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.
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.