Oh dear President Obama, the drama you are causing with your little speech on education!
The parents of my school district received YET ANOTHER email from the school administration. This time, they exhibited their moon-walking technique. You know…back talking. Trying to change what they said and what they meant. Well here, you read…
Message from the Superintendent
In response to President Obama addressing all students on Tuesday, September 8, I am very dismayed that the Detroit Free Press misconstrued the District’s position. In a Detroit Free Press story on September 4, 2009, the Free Press reported that Farmington Public Schools is encouraging parents to pull students from class if they are uncomfortable with their child(ren) hearing the President’s speech.
I want to assure you that is not what we sent out on our list serv nor posted on the District’s web site. It is also important to note that the Detroit Free Press did not contact the District to comment on President Obama’s speech.
In fact, the District’s sentiment is quite the opposite. However, in order to support our schools, we felt it necessary to let parents know their options. We were hoping to alleviate additional calls to schools’ main offices as the first day of school is quite busy already.
I have personally reviewed the President’s speech and believe it is entirely appropriate for all our students to view, and thus, I am recommending that our teachers show it during the first week of school. The President’s speech may be read on the home page at www.whitehouse.gov. The District strongly supports President Obama’s message of the importance of education, working hard and taking responsibility for learning. These are the same messages that our students are hearing from every adult in their lives from parents, teachers, principals, school board members, and civic leaders. We want all our students to recognize the importance of getting an education and being given (and take advantage of) every opportunity to learn.
We thank you for your support and best wishes for a wonderful school year ahead.
Superintendent S Z
If you’ve read the post I wrote a couple of days ago with the original and uneducated sounding letter from the outstanding school district my children are in, along with my rant, you’ll know what they said is EXACTLY what they meant, despite the elementary school level it was written…by someone NOT smarter than a 5th grader. Which was exactly this, if you don’t want your kids to hear the PRESIDENT of our great country speaking about something an important as our children and their education in an extremely innocuous speech, then by all means, disrespect your country and come and take your kids out of school. Oh and, some of the teachers might not even let the speech be heard in their classrooms and THAT is fine by us, the school district. Because we, the school district, laugh in the face of our government. Because we, the school district, regardless of our political views, have no respect for our country and its President. And we think it’s so cool that you, the parents, don’t either. *fist bump*
Yeah, that’s essentially what that email said.
WTF…now they are trying to hum and haw their way out of what they said because our big newspaper got wind of the original letter and found it to be as disgusting as I did!?!
You can NOT do take backs.
Some of you may think that Obama is trying to reorganize the Nazi Youth. Some of you may think that President Obama has ulterior motives behind everything he does.
I’m not going there. I’m not politically educated. I know what I see and yes, it’s a bit scary.
But geez…did you read the speech?
Because if you parents took the time to educate YOURSELVES. You would KNOW that the President isn’t trying to brainwash our students. Not yet and not in this way at least. *wink*
Seriously. *eye roll*
I’m ashamed of my school district. And really, all the school districts that are not backing Obama in his speech to our children.
SHAME ON ALL OF THEM.
Well, at least we know one school that won’t miss the speech at noon. The private school President Obamas daughters attend.