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Obama will make a televised speech to students on Sept 8--vanity
an email sent to my principal

Posted on 08/27/2009 11:07:07 AM PDT by Benjamin Harrison

Subject: A Back to School Message from U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan - K12 (GA,HI,IA,ID,IL,IN,KS,,KY,LA,MA,,MD,ME,MI)

[You have received this message because of your affiliation with ------------ High School.]

Dear Principal:

In a recent interview with student reporter, Damon Weaver, President Obama announced that on September 8 – the first day of school for many children across America – he will deliver a national address directly to students on the importance of education. The President will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning. He will also call for a shared responsibility and commitment on the part of students, parents and educators to ensure that every child in every school receives the best education possible so they can compete in the global economy for good jobs and live rewarding and productive lives as American citizens.

Since taking office, the President has repeatedly focused on education, even as the country faces two wars, the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and major challenges on issues like energy and health care. The President believes that education is a critical part of building a new foundation for the American economy. Educated people are more active civically and better informed on issues affecting their lives, their families and their futures.

This is the first time an American president has spoken directly to the nation’s school children about persisting and succeeding in school. We encourage you to use this historic moment to help your students get focused and begin the school year strong. I encourage you, your teachers, and students to join me in watching the President deliver this address on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. It will be broadcast live on the White House website www.whitehouse.gov at 1:00 p.m. eastern standard time.

In advance of this address, we would like to share the following resources: a menu of classroom activities for students in grades preK-6 and for students in grades 7-12. These are ideas developed by and for teachers to help engage students and stimulate discussion on the importance of education in their lives. We are also staging a student video contest on education. Details of the video contest will be available on our website www.ed.gov in the coming weeks.

On behalf of all Americans, I want to thank our educators who do society’s most important work by preparing our children for work and for life. No other task is more critical to our economic future and our social progress. I look forward to working with you in the months and years ahead to continue improving the quality of public education we provide all of our children.

Sincerely,

Arne Duncan


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: america2point0; education; fearlessleader; indoctrination; obama; obamajugend; obamaschooladdress; obamayouth; obamunism; propaganda; theobamashow
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I am a school teacher---school shall remain nameless---I am a little put off that I am going to have to drag my students to be propagandized to about good citizenship by this man. I feel bad...I should welcome the chance for students to hear their president---but all he does is campaign and distort---I'm sure it is just another way to suck our kids in...I wanted to warn all of you in those states listed on the email
1 posted on 08/27/2009 11:07:07 AM PDT by Benjamin Harrison
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To: Benjamin Harrison

I wonder what he’s pushing.


2 posted on 08/27/2009 11:08:10 AM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Benjamin Harrison

Makes ya think he’s planning on still being in office and running for re-re-election by the time the little tykes are eligible to vote! ;-)


3 posted on 08/27/2009 11:10:01 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Benjamin Harrison
Obama will make a televised speech to students on Sept 8

Oh joy. The world has a reason to carry on until then.

4 posted on 08/27/2009 11:10:06 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: BunnySlippers

The Census. Kids are supposed to help their “bilingual parents” fill them out.


5 posted on 08/27/2009 11:10:07 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: Benjamin Harrison

Thanks for the ‘heads up’. First the census, today, NOW THIS? I’m about to the point of where you need to check me with a fork to see if I’m ‘done’.


6 posted on 08/27/2009 11:11:11 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell)
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To: Benjamin Harrison
The President will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning

"Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country."

Now things like health insurance are an entitlement. Now things like teenaged abortion are a sacrament. Now things like legal matters are "social injustice".

7 posted on 08/27/2009 11:11:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: Benjamin Harrison

This is “Dear Leader” speaking to the young masses, giving them guidance and assurance that he, THE ONE, knows what’s best for them and will take care of them...ALL HAIL OBAMA!

Time to secede......


8 posted on 08/27/2009 11:11:56 AM PDT by matginzac
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To: Benjamin Harrison

hmmmmmmm I will be checking in with OUR school. IF THIS IS GOING TO HAPPEN....my grandson will and daughter WILL be OUT OF SCHOOL on that day!


9 posted on 08/27/2009 11:12:39 AM PDT by pollywog (Psalm 91:4 ...staying cuddled Under His Wings)
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To: Benjamin Harrison
The President will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning.

Lead by example, Mr. President - show them your college transcripts.

10 posted on 08/27/2009 11:13:35 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Benjamin Harrison
ensure that every child in every school receives the best education possible so they can compete in the global economy for good jobs

Right now I am competing against people in India who are willing to work for peanuts to do my college degreed job.

We compete in a global economy for these jobs because the corporations get billions of dollars of code built overseas and imported/smuggled through the internet avoiding import duty on the goods and services.

11 posted on 08/27/2009 11:13:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: Benjamin Harrison

I’m afraid I’ll have to remind my kids to chill. If they get it started there might be a chorus of boo’s and catcalls and then we get to talk to Ms. Assistant Princiapl, a big-city transplant who doesn’t “get” the culture out here.


12 posted on 08/27/2009 11:14:00 AM PDT by Cloverfarm (Where are we going, and why are we in a hand-basket?)
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To: Benjamin Harrison

Well, you can teach them some new vocabulary words, like “coercion” and “propaganda” “authoritarian” —


13 posted on 08/27/2009 11:15:51 AM PDT by Mamzelle (Who is Kenneth Gladney?)
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To: pollywog

There will be a mandatory school assembly, comrade.

14 posted on 08/27/2009 11:15:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: Benjamin Harrison

How many lies in this thing?


15 posted on 08/27/2009 11:15:59 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: a fool in paradise

I’ll bet you ANYTHING he’ll preach to the kids about ‘service’ and ‘sacrifice’.......and to do ‘City Year’.


16 posted on 08/27/2009 11:16:18 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell)
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To: Benjamin Harrison
Since taking office, the President has repeatedly focused on education
We are still waiting for him to talk about something other than education for crying out lous. Actually I don't remember him ever doing anything on education.

This is the first time an American president has spoken directly to the nation’s school children (on tape!) about persisting and succeeding in school. We encourage you to use this historic moment

ugh,.... brownshirt training video?

17 posted on 08/27/2009 11:17:15 AM PDT by GeronL (Ted is dead, sir- begins train ride to hell .. http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Benjamin Harrison
The President believes that education is a critical part of building a new foundation for the American economy.

Because actually turning a profit has no place in the American economy.

18 posted on 08/27/2009 11:17:53 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Kennedycare?Recall that "Animal Farm" begins with a Socialist Revolution to honor Big Major's legacy)
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To: BunnySlippers

he’s recruiting his civilian army. His “Hitler” youth brigaide.


19 posted on 08/27/2009 11:20:00 AM PDT by humble and shy
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To: humble and shy

I think my daughter will be sick that day and miss school


20 posted on 08/27/2009 11:23:28 AM PDT by Nashvegas (What do you get if you offer a liberal a penny for their thoughts? Change)
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To: Mamzelle
Well, you can teach them some new vocabulary words, like “coercion” and “propaganda” “authoritarian”

And "submission," "acquiescence" and "obedience."

21 posted on 08/27/2009 11:24:12 AM PDT by ScottinVA (I remember Jack Kennedy... Jack Kennedy was a President of mine.. and Teddy, you're no Jack Kennedy!)
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To: metmom

Ping!


22 posted on 08/27/2009 11:24:44 AM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: Nashvegas

Both of mine will stay HOME with me.


23 posted on 08/27/2009 11:24:56 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell)
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To: Benjamin Harrison

I’ll be sure to remind my home school students not to watch the propagandist in chief.


24 posted on 08/27/2009 11:25:18 AM PDT by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: pollywog

Everybody should take their kids out of school that day. This is ridiculous. It’s like Stalin or Hitler speeches being read to kids in their classrooms where they are a captive audience and where it is sanctioned by the state.


25 posted on 08/27/2009 11:25:18 AM PDT by livius
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To: Benjamin Harrison
On behalf of all Americans, I want to thank our educators who do society’s most important work by preparing our children for work and for life. No other task is more critical to our economic future and our social progress.

Just wow. What a waste of taxpayer money to have this propaganda during a school day. Maybe Obama could better reach the nation's school children by speaking to them via Nickelodeon or the Disney Channel. Also, don't most public schools start in August? We've only lived one place where schools start after Labor Day.

26 posted on 08/27/2009 11:27:02 AM PDT by petitfour (Are you a Dead Fish American?)
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To: Benjamin Harrison

This actually better than what is usually going on in a public school. Sadly.


27 posted on 08/27/2009 11:27:39 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Benjamin Harrison; All

My kids (one of which just entered 6th grade, already in session here in a Florida CHRISTIAN school) would probably heckle the video, ala MST3K style. She would get in trouble for it and I would punish her properly with a stern admonition ... and a trip to Friendly’s Ice Cream Parlor!


28 posted on 08/27/2009 11:28:54 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON!!!")
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To: livius

Bump, phone call to school


29 posted on 08/27/2009 11:31:06 AM PDT by VastRWCon (Drill Baby Drill - Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Mr. Jazzy

Cool idea, can I be Tom Servo?


30 posted on 08/27/2009 11:31:32 AM PDT by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: BunnySlippers

I wonder how many of these broadcasts he’s planning. He can’t get the networks to buy in to too many more, he’s oversaturated. But, he can get in to the children’s heads for next to nothing. I may have to write a note to the school, excusing my child from any future presidential broadcasts without my express permission.

It’s sad to even have to say that..I would have loved to have heard Reagan in the classroom once a month. But then, he was an American Patriot.


31 posted on 08/27/2009 11:33:34 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: Benjamin Harrison

Any chance that if the schools hear from enough parents who do not want their children to see this, it can be scrapped?


32 posted on 08/27/2009 11:34:13 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Benjamin Harrison

33 posted on 08/27/2009 11:35:02 AM PDT by bamahead (Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding. -- B.H. Liddell Hart)
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To: Benjamin Harrison

I, too am a school teacher and I was just thinking how thankful I am that our kids don’t start back until the 10th.


34 posted on 08/27/2009 11:35:22 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ("War is peace. Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength". Orwell)
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To: Benjamin Harrison

35 posted on 08/27/2009 11:36:36 AM PDT by McGruff
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To: cyclotic

Check with Kevin Murphy. I think he’s got dibbs on that.


36 posted on 08/27/2009 11:37:44 AM PDT by Mr. Jazzy ("I AM JIM THOMPSON!!!")
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To: Benjamin Harrison

Link to gov site..

http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/academic/bts.html


37 posted on 08/27/2009 11:38:22 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell)
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To: FrdmLvr

Wow! Y’all DO start back late!


38 posted on 08/27/2009 11:39:38 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell)
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To: Benjamin Harrison
He will also call for a shared responsibility and commitment on the part of students, parents and educators to ensure that every child in every school receives the best education possible so they can compete in the global economy for good jobs and live rewarding and productive lives as American citizens.

He's asking the kids to lobby their parents for home-schooling?

39 posted on 08/27/2009 11:41:03 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: SueRae

It’s sad to even have to say that..I would have loved to have heard Reagan in the classroom once a month. But then, he was an American Patriot.
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I was in university during the time.....and had the absolute privilege to see President Reagan speak. I sat right up front with the law school peeps (dated one at the time). It was awesome.


40 posted on 08/27/2009 11:42:36 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell)
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To: BunnySlippers

Himself?


41 posted on 08/27/2009 11:44:47 AM PDT by twigs
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Y’all make sure you check out the PDF/HTML lesson plan for this POS on the link I provided. I’m scanning it, now.


42 posted on 08/27/2009 11:48:55 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell)
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To: Benjamin Harrison
"I am a school teacher.."

Do you teach at a government school? Are you paid with tax dollars?


43 posted on 08/27/2009 11:50:19 AM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: dead

This from the guy who does not accept responsibility for his past.


44 posted on 08/27/2009 11:50:27 AM PDT by Mr. Wright
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

This made me laugh from the website:

“Before the Speech:
Teachers can build background knowledge about the President of the United States and his speech by reading books about presidents and Barack Obama and motivate students by asking the following questions:
Who is the President of the United States?
What do you think it takes to be President?
To whom do you think the President is going to be speaking?
Why do you think he wants to speak to you?
What do you think he will say to you?
Teachers can ask students to imagine being the President delivering a speech to all of the students in the United States. What would you tell students? What can students do to help in our schools? Teachers can chart ideas about what they would say.
Why is it important that we listen to the President and other elected officials, like the mayor, senators, members of congress, or the governor? Why is what they say important?”


45 posted on 08/27/2009 11:51:21 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (“During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” -George Orwell)
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To: Benjamin Harrison

Oh rats! My 7-year old son’s schooll district voted last night to strike, so he’s going to miss this.


46 posted on 08/27/2009 11:51:27 AM PDT by NavyCanDo (Are you better off than you were 4 Trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Benjamin Harrison

The Dear Leader wants to indoctrinate your kids.


47 posted on 08/27/2009 11:58:53 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Yes, we disagree - no, we won't shut up - no, we won't quit.)
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To: Benjamin Harrison
Perhaps he will tell them he inhaled frequently, and that was point. He may also discuss his fondness for “gang’sta” rap and talk about his favorite hip hop artists.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMSB4A1iJD4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFSVG7jRp_g

48 posted on 08/27/2009 12:02:59 PM PDT by Gabrial (ObamaCare: The efficiency of the Post Office, the compassion of the IRS, the costs of the Pentagon)
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To: popdonnelly
“The Dear Leader wants to indoctrinate your kids.”

Replacing parental influence with party official influence is standard socialist doctrine.

It's not a big jump from asking you to rat on your neighbor to asking kids to rat on their parents.

49 posted on 08/27/2009 12:07:21 PM PDT by Gabrial (ObamaCare: The efficiency of the Post Office, the compassion of the IRS, the costs of the Pentagon)
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To: McGruff
There is a lot of disinformation about my reforms out there, spanning from control of personal finances to end of life care. These rumors often travel just below the surface through casual conversations. Since we can’t keep track of all of them here at the White House, we’re asking for your help. If you see or hear something in your home about my reforms that seems fishy, send it to flag@whitehouse.gov. Please include your parent's full name and date of birth.
50 posted on 08/27/2009 12:15:47 PM PDT by Gabrial (ObamaCare: The efficiency of the Post Office, the compassion of the IRS, the costs of the Pentagon)
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