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Coney Island principal bans patriotic music during upcoming ceremony: teachers
New York Daily News ^ | Sunday, June 8, 2014, 11:05 AM | Ben Chapman

Posted on 06/14/2014 5:10:30 PM PDT by tje

A controversial Coney Island principal who grabbed headlines for banning the patriotic tune “God Bless the U.S.A.” from an end-of-year kindergarten ceremony in 2012 is at it again, school staffers told the Daily News.

Public School 90 boss Greta Hawkins on Monday killed a plan for pre-K students to march into an end-of-year celebration carrying flags to a song called “Stand Up for the Red, White and Blue,” teachers said.

Hawkins, 49, of Brooklyn, told teachers she banished the patriotic display planned for the June 19 festivities because the staffers who organized it didn’t ask her permission.

But staffers said their principal’s history of banning patriotic music from school events suggests that her motivations might have been something else entirely.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: arth; gretahawkins; newyork; publicschools
This principal needs to go.
1 posted on 06/14/2014 5:10:30 PM PDT by tje
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To: tje

I think the Principal is a black woman. Many blacks do not believe in truly celebrating what is great, powerful and beautiful about this country. This small pecentage of black people choses instead to focus on all the ways America has made the world a worse place, and how we must ask the third world for forgiveness as we pay them reparations. That is how this pricipal strikes me. She has a huge chip on her shoulder. The school needs to replace her, and be ready for her to sue for ,what else? Racism. She is raining on the parade of their childhood.


2 posted on 06/14/2014 5:17:32 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: tje

Da Prinzipple she be needin to be pied in da face juz like Anita Bryant.


3 posted on 06/14/2014 5:17:39 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: tje

Why are most of female principals and teachers the crazy ones


4 posted on 06/14/2014 5:18:07 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: tje

Could it be, because it was, as some know,
Juneteenth?

I would investigate the group affiliations of this
possible Communist.


5 posted on 06/14/2014 5:19:38 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: lee martell

This pretty much describes Barack Houssain bin Obummer.


6 posted on 06/14/2014 5:19:43 PM PDT by Vinylly (?%)
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To: tje

Bum ditch


7 posted on 06/14/2014 5:19:46 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: tje
who organized it didn’t ask her permission.

alrighty then.

8 posted on 06/14/2014 5:20:46 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: blueplum

She sounds like a frustrated control freak.


9 posted on 06/14/2014 5:25:04 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: molson209
Why are most of female principals and teachers the crazy ones

Uhhhh...Because they're female!

10 posted on 06/14/2014 5:26:58 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: tje

Not hard to toss an entire school board. All it takes is parents that give a damn about their kids.


11 posted on 06/14/2014 5:27:21 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: tje
P.S. 90 Edna Cohen School
GRETA HAWKINS, PRINCIPAL
Phone: 718-787-3333
12 posted on 06/14/2014 5:30:52 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: tje

Homeschool!


13 posted on 06/14/2014 5:41:08 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: mountn man

Females are crazy...and males are right behind ‘em.


14 posted on 06/14/2014 5:42:04 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: Farmer Dean
Control freaks are always frustrated...because control isn't possible.

Leadership on the other hand really works.

15 posted on 06/14/2014 5:43:15 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: tje; All

16 posted on 06/14/2014 5:50:02 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: tje

There aren’t many real, assimilated Americans out that way.


17 posted on 06/14/2014 5:51:34 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: tje

She’s right about one thing...“God Bless the U.S.A.” SHOULD be banned. But she didn’t go far enough. She should make the kids sing “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee” should be sung instead. The former is modern banal tripe whereas the latter has stirring, emotional lyrics and a much better, more easily sung tune.

My country tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died!
Land of the Pilgrim’s pride!
From every mountain side,
Let freedom ring!

My native country, thee,
Land of the noble free,
Thy name I love.
I love thy rocks and rills,
Thy woods and templed hills;
My heart with rapture fills
Like that above.

Let music swell the breeze,
And ring from all the trees
Sweet freedom’s song.
Let mortal tongues awake;
Let all that breathe partake;
Let rocks their silence break,
The sound prolong.

Our father’s God to, Thee,
Author of liberty,
To Thee we sing.
Long may our land be bright
With freedom’s holy light;
Protect us by Thy might,
Great God, our King!


18 posted on 06/14/2014 5:59:42 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: tje

How did I guess her race before looking at her picture?


19 posted on 06/14/2014 6:11:16 PM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Females are crazy...and males are right behind ‘em.

20 posted on 06/14/2014 6:21:10 PM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: mountn man

If I were that guy, I would pick up the pace a bit. She’s worth catching.


21 posted on 06/14/2014 6:26:47 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

What a beautiful anthem! And every bit of it is true.


22 posted on 06/14/2014 6:28:10 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: Race is his cover...jihad is his game.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom; tje
I agree with you on "My Country, Tis of Thee," but --- take a look --- these are the words thee Principal thought were "too aggressive."

Wait. WHAT?

God Bless The USA
by Lee Greenwood I'd worked for all my life.
And I had to start again,
with just my children and my wife.

I'd thank my lucky stars,
to be livin here today.
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom,
and they can't take that away.

And I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

From the lakes of Minnesota,
to the hills of Tennessee.
Across the plains of Texas,
From sea to shining sea.

From Detroit down to Houston,
and New York to L.A.
Well there's pride in every American heart,
and its time we stand and say.

That I'm proud to be an American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.

And I'm proud to be and American,
where at least I know I'm free.
And I wont forget the men who died,
who gave that right to me.

And I gladly stand up,
next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land,
God bless the USA.


23 posted on 06/14/2014 6:35:11 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("See something, say something.")
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To: tje

What she needs is to get the crap knocked out of her.


24 posted on 06/14/2014 6:42:05 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

You’re right...it’s outrageous she’s offended by these lyrics. Should be grounds for dismissal. Maybe she’d be ok with the song if it had some new lyrics about food stamps, EBT cards, Nikes, ho’s, drive by shootings, Pigford farm programs, and reparations.


25 posted on 06/14/2014 7:29:04 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: lee martell

>> Many blacks do not believe in truly celebrating [America]

>> This small percentage of black people [have contempt for America]

I certainly hope it’s a small percentage.

With the infection of Leftism removed from the opportunity equation, I would like to think that the average person of any type realizes that life’s limitations within Constistutional America are, for the most part, self-imposed.


26 posted on 06/14/2014 7:41:03 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: tje

Another Reason to Homeschool

arth


27 posted on 06/14/2014 7:48:40 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: beaversmom

This explains everything. Anti-American immigrants destroying our way of life.


28 posted on 06/14/2014 8:11:46 PM PDT by Varangian1488
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To: tje

People in NY don’t mind this at all.


29 posted on 06/14/2014 8:20:50 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: beaversmom

Oh my, it’s baring its fangs.


30 posted on 06/14/2014 9:41:01 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: oh8eleven

It’s time folks called this woman and gave her a piece of their mind. Greta Hawkins’ boss has to feel some heat from We the People...let’s call and email this socialist twit...who’s her boss, does anyone know?


31 posted on 06/14/2014 11:10:24 PM PDT by itssme
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To: itssme
let’s call and email this socialist twit...who’s her boss, does anyone know? Community District Superintendent, ISABEL DIMOLA
(718) 391-8313
Contact form

32 posted on 06/15/2014 5:15:03 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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