Remembering George H.W. Bush’s live speech on education to students in 1991, in which he asked a question still unanswered, “What’s so great about being stupid?”, school districts in Texas, South Carolina, Florida, Missouri, Wisconsin, Illinois and Minnesota, are scrambling to protect our nation’s future. Fearing the children will learn Obama is: president, black, smart, reasonable and does not currently have horns or a tail; many districts have decided not to air the program. Others will require that parents sign permission slips before allowing the children to view the controversial program about the need to work hard and stay in school.
Following in the footsteps of Reagan and Bush One, Obama plans to speak directly to students. His address will be shown live on C-SPAN at noon EDT Tuesday and could have been seen by students unedited, uncensored and without benefit of Fox news providing speculation of what the President really was saying. Having grown tired of attending town hall meetings, totally bat-shit crazy parents all over the country are now demanding their school officials protect their innocent children from hearing such outlandish and unproven ideas involving hard work, goal setting and taking their school year seriously.
In Florida, GOP chairman Jim Greer released a statement that he was “absolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama’s socialist ideology.”
“As far as I am concerned, this is not civics education–it gives the appearance of creating a cult of personality,” said Oklahoma state Sen. Steve Russell. “This is something you’d expect to see in North Korea or in Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.”
Arizona state schools superintendent Tom Horne, a Republican, said lesson plans for teachers created by Obama’s Education Department “call for a worshipful rather than critical approach.”
Seminole County parent Steffani Martino, whose daughter is a student at Lyman High in Longwood, FL, said she might have her teenager skip school Tuesday. “I don’t side with anything Obama agrees with,” Martino said.
One program note: The White House plans to release the speech several hours beforehand, online, so parents can read it.
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