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White House announces curriculum change for September 8th

"The Obama administration is rethinking its course recommendations for students ahead of President Obama's address to the the nation's schoolchildren next week, rewriting its suggestions to teachers for student assignments on how to "help the president."

White House aides said the language was supposed to be an inspirational, pro-education message to America's youths, but its unintended consequences were evident.

Among the activities initially suggested for pre-K to 6th grade students was to "write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president."

Another assignment for students after hearing the speech was to discuss what "the president wants us to do."

The suggestion about writing letters has since been changed"

If it was so innocent, why change it?

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:47 AM on Sep. 3, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (25)
  • http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/02/wh-withdraws-call-students-help-obama/


     


    As usual, his mouth keeps getting bigger to make more room for his feet

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:48 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • That's one reason my school district is not participating in this political plug, its not up to the school district to promote any political agenda.

    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 11:51 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • White House aides said the language was an honest misunderstanding in what was supposed to be a inspirational, pro-education message to America's youths. Among the activities the government initially suggested for prekindergarten to sixth-grade students: that they " write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president."


    Another task recommended for students immediately after listening to the speech: to engage in a discussion about what "the president wants us to do."


    Very similiar to ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. I don't see the problem

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • Another task recommended for students immediately after listening to the speech: to engage in a discussion about what "the president wants us to do."


    He wants them to STAY IN SCHOOL...How dare he teach that to my child


    eye rolling

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:59 AM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • I don't see the problem

    How about plagiarism? ;) It's not nice to paraphrase without crediting the source!
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 12:00 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • Because most of the right wing nut jobs don't understand plain English or comprehend what they hear. That had to dumb it down for you.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:08 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • How about plagiarism? ;) It's not nice to paraphrase without crediting the source!


    ? I didn't publish anything

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 12:08 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • We are all mothers here, that should give us some level of maturity and at least keep people from name calling...if as a parent thats the kind of example you are setting, thats pretty sad.
    JasonsSexyMama

    Answer by JasonsSexyMama at 12:09 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • How about how to help your president? Help your president do what? tell on your mommy and daddy? when they are not pro-Obama?
    tyme4me2day

    Answer by tyme4me2day at 12:10 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

  • oh my god It was optional it was to give the children a look into politics a feeling that rolling on floortheir thoughts count, A chance to look a t the whole of our country not just the me OMG the horror the dastardly plan OMG !

    CSRodriguez

    Answer by CSRodriguez at 12:11 PM on Sep. 3, 2009

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