillarycare.)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Not his role to “define the school year.” Excellent point. This hardly started with Clinton but we can blame him for placing more emphasis on what the federal government does to schools when he came out with that proposal for all kids to wear school uniforms. I thought many parents would resent that intrusion but apparently not. Too many soft headed dolts thought this meant Clinton and the Democrats really cared about their kids. That was yet another sign the country was starting to go down the drain, IMO.


15 posted on 09/27/2009 4:45:36 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: Sarah Barracuda

“Sounds like he wants more time for the children to worship their dear leader.”

He’d better be careful— cut vacations too much and he’ll lose the mock 2012 election among third-graders!


16 posted on 09/27/2009 4:46:49 PM PDT by sthguard (Pres__ent Obama: He's All Ego.)
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To: NavVet
Yeah, “I want my kids to see less of their parents and more of bureaucrats!”

This kind of statist monster isn't a partisan thing. Remember Bush I was “The Education (establishment) President” and Reagan betrayed us by bringing in that creep Bennett after promising to abolish the DoE when there was a realistic chance to do it. Face it, our rulers want your children.

The ONLY optimistic trend i see in this once-free country is that home-schooling has progressed so much in just a generation. Maybe there's hope.

17 posted on 09/27/2009 4:48:27 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: OneWingedShark

I am a teacher. If I am forced to work in the summer, it will be three months of “A democrat did this to us.” Over and over-
Barack Hussein Obama
mmm mmm mmm
forced this crap upon us
mmm mmm mmm mmm
:)


18 posted on 09/27/2009 4:48:42 PM PDT by karatemom
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To: Sarah Barracuda
listen carefully at the 1 minute spot in the video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5hsJmXCtLY&feature=related

19 posted on 09/27/2009 4:49:19 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: NavVet

Mmm Mmm Mmm
Barack Hussein Obama

Teacher makes us chant for this guy
Now we’re in school in late July

Mmm Mmm Mmm
Barack Hussein Obama

Because it’s August and I’m in class
I’m gonna ask Mom and Dad to vote out his @$$

Mmm Mmm Mmm


20 posted on 09/27/2009 4:51:12 PM PDT by LostInBayport (The magnetic strip on the back of the Race Card is worn out from overuse.)
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To: NavVet
What a joke. This is the NEA, trying to get raises, and Obama wants increased social conditioning for students , so they will fit into his planned Utopia.

Summer vacation is the only respite that students get from the Brainwashing they get in public schools these days, when they can actually learn how the real world works.

21 posted on 09/27/2009 4:51:56 PM PDT by Candor7 (The effective weapons against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (Member NRA)
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To: FoxInSocks

And the schools collect money for each student, for each day of attendance. It has nothing at all to do with education. IT’S ABOUT MONEY!


22 posted on 09/27/2009 4:51:58 PM PDT by Freddd
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To: karatemom
Karatemom, I am planning to play the James Clavell video on The Children's Store to my students.

The kids need to be able to tell when they are being indoctrinated.

Here is a link to part one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZzNVx4ZN9A&feature=related

23 posted on 09/27/2009 4:52:33 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: karatemom

Do you have any idea how many people would love a year round baby sitter ?

There are a lot of lazy freakin people out there


24 posted on 09/27/2009 4:53:02 PM PDT by Lera
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To: OneWingedShark
Translation: More indoctrination time needed.

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"Mm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that all must lend a hand
To make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said we must be fair today
Equal work means equal pay
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said that we must take a stand
To make sure everyone gets a chance
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

He said red, yellow, black or white
All are equal in his sight
Mmm, mmm, mm!
Barack Hussein Obama

Yes!
Mmm, mmm, mm
Barack Hussein Obama"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Leoqa9i-5Jk

In case this particular video disappears, try these YouTube search results for "Obama""song":
http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=obama+song&search_type=&aq=0&oq=obama+

25 posted on 09/27/2009 4:53:24 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: karatemom

This is great. George McGovern proposed the same thing and many of us kids swore we’d never vote Democrat ever because of it. Teachers wouldn’t even defend him on that one.


26 posted on 09/27/2009 4:56:05 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: karatemom

When I was a kid, in the 2nd Grade, my school was a local polling place. Back then, adults actually talked to children- and the poll workers on election day told me and my brother that if Goldwater was elected he’d make us go to school on Saturdays and all year round, and we should go home and tell our parents to vote for President Johnson.

After we did that, my dad was a lot more impressed with Goldwater’s platform than he was previously.


27 posted on 09/27/2009 4:57:22 PM PDT by I_Like_Spam
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To: NavVet

FUBO.

You’ll get to my kids over my dead body.


28 posted on 09/27/2009 4:58:10 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: NavVet
When did Obama move into my school district and get elected to the school board?

FUBO!

29 posted on 09/27/2009 5:13:07 PM PDT by Senator_Blutarski (No good deed goes unpunished.)
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To: NavVet
Two things amaze me about conservatives:

1) They consistently fail to realize that **conservatives** must stop “Waiting for Godot”. If were are going to save this nation we **must** get our nation's children into tuition-free PRIVATE conservative schools! We must do this NOW! We must do this ourselves! All those quotes from Lenin, Hitler, and Mao about educating the next generation are TRUE!!

2) I am amazed at how seriously clueless so many conservatives are about government schooling. We see comments on Free Republic daily from conservatives who foolishly believe that government schools would be “fixed” if only:

* The NEA were abolished
* The Department of Education were abolish
* Local control were re-instituted
* More parents volunteered in the PTA
* If conservatives controlled the school boards
* If evolution were eliminated
* We had the Pledge and prayer
* If government schools were only like they were in the early 1960s ( 50s) (40s) etc.

ad nauseam!

Government schools always have been and always will be socialism for parents who want something for FREE! Socialism can not be fixed!

ALL government schools from the very beginning in the mid-1800s are an object lesson for all children in socialism. All children learn ( just by attending) that the government can take money from their neighbor to pay for a service their parents want for free. Well?...If education can by taken from your neighbor's wallet, why not FDR's New Deal, retirement, disability, prescriptions, health care, free art and public radio, transportation, food, clothing, housing, and anything else the voting mob wants for free?

Government schools didn't make FDR's New Deal or Obamacare possible. Government schools made them INEVITABLE!!!!

( This post is a repeat of the same story. I posted the above on those other threads.)

30 posted on 09/27/2009 5:13:31 PM PDT by wintertime (People are not stupid! Good ideas win!)
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To: NavVet
Such a hideous control freak our president is ...

I wonder if Honduras is selling a pamphlet on how to oust your leader ...
31 posted on 09/27/2009 5:15:13 PM PDT by mlizzy (Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Chapels Everywhere spells P.E.A.C.E.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments
The ONLY optimistic trend i see in this once-free country is that home-schooling has progressed so much in just a generation.

You can be damn sure King Baraq is looking for a way to put an end to home schooling.

32 posted on 09/27/2009 5:18:02 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ("Prosperity is just around the corner." Herbert Hoover, 1932)
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To: NavVet

Does 0bama realize he is an idiot-or is 0bama too stupid to understand he is an idiot


33 posted on 09/27/2009 5:23:03 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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My homeschooled children never spent more than 2 hours a day in formal study. The rest of the time they played and had outside activities.

Honestly...What are schools doing all day that can't be finished in 2 serious hours of study?

( We did homeschool Monday through Friday all year except for major holidays and my husband's 4 weeks of vacation.)

34 posted on 09/27/2009 5:24:33 PM PDT by wintertime (People are not stupid! Good ideas win!)
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To: SatinDoll

They’ll teach the 3 R’s; recycling, reproduction and rebellion.


35 posted on 09/27/2009 5:25:02 PM PDT by chickenlips
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To: NavVet

We don’t need MORE school we need BETTER education. Provide vouchers!


36 posted on 09/27/2009 5:30:51 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: NavVet

Another way to raise taxes—because your property taxes will go up 25% if school has to be open 25% more of the time...just another way the admin is looking to raise some dough, while looking like it’s “giving” us something. Same as health care, cap and trade and all the rest.


37 posted on 09/27/2009 5:36:03 PM PDT by browniexyz
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Wait, our little friend Newtie forgot to get rid of the federal Dept of Education, don cha know, even though the 94 election was in part for the purpose of doing so.


38 posted on 09/27/2009 5:37:18 PM PDT by browniexyz
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To: NavVet

I teach and I am going to tell my 24 3rd graders on Monday who for some reason idolize n0bama that he wants them to go to school during the summer.


39 posted on 09/27/2009 5:41:21 PM PDT by gop4lyf (Obama wants to raise taxes and kill babies. Palin wants to raise babies and kill taxes.)
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To: cripplecreek

GOOD—our kids have the shortest school year in the world. No wonder they are so far behind. And this isn’t a bone to the Teacher’s Union—they want more time off not more days where they can pretend to teach. Education needs reform—that is true. Can Obama do it right? I don’t think so.


40 posted on 09/27/2009 5:52:09 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: NavVet

He’s doing what Hillary’s old girls tell him to do fer wimmin.


41 posted on 09/27/2009 5:53:43 PM PDT by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote)
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To: NavVet

From the man who is on a perpetual vacation.


42 posted on 09/27/2009 6:23:21 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: NavVet
Japanese kids spend even less time than ours in school, yet do better anyway.

Obama may want to place the blame somewhere else.

From the AP: "Kids in the U.S. spend more hours in school (1,146 instructional hours per year) than do kids in the Asian countries that persistently outscore the U.S. on math and science tests — Singapore (903), Taiwan (1,050), Japan (1,005) and Hong Kong (1,013). That is despite the fact that Taiwan, Japan and Hong Kong have longer school years (190 to 201 days) than does the U.S. (180 days)."

link

43 posted on 09/27/2009 6:27:01 PM PDT by Dementio
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To: LostInBayport

Excellent rhyme and oh so true! Thanks for the chucke!


44 posted on 09/27/2009 6:35:07 PM PDT by NorwegianViking (Organizing for America)
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To: Candor7

“Summer vacation is the only respite that students get from the Brainwashing they get in public schools these days, when they can actually learn how the real world works.”

Summer is the only respite teachers get from putting up with brats, crappy parents and arrogant administrators. Not to mention, taking classes to keep up with the licensing requirements, maybe getting a vacation between the end of summer school and the beginning of the new school year etc.


45 posted on 09/27/2009 6:42:18 PM PDT by swmobuffalo ("We didn't seek the approval of Code Pink and MoveOn.org before deciding what to do")
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To: Dementio

Kids spend more time and do more homework in US schools than ever. Yet a BA today is the equivalent of a HS diploma in 1948. That’s because schools aren’t for learning. Never have been. They’re warehouses for state indoctrination.

Private schools aren’t much better, just different aims.


46 posted on 09/27/2009 6:46:10 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Actually, many private schools are better - much! In our city, there are many private schools because the public ones are abysmal. Everyone I know either sends their children to a private school or they homeschool. Both of those are far better options than most public schools - but that also depends on the area because some cities have great public schools that are still strong academically. Around here, it’s a no contest with a couple of exceptional public schools.


47 posted on 09/27/2009 7:43:46 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: NorwegianViking

Glad you liked it...we have to mock these things and use their rules against them!


48 posted on 09/27/2009 8:00:04 PM PDT by LostInBayport (The magnetic strip on the back of the Race Card is worn out from overuse.)
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To: NavVet

Teachers will not be amused! He has a funny way of paying back the hand that elected him.


49 posted on 09/27/2009 8:01:16 PM PDT by Citizen Soldier (Just got up from Bedroomshire)
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To: NavVet

I wonder if all the schoolkids will want to sing the Obama song now.


50 posted on 09/27/2009 10:59:05 PM PDT by Marie2 (The second mouse gets the cheese.)
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