I visited my son's high school today and asked if BHO's speech was going to be broadcast on Tuesday. The secretary in the office said she had no idea what I was talking about. Does she live under a rock?
The district administration building is next door to the school, so I strolled on over to speak to someone there. Again, I got the same answer from the office decoration behind the desk. While waiting for someone to finish a meeting to answer my question, the superintendent walked in. It was at that moment I decided to get answers from someone whose paycheck partially depends on me.
I asked him the same question. He told me that the district will NOT be broadcasting the speech on Tuesday because it was going to be too hard to get all the kids in classrooms at the same time. The district will, however, be taping it to allow teachers to use the speech as part of the lesson plan should they decide to do so. I proceeded to ask if there was an opt out clause for parents to take advantage of. He told me that, if it's being used as part of a lesson, there is no opt out option.
When asked if there would be advance parental notification, he said that the teacher may inform parents if they think there is objectionable material, but they are not required to do so. I said, "You mean like when they show 'An Inconvenient Truth'?" The color drained from his face.
The next step for me is to email the teachers to demand notification should they choose to use this crap in class. My kids will take a zero before I allow them to be indoctrinated.
Alexander Graham Bell
2 weeks ago