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WH, Dept of Education Revise Language on Students Outlining How they Can “Help the President"
ABC News ^ | September 02, 2009 | Jake Tapper and Sunlen Miller

Posted on 09/02/2009 5:36:57 PM PDT by mystery-ak

In an acknowledgment that the Department of Education provided lesson plans written somewhat inartfully, surrounding the President Obama’s speech to students next Tuesday, the White House today announced that it had rewritten one of the sections in question.

President Obama will talk to students from Pre K thru 12th grade about personal responsibility and the importance of staying in school, White House aides said.

As one of the preparatory materials for teachers provided by the Department of Education, students had been asked to, "Write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president. “

Today, after Republicans accused the White House of trying to indoctrinate school children with liberal propaganda the White House and the Department of Education changed the section to now read, "Write letters to themselves about how they can achieve their short‐term and long‐term education goals.”

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.abcnews.com ...


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1 posted on 09/02/2009 5:36:58 PM PDT by mystery-ak
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To: mystery-ak
"How I Can Help The President by Tommy Toejam, age 7."

"VOTE REPUBLICAN!!!!"

2 posted on 09/02/2009 5:38:53 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my country?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

LMAO...the perfect answer!


3 posted on 09/02/2009 5:39:52 PM PDT by mystery-ak (gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: mystery-ak

This is down right scary. I hope the vast majority of the people wake up to what is going on.


4 posted on 09/02/2009 5:40:00 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: mystery-ak

THIS IS BEYOND SCARY. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT HITLER DID WHEN HE TOOK POWER!!!!!


5 posted on 09/02/2009 5:40:26 PM PDT by taillightchaser (When a democrat says "The American people" you know the next words out of his mouth will be lies.)
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To: mystery-ak

Cult of Personality

The new Patriotism: Spport Dear Leader no matter what


6 posted on 09/02/2009 5:41:27 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: mystery-ak

Cult of Personality

The new Patriotism: Spport Dear Leader no matter what


7 posted on 09/02/2009 5:41:30 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com)
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To: mystery-ak
“This is the first time an American president has spoken directly to the nation's school children about persisting and succeeding in school,” Duncan continued in his letter to school principals, “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.”

Fascist b@stird.

8 posted on 09/02/2009 5:41:51 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: mystery-ak

bookmark


9 posted on 09/02/2009 5:41:57 PM PDT by Corin Stormhands ("Failed Obama Administration" (TM))
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To: mystery-ak

10 posted on 09/02/2009 5:42:01 PM PDT by itsamelman (Announcing your plans is a good way to hear God laugh. - - Al Swearengen)
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To: GeronL

I think he’ll wake up sick, and ask the Green Czar Van Jones to fill in for him. It’s not looking good for anyone.


11 posted on 09/02/2009 5:42:35 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: mystery-ak
( " As one of the preparatory materials for teachers provided by the Department of Education, students had been asked to, "Write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president. “ ).....
It's starting to sound like WWII Nazi Germany where they had the school children spy on their parents to see if their parent where sympathetic to the enemy or hiding Jews in their houses.
12 posted on 09/02/2009 5:43:02 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: mystery-ak

Help the President: Point out the EXIT signs.


13 posted on 09/02/2009 5:44:14 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: taillightchaser

14 posted on 09/02/2009 5:45:02 PM PDT by mystery-ak (gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: mystery-ak
***Are we able to do what President Obama is asking of us?***

I think Hitler used the same propaganda.

15 posted on 09/02/2009 5:47:11 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obama wants to pull the plug on grandma)
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To: mystery-ak

Help him? Help him do what?


16 posted on 09/02/2009 5:48:19 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://aroodawakening.tv)
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To: mystery-ak
lesson plans written somewhat inartfully

LOL

1) The original wording was a big time Freudian slip by the ObamAdmin.

2) Can you imagine the press being so delicate with Bush?

17 posted on 09/02/2009 5:50:23 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: mystery-ak
After seeing the headline on Drudge I went to my principal to find out what our school was planning to do.

She is a conservative but the superintendent is liberal.

She told me that the super had spoken to her about it but no details yet.

One of my colleagues husband is a BOE member and I chatted with him today regarding the bus trip to DC on Sept 12th. We also talked about this speech. I mentioned that at some of the web sites that allowed comments parents were talking about keeping their kids home. I told him I found the questions offensive and was torn between wanting to be here so I could counter some of his comments if need be, and not wanting to associate myself with that type of indocrination.

He saw some of the question the DOE had suggested.

He was ticked off bigtime, and told me he will have answers before the end of the day.

18 posted on 09/02/2009 5:51:35 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mystery-ak

What? No more Snitchonmommyanddaddy@whitehouse.gov site?


19 posted on 09/02/2009 5:51:45 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: mystery-ak

20 posted on 09/02/2009 5:51:49 PM PDT by I see my hands (_8(|)
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To: windsorknot

I think this will take his poll numbers further down the toilet. Looking forward to the reports on how many kids skipped out.


21 posted on 09/02/2009 5:52:19 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: mystery-ak

Foiled again by those dumb@$$ Republicans.....;)


22 posted on 09/02/2009 5:52:40 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: pray4liberty

What happens if a teacher decides not to participate?


23 posted on 09/02/2009 5:52:57 PM PDT by ardara
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To: ardara
I'll let ya know.

Still not sure what our school is doing.

24 posted on 09/02/2009 5:53:51 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: ardara

I get three personal days and have 170 sick days coming to me.


25 posted on 09/02/2009 5:54:54 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mystery-ak

Next up: very major building in every American city will have to have a huge painting or banner exhibiting a photo of Dear Leader.

It’s not too far fetched, especially if you consider the streets of Chicago after the election.


26 posted on 09/02/2009 5:55:24 PM PDT by EDINVA (A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul -- G. B. Shaw)
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To: American Constitutionalist
I doubt they are trying to imitate the Nazis. They probably have Cuba or the German Democratic Republic in mind as a model to be imitated.

Probably an acceptable response would be "I will e-mail the White House and tell them what Daddy is saying about President Obama."

Just because they took down that fishy@whitehouse.gov link doesn't mean they won't create another one which won't get as much attention.

27 posted on 09/02/2009 5:56:35 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: mware

I am interested to see how many parents don’t send their kids to school on the 8th which is a starting day for a lot of districts......my grandson actually started school on Aug 20th.


28 posted on 09/02/2009 5:57:51 PM PDT by mystery-ak (gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: mystery-ak

Every time this administration get ‘outed’ they change their story. There is not an ounce of common decency in the lot of them.


29 posted on 09/02/2009 5:58:37 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: taillightchaser

you are so right they were called Hitler youth!


30 posted on 09/02/2009 5:58:38 PM PDT by wolfey1
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To: mystery-ak
I'll let ya know how many show up at our school. (The Middle School Sec is conservative too;)

Still not sure what our school is doing.

31 posted on 09/02/2009 5:59:35 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Verginius Rufus
I find it kind of " Fishy " that they had to revise the wording after a lot of people caught wind of this scheme and plan to indoctrinate the school children on September 8 th
But, it's too late, they got caught.
32 posted on 09/02/2009 6:00:19 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: mware

Stand up for your rights.Obama sounds like Hitler,Stalin,Castro orChavez.Perhaps you could have a lesson on how these dictators achieved power.Good luck.I wish I were back in the classroom.


33 posted on 09/02/2009 6:01:08 PM PDT by ardara
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To: windsorknot

Help the President find his real birth certificate.


34 posted on 09/02/2009 6:01:08 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Verginius Rufus
read this Liberal group takes up White House email fight
35 posted on 09/02/2009 6:02:43 PM PDT by mystery-ak (gopbriefingroom.com)
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To: ardara
I know that before the end of the month my students will be reading James Clavell's The Childrens Story.
36 posted on 09/02/2009 6:05:11 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mystery-ak

Well thank goodness they rewrote the questions that were so inocuous, now they’re just going to ask a 4k and k student to write their long term and short term goals for education. That’s just dandy. :?/

“Today Ill play with playdough, but in the future I’ll go to Harvard to learn how to be a government employee.”
Maybe I’ll be a community organizer.... doesn’t this glue taste good? :) This is little Suzy’s response.


37 posted on 09/02/2009 6:05:38 PM PDT by EmilyGeiger (The problem with socialism, is eventually you run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Best post so far!


38 posted on 09/02/2009 6:08:05 PM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: mystery-ak

Either they were so arrogant that they thought nobody would notice, or they are so arrogant that they thought nobody could possibly object to partisan indoctrination and promotion of a Maoist cult of personality. Either way, they are just arrogant.


39 posted on 09/02/2009 6:08:10 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: ardara

http://home.comcast.net/~llefler/clavell.htm


40 posted on 09/02/2009 6:08:39 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: secret garden
One of the questions kids are asked when back to school on the 8 th of September on the day the President speaks to school children nation wide.
( How can we help the President ? )
( Help the President find his real birth certificate )

" Best post so far! "

Spread it around, make sure it's pleanty of airtime.
41 posted on 09/02/2009 6:14:37 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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” President Obama will talk to students from Pre K thru 12th grade about personal responsibility and the importance of staying in school,..”

What a slap in the face to American parents and their non Obama values.
Does Barry have any idea what real parents teach their children ?
How dare this pathological liar , community organizing , record sealing ,
anti white, anti military,
America hating insect who admits to using drugs and alcohol all through high school and basically dropped out of high school-
lecture children on personal responsibility !!


42 posted on 09/02/2009 6:15:06 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: American Constitutionalist; JoanVarga; Jack Deth; K4Harty; miskie; Dutchgirl; cardinal4; ...

Pinging the WFTD class. You know what to do.


43 posted on 09/02/2009 6:19:10 PM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: mystery-ak

First school broadcast will probably being nothing alarming just encouraging kids to study work hard etc etc

It will be the Trojan Horse to get the schools and public use to this type venue

Hard indoctrination will come later


44 posted on 09/02/2009 6:21:08 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: mystery-ak

Chant “FYBO! FYBO! FYBO!”


45 posted on 09/02/2009 6:33:18 PM PDT by theDentist (fybo qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: mware
"I know that before the end of the month my students will be reading James Clavell's The Childrens Story."

I have given away about 8-10 copies of this book. Called the principal of the elem. school where some of my kids attend.

Asked her if she had ever read that book. Of course she hadn't.

Recommended that she do it.

She said the decision would be made on the district level and that if included permission slips would be sent out, yada, yada, yada.

0bama will not stop.

46 posted on 09/02/2009 7:14:29 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan
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To: secret garden

In order to post a comment, I would have to sign up for the ABC news blog. I will not increase their member base, which would increase their ad revenue. But it was an interesting story, thanks for the ping.

1st?


47 posted on 09/02/2009 7:47:53 PM PDT by sig226 (Real power is not the ability to destroy an enemy. It is the willingness to do it.)
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To: sig226

There’s no reason to sign up for their news blog and risk getting outed as someone fishy. Just pass the word along. Thanks!


48 posted on 09/02/2009 8:05:54 PM PDT by secret garden (Dubiety reigns here)
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To: secret garden
"Pinging the WFTD class. You know what to do. "

I'm recommending a recall election. That should help him.

49 posted on 09/02/2009 8:42:44 PM PDT by NicknamedBob (I saw a horse-drawn wagon. I was wondering how it held the pencil.)
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To: secret garden; xsmommy
Texas has a Parents Bill of Rights that gives us the right to exempt our children from any instruction that goes against our religious or moral code of ethics. Additionally, my county ISD has announced the broadcast will only be shown in social studies classes, and only on a site by site basis. A site based group will decide if their campus will be included in the broadcast. The Superintendent said he did not agree with stopping the entire school to listen to the broadcast and a location would be available for anyone who wanted to opt out of the broadcast if it was shown in their classroom. He also said NO GRADES can be given for this broadcast.

Gotta love living in a largely conservative county.

50 posted on 09/02/2009 10:09:53 PM PDT by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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