Monday, October 12, 2009
We are all too aware of the pro-Obama political rallies taking place in public schools which have recently come to the light. One school in New Jersey received the most attention. Today a protest took place there to demonstrate disapproval with this indoctrination.
On Monday, dozens of protesters chanted outside the school, saying the children are being brainwashed.
"Educate, don't indoctrinate; Educate don't indoctrinate," they chanted.
The demonstrators protested across the street from the "B" Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington Township. They carried signs saying "No Kiddie Propaganda" and "No Politics In The Classroom."
They are angry about a video made at the school last March.
As a public school teacher, I understand that this is a concern. This particular school in New Jersey went really far--off the charts--in their affection for President Obama. I'd like to believe it's the exception and not the rule, that children throughout these United States are not spending their days singing songs of love to the president while being fed lies that lead them to think ill of other leaders. Read about my recent experience with this in an article I wrote called "Public School Library Propagates Falsehood That Governor Palin Banned Books."
Parents' complaints about the song students sang about President Obama ranged from the lyrics themselves to personal experiences with a communist culture where students were forced to reverence leaders.
Comments from some protestors:
"These words never came home. Obama. Say yes to Obama. Find your inner Obama. That's brainwashing," Gina Pronchick said.
"This is not America. This is a communist country."
Added parent Gina Altokova: "I came from former Soviet Union as a kid. I was singing songs to the leader Brezhnev and all the others. They were bigger than God.
"Millions of us were singing songs to Gerat leaders. This is a shame. This must stop."
Indeed it must stop. This will take place only to the extent that parents and community members stay abreast of what is taking place in our children's schools--and then take a stand.
Read the entire article here.