Among President Barack Obama's most ardent fans is America's youth. That is, until now.
As videos circulate around the internet and on cable news showing children singing propaganda-(ad)ministered praises to President Barack Obama, the Teacher-in-Chief is making a new proposal that is sure to cause his poll numbers to plummet, especially among America's youngsters.
The President wants kids to stay in school later and longer, according to the Associated Press.
Students beware: The summer vacation you just enjoyed could be sharply curtailed if President Barack Obama gets his way.Of course, the Teacher-in-Chief and his minions may just have an ulterior motive:
Obama says American kids spend too little time in school, putting them at a disadvantage with other students around the globe.
"Our school calendar is based upon the agrarian economy and not too many of our kids are working the fields today," Education Secretary Arne Duncan said in a recent interview with The Associated Press.
Fifth-grader Nakany Camara is of two minds. She likes the four-week summer program at her school, Brookhaven Elementary School in Rockville, Md. Nakany enjoys seeing her friends there and thinks summer school helped boost her grades from two Cs to the honor roll.
But she doesn't want a longer school day. "I would walk straight out the door," she said.
Aside from improving academic performance, Education Secretary Duncan has a vision of schools as the heart of the community. Duncan, who was Chicago's schools chief, grew up studying alongside poor kids on the city's South Side as part of the tutoring program his mother still runs. [Emphasis added.]
We're sure this proposal from our Teacher-in-Chief is going to really sit well with all his suburban soccer-mom fans as they field the whining complaints from their state-controlled kids.