"It's one thing for a president to encourage all kids to work hard and stay in school – that's a reasonable use of the bully pulpit. It's another thing entirely, however, to have the U.S. Department of Education send detailed instructions to public schools nationwide on how to glorify the president and the presidency, and push them to drive social change. Frighteningly, this is what President Obama has done.
In anticipation of the president's planned September 8 address to students nationwide, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sent a letter and detailed 'classroom activities' to schools with all sorts of troubling buzzwords and guidance. In his letter, Duncan asserts that the work of educators is 'critical to…our social progress.' It's a statement that strongly suggests – as many educators have held and continue to hold – that it is the job of public schools to impose values, often collectivist, on students."
Read this other line from Duncan, as quoted here:
"In his letter to principals, Duncan said viewing of the speech is encouraged, not mandatory."So:
Collectivism in the classroom , as indicated by our nation's Education Czar.
Who the......heck gave him the authority to assign that task?
And then this:
"......viewing of the speech is encouraged, not mandatory"?
Not mandatory? But COULD be, if some Obamanation bureaucratic functionary so decrees?
Nah, there's nothing to worry about in THAT little missive, is there?