My dd (7) came home from school and told us that Obama may be fired from being president because he doesnt want people to be able to pray and he doesn't like religion. She told me a few other things about him just in conversation. I am not really a fan of Obama, but I believe in respecting authoritites so I tend to not say much to her abut it since he won. I am shocked that a teacher could talk about it (and was really expressing opinion it seems) to a class of 1st graders. It is a private faith based school, but Im still a little surprised she would tell her class this stuff. Do you think it is appropriate for the teacher to discuss the president like this to young kids?Answer Question
No I dont and I would have a meeting with her ASAP she can have her opinion but she does not need to express it in school
Answer by Anonymous at 3:23 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
That is not appropriate at all. Talk to the principal.
Answer by mancosmomma at 3:24 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
Last year my sons teacher on election day had the kids raise their hands if mom and dad were Democrats. She had them collect their things and made all the kids who did not raise their hands move to the back of the class. My son was forced to the very back row and he has very poor vision and even with his glasses he cannot see the white board at the front of the room. She told the kids to get used to being at the back of the line and get used to being told what to do by Democrats. Many of us complained but teachers in Cali can say pretty much what they want about politics and other personal views in the classroom. They have free speech in class. All the kids after that lied and would say mom and dad were Democrats with the exception of my son. He told his teacher his mommy was a libertarian and was about freedom and liberty and she was a Democrat who was about tyranny and bossing people around.
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Answer by Anonymous at 4:20 PM on Jul. 28, 2009
it holds no bearing on their actual education.
Yes it does, I just told you that above^^^.
It is a faith based school.
What about that are you unable to understand?
Answer by mustbeGRACE at 4:28 PM on Jul. 28, 2009