In a partial victory of parental rights over Big Brother's brainwashing scheme, the White House announced that they would change course in their plan to indoctrinate America's school children next Tuesday.
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."
Christina Erland Culver, former deputy assistant secretary for education, said presidents have traditionally addressed classrooms on the first day of school, but the problem with the event was the accompanying materials from the Department of Education.
"That's where they kind of got into a slippery spot. Federal statute denies any authority to the Department of Education to provide any kind of curriculum or anything that can be passed down to the state, and that's part of the statute forming the Department of Education. So they kinda got themselves into this mess because they didn't really understand some of the key legal roles or the dos and don'ts at the federal Department of Ed," she said. [Emphasis added.]
Hmmm. Never mind that our nation's children have to spend the rest of the entire school year being indoctrinated about the pseudo-science of global warming, the Marxist mantra of society over self, and the socialist screed of "service and sacrifice," the propagandists in the White House have withdrawn for the moment.
In so doing, this raises another question: Is it possible that President Obama's new "Education Czars" don't know what they are doing and, in their ignorant rush to push their agenda, were trying to violate the law?
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