You may remember the post yesterdays that said two San Antonio school districts had decided not to show President Obama’s speech to schoolchildren (Northside ISD and Northeast ISD), and that San Antonio ISD has decided any teacher wishing to view the speech must contct the parents of the children first. This effectively means that 75% of San Antonio’s school children will not see the President’s speech.
The two holdout school districts are the Schertz – Cibolo – Universal City ISD (The Randolph AFB and Fort Sam Houston housing areas) and the Alamo Heights ISD (tony, old money — very liberal) will be showing the President’s speech.
From the San Antonio Tea Party Website: (Edited slightly for clarity by Your Alamo City Pundit)
Friday Sept. 4th, starting at 8:00 A.M. SATP Patriots protested outside the Alamo Heights ISD administrative offices. On Sept. 8th President Obama will be speaking to all public school children. The guidelines published by the U.S. Department of Eduction to accompany the President’s speech are not appropriate and if followed constitute a violation of State and Federal law. You can find what “educational materials” the teachers will be using in conjunction with this message by visiting HERE.
Then Please go to This Site and read # 3b and the following paragraphs. It details where teachers can get on the wrong side of the law, as shown below:
NOTICE AND DECLARATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
Surveys and Evaluations, Psychological Exams / Invasion of Privacy:
I __________(do/do not) give my written consent to the Educational Institution or School District to require or otherwise subject my child(ren) to any survey, analysis, personal inventory or evaluation that reveals information concerning political affiliations; mental and psychological problems potentially embarrassing to the child(ren) or his/her family; sex behavior and attitudes; illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating and demeaning behavior; critical appraisals of other individuals with whom the child(ren) has/have close family relationships; legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians, and ministers; or income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program). (Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment [PPRA], 20 U.S.C. §1232h) (Texas Education Code §26.009).
This includes my allowance/prohibition for my child(ren) to be given or administered any psychological examination, test or treatment by any school employee, agent or affiliate, unless proof is provided to me in writing, before any such psychological examination, test or treatment is given, that said examination, test or treatment is required by state or federal law regarding requirements for special education. (Texas Education Code §26.009).
This includes, but is not limited to: (1) all surveys, personal inventories, questionnaires, or any other document that is personally intrusive, invading the privacy of my child(ren), myself, or our family, and/or that delves into the psyche or thoughts of my child(ren), (2) any method of obtaining information, individually or in a group activity, that is not directly related to academic instruction and that is designed to elicit information about attitudes, habits, traits, opinions, beliefs or feelings of my child(ren), and/or (3) any activities that have been designed to affect behavioral, emotional, or attitudinal characteristics of my child(ren). (34 Code of Federal Regulations §98.4[c] and ).
This further includes, but is not limited to: (1) Structured Reaction Questionnaires; (2) Self-Evaluation/Self-Assessment Exercises, Surveys, Questionnaires; (3) Needs Assessment Instruments/Exercises; (4) Self-Exploration Programs, Exercises, Projects, Assignments; (5) Requests or Invitations for Self-Referral to Individual or Group Counseling Services.
If there has been a violation of my or my child(ren)’s rights under the PPRA, or I have any reason to believe a violation has occurred, I have the right to, and may, file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Family Policy Compliance Office at 600 Independence Avenue, S.W., Room 1366, Washington, DC 20202-4605, (202-260-3887), TDD (202-260-8956).
Two Constitutional attorneys, Allen Parker and Clayton Trotter are very upset about this and have contacted Governor Perry’s office to tell him that the San Antonio Tea Party is livid about Obama’s planned action and want him to speak out NOW against it. It not only is a violation of State law but Federal law.
The San Antoni Tea Party is a flurry of activity this week:
Stand Up For Texas Rally: Saturday September 5th 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. South steps of the Texas State Capitol – 1100 Congress Ave., Austin.
March On Washington 2009: Thursday September 10th – Sunday September 13th Washington D.C.
As Drudge says, Continuing to develop . . .