Obama School Supplies You Can Believe In
Dec 14th, 2009 by Brawlin Melgar

Obama School Supplies You Can Believe In

According to the Columbia Daily Tribune, officials at three Missouri schools aren’t very happy with the Obama campaign-themed school supplies their schools received from a supply company recently. As a matter of fact, the supply company, Pencil Wholesale, is having to travel across the state to recall the pencils and notebooks that look very similar to Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign logo.

The school supplies have  pictures of stacks of coins – pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters – and read “Change We Can Believe In.”  It also features the red, white, and blue “O” that was a signature mark of the Obama campaign.   (See the photo to the right.)

At least two families of students at Columbia Elementary School have complained about their children purchasing the notebooks and pencils from a school vending machine and Principal Mary Sue Gibson alerted the supply company, saying she didn’t want to “get into that political arena.”

Greg Jones, a sales representative with the company says the design was an accident.  “The art department was trying to be cutesy,” he said of the school supplies.  “I wish I could do it over, but for now, I can just make it right.” He also stated that the supplies were not designed by Pencil Wholesale.

Jones said he delivers supplies to about 800 schools and he will be traveling around to the schools who may have received the controversial supplies to see to it that they are removed, but finding all of the pencils and notebooks has been a difficult task.

“It’s turned out to be really ugly. We’re trying to get them out of the schools as fast as we can,” he said in a statement.

Safe Schools Czar Wants Porn for Preschoolers?
Dec 6th, 2009 by Brawlin Melgar

Harry Potter, Junie B. Jones, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. These are book titles you are likely to find in your child’s school library.  But what if you walked into your child’s classroom and saw titles such as Queer 13, Love & Sex: Ten Stories of Truth, and Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian on the bookshelves?  According to a new report by Scott Baker of, the possibility of children as young as preschool age reading about subject matters that include public masturbation, prostitution, five-year-olds playing sex games, thirteen-year-olds having oral sex, affairs with older teachers, and the taste of semen, could become a reality in the not-so-distant future.

The Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) is an organization whose mission, according to their website,  is to educate teachers, students, and the public against homophobia and heterosexism in schools.  The group was founded by Kevin Jennings, who served as the Executive Director of GLSEN for many years.  Where is Kevin Jennings now?  He’s working under the Obama administration as the “Safe School Czar”

According to Baker’s report, GLSEN “strives to influence the educational curriculum to include materials which the group believes will increase tolerance of gay students and decrease bullying.”  This includes a suggested reading list for all students and is divided into three sections, K-6, 7-12, and books for teachers.  The book list is featured on the GLSEN website, which even allows for online ordering for students and teachers who want to use the reading materials in their classroom.

OK, not that big of a deal.  While I don’t think it’s appropriate to talk about relationships of any kind (gay or straight) outside of a parent-approved sex education class, I do think students need to be taught to be tolerant of people who are not like them.   I understand the desire for children of all walks of life to be treated appropriately.  But wait, there’s more.

Around the time the book list was developed, GLSEN put out a press release, praising the passage of the Dignity in All Schools Act by the New York City Council.  In the press release, GLSEN claims they focus on :educational resources, public policy agenda, student organizing programs, and development initiatives.”  In other words, one of their main focuses is influencing education.  This group has an agenda.

Again, I have no problem with schools teaching tolerance, but not as suggested by a gay and lesbian group.  No offense to gays and lesbians, but I would not want to see children given tolerance lessons by any group that is ultimately about sexual relationships, regardless of the sexual orientation of those involved.  This is what many liberals and gay agendists don’t seem to understand.  It is inappropriate for children to be talking about sex of any kind in school, unless they are participating in a class in which sex is part of the curriculum and only then, after their parents have approved of the content.  These books force sex onto students who may or may not be ready for the topic.

Also, as the report states, it’s not about censorship.  No one wants to ban these books, but forcing them onto a population of students under the age of eighteen is inappropriate.  GLSEN does advise adults to review the books, but also insists the books were reviewed by staff members and contain appropritate content.    The actual content of the books is too graphic to post here, but upon reading specific passages, I, myself,  was shocked beyond belief.  As an adult, I do not read books containing such language and I certainly would not want my children doing the same.

Kevin Jennings was heading the organization in a very “hands-on” role at the time this book list was published.  Whether or not he knows about the list is not certain, but it is likely.   Would you want the man behind the organization promoting such books to have any hand in educating America’s students?   Decided for yourself.  To read passages  from some of the suggested books, please visit the full report at Gateway Pundit. Please be cautioned, the passages contain very explicit and pornographic language.

University of Minnesota Only Wants Racist Teachers
Dec 5th, 2009 by admin

University of Minnesota Only Teaches Teachers Who Hate America

If you are an aspiring teacher planning to attend the University of Minnesota, you better check any patriotic or non-racist thoughts at the door.

This is according to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), an organization which promotes civil liberties on American college and university campuses.  The group sent a letter to Robert Bruininks, the University’s president, asking him to not adopt the policies proposed by the school’s College of Education and Human Development which includes the University requiring potential teachers be examined on topics such as “white privilege” and providing them with “remedial re-education” in they hold “wrong views.”

The letter stated:

The university’s general counsel should be asked to comment as soon as possible.  If the Race, Culture, Class, and Gender Task Group achieves its stated goals, the result will be political and ideological screening of applicants, remedial re-education for those with ‘wrong’ views and values, withholding of degrees from those upon whom the university’s political re-education efforts proved inefective.

The letter was penned by Adam Kissel, an officer with FIRE.  According to Kissel, the entire admissions process will be redesigned to screen applicants based on their beliefs and values.  He says that the public University is bound by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, making it legally and morally obligated to uphold a student’s right to freedom. 

The new plan asks the question:

How can we be sure that teaching supervisors are themselves developed and equipped in cultural competence outcomes in order to supervise beginning teachers around issues of race, class, culture, and gender?

So what exactly does the new plan have new teachers planning lessons about?  Well,  the “myth of meritocracy” in the United States for one thing.  Also, “the history of demands for assimilation to white, middle-class, Christian meanings and values” and the “history of white racism.”

This path of educating students isn’t exactly new to American universities.  The University of Delaware was caught teaching students that “all whites are racists”  The curriculum was done away with upon outcry from alumni and the public, but the school still defended its program. 

According to Minneapolis Star-Tribune columnist Katherine Kersten, Minnesota’s new plan would force prospective teachers to “embrace – and be prepared to teach our state’s kids – the task force’s own vision of America as an oppressive hellhole: racist, sexist and homophobic.”  She goes on to compare the issue to China’s Cultural Revolution re-education camps. 

FIRE compares the decision to the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case of the West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette (1943).   In that ruling, Justice Robert H. Jackson said, “Freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of its substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order. If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein.”

Hopefully, University of Minnesota alumni and Minnesota state taxpayers will stand up against what is being forced upon their college students.  Indoctrinating future educators with a specific agenda is dangerous not only to those educators, but to the thousands of students they will reach in their lifetimes.

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