Thursday, November 06, 2008

Educating for Hope and Change

The daughter of a military soldier is nearly in tears as her elementary school teacher berates her for saying she is for John McCain. The teacher scoffs and tells the young girl, "So that means that your daddy could stay in the military for another hundred years!

(Note the clip is taken from a Finnish documentary on Barack Obama thus the use of subtitles.)

So much for tolerance and respect for diversity in the public schools. I can only imagine what would have happened if this had been a white teacher berating a black student for supporting Barack Obama because he failed to protect infants born-alive after a botched abortion.

It's going to be a long four years.

Update: The Superintendent for the Cumberland County Schools in Fayetteville, NC has issued a response,

I was shocked when I saw the clip of an interaction between a Cumberland County Schools teacher and her students as posted on YouTube. While neutral discussion of the political process is appropriate, at no time, particularly with elementary students, should a teacher infuse his/her political views into the discussion. Most disconcerting was the military slant that made its way into this discussion. We are a military community, serving over 15,000 military students and their families. We value the sacrifices, not only of the military parents but also those of their families.

We believe that military children are our children, military spouses are many of our employees, and military service men and women are our heroes. We proudly serve our military children and have received national awards for our support of military families.

I was particularly disturbed to see the uncomfortable position in which our children were placed due to the inappropriate actions of one of our teachers. Please be assured that the actions exhibited in this video are not consistent with the vision of the CCS. Moreover, the actions of one teacher do not represent the 7000 employees in our organization.

Once the video was brought to my attention, I immediately launched an investigation. Personnel laws prevent me from releasing information regarding individual employees and personnel action taken. I can assure you that upon completion of the investigation, I will take appropriate action.

Dr. William Harrison
CCS' Superintendent

(HT: Michelle Malkin)

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