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Georgia 3rd graders asked to dress up like Cesar Chavez, Lyndon Johnson, FDR...etc for class.
Vanity ^ | 08/05/12 | Vanity

Posted on 08/05/2012 6:01:42 PM PDT by barmag25

What is the best way to bring this up to the school Board??? My daughter is going into the 3rd grade this year. While looking up a supplies list on the school website my wife found that the schools 3rd grade site showed some projects that they should be prepared for this school year. Under the social studies tab it showed a project were the kids will dress up as one of the following people and do a report on that person. The list is in pictures on the website. Their choices are as follows.

Susan B. Anthony Paul Revere Frederick Douglas Mary McCoud Bethune Eleanor Roosevelt Thurgood Marshall Lyndon B Johnson Franklin D. Roosevelt Cesar Chavez

Also another project is to write a song or RAP about democracy.

I'm thinking private school.

Below is a link to the school. Northwest Elementary in Murray County Ga.

http://nwewildkids.com/Site/SOCIAL_STUDIES.html


TOPICS: Government; US: Georgia
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1 posted on 08/05/2012 6:01:54 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

Have her dress up as Cesar Romero and play innocent.


2 posted on 08/05/2012 6:04:47 PM PDT by LukeL (Barack Obama: Jimmy Carter 2 Electric Boogaloo)
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To: barmag25

Click on the vanity tab that is highlighted. It is a link as well to the schools website.


3 posted on 08/05/2012 6:05:45 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: LukeL

As Joker.

Take pictures. Post them. Please.


4 posted on 08/05/2012 6:08:27 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: barmag25

I suppose a report on FDR or LBJ could focus on their terribly destructive and long-lasting policies and how the country has suffered because of their administrations.


5 posted on 08/05/2012 6:08:45 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: barmag25

Have her dress as Margaret Sanger and expound on how killing black babies will improve the country.


6 posted on 08/05/2012 6:09:46 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Legalize Freedom!!)
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To: barmag25

Susan B Anthony was pro-life. Frederick Douglass preached self-reliance. Those would both be good choices just because the message they spoke differs from what leftist teachers think they professed. Of course you’re right that there should have been far more politically “diverse” options.


7 posted on 08/05/2012 6:13:21 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: Numbers Guy

Oh, and Cesar Chavez was pro-life too.


8 posted on 08/05/2012 6:13:59 PM PDT by Numbers Guy
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To: barmag25

In Murray county???? Incredible...


9 posted on 08/05/2012 6:14:39 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: barmag25

Paul Revere, excellent! Have her tell how the British attempted to confiscate the guns and ammunition of the Colonists at Lexington & Concird, who repelled them with said guns & ammo. Then have here write how important the 2nd Amendment still is in American today and how any future attempt by Tyrannical politicians in Mordor to confiscate the guns of Americans will be met with a similar response.


10 posted on 08/05/2012 6:15:01 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Numbers Guy

Wasn’t he also anti-illegal “immigration”? So it has been said here on FreeRepublic.


11 posted on 08/05/2012 6:17:22 PM PDT by Sister_T
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To: barmag25
Hugo Chavez, you say?

Your child will be the envy of the class!

12 posted on 08/05/2012 6:17:52 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass
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To: clee1

I think its all Ga. schools. Look above the pictures under where it says ‘Great people in our history’ it lists a Georgia State Standard number then list the choices.


13 posted on 08/05/2012 6:18:01 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

You’re in for a long battle. Play smart, play friendly, and make sure your child is not targeted for political retribution.

Consider an anonymous, respectful, but forceful communique to district.

BTW, many educators are empathetic to the concerns of Conservatives. Of course, many are not.


14 posted on 08/05/2012 6:22:27 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: barmag25

Scary Clown Day?


15 posted on 08/05/2012 6:22:58 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: barmag25

When are conservatives going to wake up?

If these parents were rational that school would be empty on the first day of school.


16 posted on 08/05/2012 6:23:15 PM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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To: barmag25
http://nwewildkids.com

'Nuf said.

17 posted on 08/05/2012 6:25:10 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ezekiel

That is a funny coincidence but I think its a play on their mascot name. Northwest Elementary Wildcats


18 posted on 08/05/2012 6:27:34 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

Dress her up as Sarah Palin.


19 posted on 08/05/2012 6:28:18 PM PDT by Rodm
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To: barmag25

my kid was in 3rd grade last year and came home one day talking about chavez as well. i asked who else they had studied in “social studies” and was told FDR and LBJ. I asked in Washington, Lincoln or Reagan had been studied....the answer was no.

So i took it upon myself to explain socialism and why chavez, fdr and lbj were socialist and of course linked them with dimocrats and obama. it was an interesting week at the house.

i’m seriously considering running for the BOE next go ‘round to see what conservative influence we can get in the school. also, if my kid does speak out, i can provide some degree of cover. i’ve seen some odumbo stickers on cars in the teacher parking lot.

btw, i’m in a pretty red county.


20 posted on 08/05/2012 6:29:56 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: barmag25

Have the kid dress as FDR and do a spiel about ordering Nimitz and MacArthur to kill more Japs and stack them up like cordwood. That’ll freak out the teacher.


21 posted on 08/05/2012 6:31:32 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: barmag25

Complain to the teacher about the short list of names, also note that it seems somewhat biased to you. Keep it polite and to the point. Ask him or her, why only these choices? Offer alternative additional names from across the the political spectrum.

Depending on his or her response, then take it to the principal and then the school board.


22 posted on 08/05/2012 6:32:14 PM PDT by GreenLanternCorps ("Barack Obama" is Swahili for "Jimmy Carter".)
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To: barmag25

Sending kids to public school is child abuse obviously. Send them to private...who cares if you can’t buy a car every year or take that vacation every year. If you love your kids, you sacrifice.


23 posted on 08/05/2012 6:32:33 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: ealgeone

What state are you in?


24 posted on 08/05/2012 6:33:19 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: Gene Eric

Play smart, play friendly,...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Don’t play! Remove your child and work to shut down our nation’s system of godless and socialist-entitlement schooling.


25 posted on 08/05/2012 6:33:45 PM PDT by wintertime (:-))
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To: barmag25
You might want to be real careful about LBJ. I read a book by, I think it was his press secretary that said that the steps were still going up on AF-1 and LBJ was already shucking all of his clothes.

And he met with others that way...

26 posted on 08/05/2012 6:37:02 PM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: barmag25
Dress her up as Ronald Reagan and tell them she preferred to come as a modern political hero instead of a socialistic narcissist.....that’ll ruin their day!!!
27 posted on 08/05/2012 6:41:19 PM PDT by ontap
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To: barmag25

Cesar Chavez
“In 1969, Chavez led a march to the Mexican border to protest illegal immigration. Joining him were Sen. Walter Mondale and Martin Luther King’s successor as head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Ralph Abernathy.

The UFW picketed INS offices to demand closure of the border. Chavez also finked on illegal alien scabs to la migra. Columnist Ruben Navarrette Jr. reported in the Arizona Republic, “Cesar Chavez, a labor leader intent on protecting union membership, was as effective a surrogate for the INS as ever existed. Indeed, Chavez and the United Farm Workers Union he headed routinely reported, to the INS, for deportation, suspected illegal immigrants who served as strikebreakers or refused to unionize.”

Like today’s Minutemen, UFW staffers under the command of Chavez’s brother Manuel patrolled the Arizona-Mexico border to keep out illegal aliens. Unlike the well-behaved Minutemen, however, Chavez’s boys sometimes beat up intruders.”


28 posted on 08/05/2012 6:43:18 PM PDT by running_dog_lackey
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To: barmag25

When it comes to raising one’s kids, I LOATHE to jump in. But as a parent and grandparent, this one just doesn’t bother me. It’s a chance to learn some history and maybe teach the other kids a few things. This could be a real positive.

BUT ... to each his own. If it bothers you, talk to the teacher. Quite frankly, that always worked for me over the years. Perhaps I was lucky.


29 posted on 08/05/2012 6:48:45 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: barmag25

I would say that the real problem isn’t the “role models” they’ve chosen - disgusting as they are. The problem is that even if they had chosen Alexander Hamilton and Betsy Ross, this dressing up (I’m assuming accompanied by the reading aloud of a “report” - is a ridiculous waste of time. When I was in third grade we were learning long division, long multiplication, drawing maps of the continents and being taught about ancient Egypt. And being taught what a noun, verb, adjective, adverb, subject and predicate were. (Private school). Does your child know these, and will she be taught them this year? That is the issue you need to address.


30 posted on 08/05/2012 6:48:52 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: ealgeone

Please read my earlier post about the curriculem as a whole.


31 posted on 08/05/2012 6:51:16 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: barmag25

Go stand on the desk of the district Superintendent.

I’m not joking.

Do it.


32 posted on 08/05/2012 6:54:14 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: ealgeone

If you’re seriously planning to run for a BOE position it will definitely help your cause to brush up on proper written English.


33 posted on 08/05/2012 7:02:20 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Liberals, at their core, are aggressive & dangerous to everyone around them,)
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To: barmag25; All

I’m an inner city public school teacher and here is what everyone is missing: The country is slowly moving toward a core curriculum, which means that all schools are teaching the same thing at the same time. In Ohio we have accepted the core curriculum, it’s common name, in almost all subjects. This means that regardless of the fit you pitch (rightly so), the excuse you will receive is, “It’s part of the core curriculmn and we have no control over it. You’ll need to complain to the Department of Education.”


34 posted on 08/05/2012 7:09:05 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: barmag25

What, no Nelson Tift?


35 posted on 08/05/2012 7:12:11 PM PDT by peggybac
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To: barmag25

You should question them as to why the list does not include Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Ronald Reagan, Sarah Palin, Clarence Thomas, etc. The dress up idea is not such a bad one, the problem is if all those on the list are government officials of a leftist bent. Of course as you suggested, this may be what you get in government schools.


36 posted on 08/05/2012 7:15:50 PM PDT by JLS
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To: barmag25

Nathan Bedford Forrest?


37 posted on 08/05/2012 7:17:22 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: barmag25

Have your daughter pick FDR. Pick several books about his reign such as “New Deal or Raw Deal” or others that explain his progressive/communist leanings. Have her dress up as Uncle Joe Stalin who was his administration’s idol.


38 posted on 08/05/2012 7:21:45 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: barmag25

First, of all—tell the teacher that America is a Republic and all the Founding Fathers thought democracies were nothing but tyranny of the majority over the minority. They thought democracies were evil and always led to totalitarianism, like Athens. Why is she brainwashing children into thinking “democracies” are “good”.

The Founding Fathers were more afraid of democracies than monarchies. Tell the teacher she should be focusing on Republic and the importance of Separation of Powers and how evil Mob Rule/lynch mobs (democracies) are.

Ask if the children could dress up as Polybius or Montesquieu—or at least Washington, Jefferson, Madison or Adams( or Betsy Ross)-—some of the most brilliant people ever.

The only acceptable person would be Susan B. Anthony who was a true Feminist, but since the movement was infiltrated by the Communist Friedan—which destroyed the rights of women and the marriage contract-—young children will think that the “Feminist” group was good, which it was-—but the current one is run by women=hating and men=hating radical Marxist feminists who kill babies and want taxpayers to pay for promiscuous behavior-—so you don’t want your child that young exposed to such a thing—too hard for them to understand the political philosophy and they might be made to think that promiscuous, baby-killers who desert young children are “good”.

Ask her why all the other people she picked are communists and support ideas that would destroy all freedom for Americans.

Why would she support “Rap” music, which creates only rhythm which is mind-numbing-as opposed to Classical music, which makes the mind soar and challenges the intellect with all the harmony (mathematics) plus rhythm.

Purchase BK Eakman’s/Charlotte Iserbyt books-—the Cloning of the American Mind—or newer books on curricula.....Lays out the intentions of the public schools to brainwash young children and destroy logic and reason.

Make sure they have no Sex Ed in elementary school-—it destroys the innocence of your child and corrupts their normal sexual identity formation and makes them have less respect for their parents and the sex act. What they do is remove morality from the sex act and make it meaningless (they want them to be promiscuous and experiment—to corrupt Christian Ethics—so they will grow up to think homosexuality is normal and Sodomy is “good” and a “right”. It destroys logic and reason in little kids.

This book simply states why Sex Ed during latency period (6-12) is Evil:

Study the marxist Herbert Marcuse and his design of Sex Ed in our schools now to destroy Western Civ from within the culture—by destroying and corrupting the children. Sex is the easiest way to destroy the child’s Christian Worldview and eliminate God. Get “What’s Wrong with Sex Education? by Dr. Anchell in the library or book store—it is short and explains why children are damaged when taught about sex in groups by strangers in a classroom setting in the latency period. It perverts their worldview, embarrasses them which destroys the respect for the opposite sex (since they are different and kids want to be alike) and puts a focus on sex when they are emotionally way too immature, when there should be absolutely no interest or very little in sex at this time for normal sexual development.


39 posted on 08/05/2012 7:29:14 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: barmag25

Midgets have replaced the giants.


40 posted on 08/05/2012 7:35:04 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: savagesusie
Ask her why all the other people she picked are communists and support ideas that would destroy all freedom for Americans.

You think Paul Revere was a communist? Where'd you get YOUR education?

41 posted on 08/05/2012 7:36:47 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: barmag25
Also another project is to write a song or RAP about democracy.

Do a version of "Fight the Power" with Obama representing "the power."

42 posted on 08/05/2012 7:38:09 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: LukeL

If you REALLY want to get a reaction have her dress up as George W. Bush.


43 posted on 08/05/2012 7:43:01 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: unixfox

I could send her dressed up like Chuck Norris.


44 posted on 08/05/2012 7:45:25 PM PDT by barmag25
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To: barmag25

If I ran a school it would be MAO or LMAO.


45 posted on 08/05/2012 7:45:51 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: barmag25

What? No O.J. or Michael Jackson? What a colosal waste of time. Do send your child to private school.


46 posted on 08/05/2012 7:46:59 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: barmag25

they don’t even want to give my kid that list....I would spend WEEKS listing the damage that they have foisted on this nation. LBJ’s war on poverty destroyed the black race and the proof of that is everywhere....pathetic.


47 posted on 08/05/2012 7:54:50 PM PDT by terycarl (lurking, but well informed)
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To: LukeL

Ceasar Romero as the Joker.....

Why so Serious?


48 posted on 08/05/2012 7:57:12 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just hate our government. All of them. Republican and Democrat.)
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To: goodwithagun

Which is so unconstitutional. DOE should be eliminated and we need to get back to local control and kick out all the Marxist curricula. Hope you have read BK Eakman and Charlotte Iserbyt. They have been sounding the alarms for decades.

Better yet, read the new Edmondson III—”John Dewey and the Decline of American Education: How the patron saint of schools has corrupted teaching and learning.” Teachers should be forcing this junk OUT of the schools.

I would never allow any of my children into public schools. It destroys their Worldview—posits a socialist one-—the exact design of John Dewey’s curricula of Moral Relativism.

John Stuart Mills in “On Liberty” stated it best-—when government gets involved in education, they will not educate, they will indoctrinate and make slaves of the masses.


49 posted on 08/05/2012 7:58:46 PM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Kirkwood

And how he ignored the Holocaust...until we started liberating camps. They were just Jews, ya know.


50 posted on 08/05/2012 7:59:51 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (I just hate our government. All of them. Republican and Democrat.)
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