The following is a note from my son’s school’s principal, via the PTA. . .
“Dear [name of Elementary School] Families,
As you may be aware, President Obama is scheduled to address the nation’s
schoolchildren on Tuesday. However, [our school] will be postponing the
viewing to later in the week. I will be sending a letter home on Tuesday
explaining the details and giving parents the option of allowing or not
allowing their child to view the address.
Thanks and enjoy the rest of the holiday.
Principal McPrincipalson, Ed.D.
School Name Elementary
As a PTA membership benefit and an important communication tool, you have received this email directly from the [school name] PTA.”
Seriously? Glad to know that the powers that be at my child’s school are caving to a bunch of hysterical nut jobs.
Here’s the thing: If you don’t want your child to watch it, keep your child out of school that day. And in the future, please refrain from throwing around the old “that’s not patriotic” charge; In my opinion, if you are refusing to let your child hear a message from the President of our country, you are showing disrespect to the office of the President. Who’s unpatriotic now?
Yeah, my kid will be there. I refuse to teach my child that it is okay to refuse to listen to someone else’s viewpoint. I will teach my kid that it is required that he show respect to the highest office in the United States.