Remember this scary little indoctrination video:
Apparently it still has some of the parents alittle wee-wee’d up:
BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) – Protesters brought some different songs Monday to an elementary school where students sang in praise of President Barack Obama, bringing criticism from conservative commentators who said children were being indoctrinated.
About 70 protesters stood on a sidewalk across the street from the B. Bernice Young School waving flags and homemade placards, singing “God Bless America” and “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” and chanting slogans such as “No indoctrination” and “Free children, free minds.”
“The Battle Hymn of the Republic” is one of the songs that had it’s lyrics mashed up in the Obama Song tribute. It’s toward the end of the video.
Monday’s 90-minute protest, held while the school was in session and attended largely by members of anti-tax organizations from around the state, was an outgrowth of that sentiment.
“We should continue protests like this to prevent this from happening again,” said Robert Gordan, 66, a retiree from Middletown.
C’mon AP — you can say “Tea Party.” C’mon. Say it. C’mon!
Karen Flowers, a 43-year-old state government social worker, was there to protest the protesters. “I don’t have any problem with the first African-American president, the children singing about it,” Flowers said. “They’re making a lot out of nothing.”
My my my — was threat the specter of racism she was trying to invoke? Wanna bet she’s an SEIU member, too?
Jim and Gina Pronchick, who were among the few protesters who have children in the school, said they were upset that their son was in the video without their permission—and that school officials hadn’t fully explained the context of the song.
The song was performed in February during an assembly that celebrated a number of occasions, from Black History Month to Dental Health Month, the township Board of Education said in a statement Monday. The lyrics were sent home to parents in advance, the board said.
Okay — that’s a damned dirty lie, and I can tell you exactly why. When was the last time your kid’s school sent home the lyrics of any song your kid was going to sing? If it’s true, they knew there were problems with the song in advance, and were trying to wash their hands of it.
But I sincerely, strongly doubt it’s true. The Board is lying to cover their collective butts.
The video was made a month later when Charisse Carney-Nunes, who wrote the children’s book “I Am Barack Obama,” visited the school and children sang the song again, school officials said.
“There was no intention to make any political statement or promote a political agenda at all,” Superintendent Christopher Manno said in the statement.
Uh-huh. “We sang a song about one particular (sitting) President — but it had no political agenda at all” Riiiiiight. Suuuuuure it didn’t, you lying sack of shinola. NOTE to the Tea Parties of New Jersey: WHY is this guy still your schools superintendent?
The teacher who oversaw the class has retired.
Yeah, I’ll just bet she did. That’s probably one of the motivators for doing it: “I’m retiring — let them try and fire me.”
In other words, just another day in the American Education System: Incompetence, Arrogance, Lying through their teeth to the parents, and our kids struggle to pass the tests.
Vouchers are looking better and better, aren’t they?