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Organizers of proposed Obama school on Island will need new name
silive.com ^ | Dec.15, 2009 | Amy Padnani

Posted on 12/15/2009 7:00:51 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Organizers of a proposed charter school named after the president have rescinded the honor after the Obama Administration informed them of a long-standing White House policy disallowing the use of the president's name while he is in office.

The group designing the Barack Obama Community Charter School also learned a state law prohibits naming institutions for a living person without his or her permission. The new name for the proposed K-8 is the Staten Island Community Charter School.

One of the organizers, Lorna Harris of Silver Lake, said committee members are disappointed about having to change the name.

"We chose the name because the president's values and the foundational values of our school are so closely aligned," she said. "We also chose the name because of the inspiration of the president's life story."

Still, Harris said the culture at the school will be just as enriching and inspirational as originally planned.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: academia; bho44; namesake; statenisland

1 posted on 12/15/2009 7:00:52 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Name it after his father then.


2 posted on 12/15/2009 7:02:36 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There are already schools named after Obama, in Chicago I think


3 posted on 12/15/2009 7:03:23 PM PST by GeronL (Join the Palin Beer Summit Putsch!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They may be glad they didn’t in a couple of years....


4 posted on 12/15/2009 7:03:53 PM PST by keepitreal ( Don't tread on me.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why would they name a Charter School after Obama? he’s against them.


5 posted on 12/15/2009 7:04:05 PM PST by Ballygrl
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They could just name it Messiah of the Universe School. Or His Eloquence the King of the Cosmos School. Everyone would know who it refers to. They don’t need no silly old Obama name. Let’s call a spade a spade: High Potentate and King of the Job-Saving Grifters Special Humdinger Charter School.


6 posted on 12/15/2009 7:04:38 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: sionnsar

If Obama is out name it after Castro.


7 posted on 12/15/2009 7:04:43 PM PST by Patrick1
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“...a long-standing White House policy disallowing the use of the president’s name while he is in office.”

And no one will want to use the disgraced name after we kick the Klod out of office in ‘12.


8 posted on 12/15/2009 7:05:51 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"We chose the name because the president's values and the foundational values of our school are so closely aligned," she said.

Not because he's black. Nope. Couldn't be.

9 posted on 12/15/2009 7:06:06 PM PST by Nighttime in America
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Alinsky High
10 posted on 12/15/2009 7:07:06 PM PST by Red in Blue PA (Obama, Hitler, Stalin: Who are 3 people nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.)
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To: Ballygrl

He’s only against charter schools not named for hisself. There’s charter schools and then there’s charter schools.


11 posted on 12/15/2009 7:07:44 PM PST by Houghton M.
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The new name for the proposed K-8 is the Staten Island Community Charter School.

They should have went with the Staten Island Community Organizer Charter School... Then it would be kinda like naming it after him

12 posted on 12/15/2009 7:07:47 PM PST by skully (Islamofascists love death more then life, PC cowards love diversity more then life. We're so F'd!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They can name it “The Mmmm, Mmmmm, Mmmmm Charter School”


13 posted on 12/15/2009 7:07:52 PM PST by DLfromthedesert
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To: Free ThinkerNY; GeronL

Huh???

http://www.obama.spps.org/


14 posted on 12/15/2009 7:10:30 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"We chose the name because the president's values and the foundational values of our school are so closely aligned,"

ut-oh

If that's the case then why does it have to be a charter school when it can just be a regular standard public school of indoctrination?

15 posted on 12/15/2009 7:15:17 PM PST by Mr_Moonlight
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To: Free ThinkerNY
JUST USE HIS "CODE NAME" ... JOTUS HIGH

JOTUS

16 posted on 12/15/2009 7:16:31 PM PST by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Is that a labor union-run or ACORN run school?


17 posted on 12/15/2009 7:17:33 PM PST by GeronL (Join the Palin Beer Summit Putsch!!)
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To: sionnsar

Barry Soeroro School might work


18 posted on 12/15/2009 7:17:37 PM PST by GOPPachyderm
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They can name it after his nephew, Fidel Castro Odinga.


19 posted on 12/15/2009 7:19:18 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Name it after Aunt Esther.


20 posted on 12/15/2009 7:21:10 PM PST by JPG (Al Gore, the several million degree man.)
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To: GeronL

The ever popular magnet/charter school...

Whatever the heck that is....


21 posted on 12/15/2009 7:27:06 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (Merry Christmas, FReepers!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bow Barry Charter School.


22 posted on 12/15/2009 7:27:56 PM PST by eaglestar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Long standing policy? I thought there was a school in Long Island already named after the Messiah.


23 posted on 12/15/2009 7:30:10 PM PST by Unam Sanctam
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To: Unam Sanctam

There’s a few. Most are charter schools, but I think the one in Hempstead, Long Island is a regular school.

Having lived on Long Island, I can tell you Hempstead is the type of neighborhood that would elect Obama with 95% of the vote, if you grasp my meaning.

They tried to rename a Valley Stream LI school but the people rebelled.


24 posted on 12/15/2009 7:53:42 PM PST by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

They could call it OBummer.


25 posted on 12/15/2009 8:00:51 PM PST by divine_moment_of_facts
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just cut out the middleman and name it after Karl Marx.


26 posted on 12/15/2009 8:18:41 PM PST by Iron Munro (God is great - Beer is good - People are crazy.)
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To: Iron Munro
"Just cut out the middleman and name it after Karl Marx."

Silly. Marx is White.

27 posted on 12/15/2009 8:45:40 PM PST by blam
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I think “Obamunism Grade School” would work just fine. Or “Obamao Elementary.” Or “Obozo Grammar School.” What’s holding them back?


28 posted on 12/15/2009 8:51:27 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: sionnsar

Frank Davis Charter School?


29 posted on 12/15/2009 9:31:21 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Organizers of a proposed charter school named after the president have rescinded the honor after the Obama Administration informed them of a long-standing White House policy disallowing the use of the president's name while he is in office.

That kills the proposal for many, many years if the socialist's "President-for-Life" supporters get their way.

30 posted on 12/16/2009 12:59:05 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Because this is Staten Island which will be an epicenter of the tsunami next November, “The Obama school” will NEVER happen.


31 posted on 12/16/2009 4:18:46 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Gulag No. 1 sounds good.


32 posted on 12/16/2009 5:56:17 AM PST by sergeantdave
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