** Before Sept. 8th (Indoctrination) National School Address... Students Must Read (Lies... oops!) Books About Obama!!!

Submitted by SadInAmerica on Thu, 09/03/2009 - 4:14pm.

I think it's wonderful that President Obama is making education a priority. And his bookish, pro-intellect personality is good for children to emulate (to a point). Certainly, his academic achievements are an paradigm for kids to aspire to.  But like President Bush's, Obama's first educational foray is an unwelcome one. ~ D.K. Jaamal

Bush, who also made education a priority, joined with Ted Kennedy to produce a truly horrendous piece of legislation in No Child Left Behind. NCLB is a well-intentioned disaster at best.

Obama's initial educational push will be what he thinks he does best - a speech, likely read from a Teleprompter.

Obama is planning to address the all of the nation's students on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

I'm sorry, but the notion of a mational address to schoolchildren creeps me out.

Maybe I'm paranoid, but it sparks within me thoughts of Big Brother's looming head on a massive television screen, indoctrinating the hapless drones spread out before him.

The companion "
Menu of Classroom Activities" released to pre-kindergarten through sixth graders by the Education Department in advance of what they are billing as "" does nothing to assuage my paranoia.

Before the speech, students are instructed to read books about Barack Obama. Teachers are asked to ask students "Why do you think he wants to speak to you?" referring to the President.

During the speech, students should think about the following "What is the President asking me to do?" and "What specific job is he asking me to do?" among other things.

After the speech, the questions that students should ponder include "Are we able to do what President Obama asks up to do?"

I'm sorry, but I don't want the President of the United States asking or telling the kids of the United States to do anything. This isn't 1950s China.

And what -- exactly and precisely and specifically what -- is the President going to be talking about during this address? The war? Healthcare reform? Voting issues?

Nobody knows, which is also scary.

The White House needs to be completely transparent beforehand about what the President intends to tell the kids of America.

Because if it's anything other than "obey your parents and your teachers," the President may well be out of line.

Parents should be aware and wary of mass indoctrination coming from any President and into the hearts and minds of impressionable little ones.

D.K.Jaamal - September 1, 2009 - source Examiner

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Submitted by SadInAmerica on Thu, 09/03/2009 - 4:14pm.