At the same time this really means nothing. The Obama Youth Worksheets for teachers have been sent and are widely available on the net. The call for teachers to weave the Obama narrative into their curriculum has been set. Obama’s 9/8 speech to students itself will likely be mundane; the real agenda here is not a one-day message from Dear Leader–it’s the opening of the door for the public school system to separate you from your children. Look, your kids likely have more time at school than they do with you. The effort to remove you as the moral tutors of your children has been an ongoing effort by left for decades. This is nothing new, the difference is we’ve reached the tipping point. Enough is enough.

White House Withdraws Call for Students to ‘Help’ Obama

The Obama administration is rethinking its course recommendations for students ahead of President Obama’s address to the the nation’s schoolchildren next week, rewriting its suggestions to teachers for student assignments on how to “help the president.”

White House aides said the language was supposed to be an inspirational, pro-education message to America’s youths, but its unintended consequences were evident.

Among the activities initially suggested for pre-K to 6th grade students was to “write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president.”

Another assignment for students after hearing the speech was to discuss what “the president wants us to do.”

The suggestion about writing letters has since been changed to: “Write letters to themselves about how they can achieve their short-term and long-term education goals. These would be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals.”

White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said the changes to the language are intended to make the lesson plans clearer. He added that the speech is not a policy speech, but is intended to encourage kids to work hard and commit to school.

So let me see–Urkel’s mob thinks it’s better now to admit this is not a ‘political’ effort, but an exercise to introduce the idea to your child that someone other than you is the moral tutor of your child.

They’ve got another thing coming.

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  1. JLThorpe says:

    While listening to some of what the Obama administration was asking for in this September 8 thing, the requests were to do things for President Obama. It reminded me of President Kennedy saying “Ask what you can do for your country” and how the two messages contrast. Do something for the country vs. do something for me.

  2. thierry says:

    the graduation rate nationally for black children is only 55% and this tool is using his office to promote his own cult.

  3. BarbaraM says:

    In 1961, I was in 3rd grade, but remember clearly the words to this song, as we were made to work-out to this record sent to my school by President Kennedy. Innocent, yes….but so IMPRESSIONABLE. I can still sing it perfectly…touchdown, every morning, 10-times, not just now and then…give that chicken fat back to the chicken, and don’t be chicken again……
    From JFK Library. org
    “The Kennedy Council undertook with the help of the National Advertising Council was organized, extensive, media-savvy, and above all, countrywide. Material was produced for print, radio, television, and display advertising. For broadcast alone, 650 television kits and 3,500 radio kits were sent out. The fifty-thousand dollar budget for the campaign compared favorably with the National Advertising Council’s work on War Bonds or Forest Conservation. All of this was in addition to the continued encouragement through public relations outlets. The physical fitness theme even appeared in the comics page, as seventeen major syndicated comics creators took up the subject, the most notable being Charles Schulz of “Peanuts” fame.
    Possibly the oddest contribution to the effort was the “Chicken Fat Song.” Written by Meredith Willson, creator of The Music Man, and sung with enthusiasm by Robert Preston, the actor most responsible for that musical’s success, the “Chicken Fat Song” was produced in a three-minute, radio-friendly version and a six-minute version to accompany schoolchildren during Council-approved workout routines.
    The song didn’t get much airplay, but for tens of thousands of children doing sit-ups in school gyms around the country, the cajoling chorus of “go, you chicken fat, go!” became ingrained in their memory. Today, sites on the World Wide Web still nostalgically recall the song, and a new version, with expanded exercise routines, has recently been released. But apart from the song’s infectious quality, it also marked a change in policy by the Council on Youth Fitness. The song was meant to accompany a physical fitness program, which the Council was endorsing for the first time.”

  4. RobertJCosta says:

    Dear Tammy:

    I just love your Hitler Youth photo because it captures perfectly what Obama wants to do with our children. As Hitler said, “Give me your children and I will control the future.”

    That is why he is speaking to our children on Tuesday. Then he can leave the rest of their education to the Liberal Teachers who control the rest of their days. He makes me sick!

    Tomorrow does NOT belong to him!

    Robert Costa

  5. c4400 says:

    “We’re do not have the capacity to change the curriculum with such short notice,” <– school where my family's kids go. 🙂

  6. bpk1300 says:

    Hi Tammy
    Please encourage the parents to get involved and run for election at the school trustee etc level. I am Canadian and do not know the levels of municipal elections.
    The conservatives have got to get in and make a different.

    I listen as much as I can

  7. conservativemobster says:

    i just hope in 2010 the people will wake up & vote. until then we can raise hell & continue to yell. but really, 2010 will tell us just how smart or awake we really are, it’ll be our pivot point in history & we’ll see if this country is headed in the ultimate handbasket to hell-err-fascist hell.

    from the mobster i am & hope to be! talk soon

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