I am absolutely appalled at the statements and attitudes being taken by elected and school officials.
This is nothing but BLATANT RACISM at its best. To even suggest that OUR DULY-ELECTED PRESIDENT
is attempting to “indoctrinate” our children into “socialism” is utter nonsense.
The Obama administration did a classic bait and switch leading up to the President’s national speech to school children. The documents leaked were lesson plans meant to be used before and after the President’s speech. After taking careful notes on the most controversial areas, the final draft of the speech was written to avoid those problems. Among the most controversial was a paragraph requiring students to write an essay about how to help the President.
This time, similar language is included in a Census fact sheet meant to be distributed in schools. First of all, there is a problem with the children being involved at all because the general fact sheet states clearly that the Census is to be filled out by the person named on the mortgage or rental lease.
Q. Who should fill out the census questionnaire?
A. The individual in whose name the housing unit is owned
or rented should complete the questionnaire on behalf of every person living in the residence, including relatives and non-relatives.
Despite this, schools are expected to spend a week of classroom time on the Census.
Opportunities to discuss and practice civic responsibility through five 15-minute lessons, available online, during a Census in Schools Week celebration.
Students are also expected to memorize the content of the Census form.
Lessons are designed to:
Familiarize students with the census questionnaire.
After being fully educated regarding matters that don’t concern them. Students are supposed to go home and talk up the Census with their parents.
Provide students with family take-home pages to promote participation in the 2010 Census and initiate a family dialogue about the benefits of being counted.
What do you think? Come January I think the same parents that questioned why the President wanted to speak directly with their kids should also question why the Federal Govt’ is in the schools.