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N.J. Principal of Obama Praising Students Unapologetic. After All, Educators Know Better Than Parents!

September 27, 2009

The principal of a N.J. school where children were captured on camera singing hymns to the president is unapologetic and says that given the chance, she’d do it again.

I was more disgusted than I was outraged when first I saw this video of schoolchildren praising President Obama for his “equal pay for equal work” policy efforts.

First of all, we never needed President Obama to make our country “strong again”; the last time I checked, we were the still the world’s lone superpower the day before Barack Obama got elected, and we remain so after his election.  Secondly, isn’t the phrase, “all are equal in his sight” a little messianic? 

It turns out there is another song praising President Obama’s “great accomplishments”:

Song 2:
Hello, Mr. President we honor you today!
For all your great accomplishments, we all doth say “hooray!”

Hooray, Mr. President! You’re number one!
The first black American to lead this great nation!

Hooray, Mr. President we honor your great plans
To make this country’s economy number one again!

Hooray Mr. President, we’re really proud of you!
And we stand for all Americans under the great Red, White, and Blue!

So continue —- Mr. President we know you’ll do the trick
So here’s a hearty hip-hooray —-

Hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip hooray!
Hip, hip hooray!

I’m assuming that by “great accomplishments” the author of the song must mean, “getting elected in a feverishly anti-Republican election cycle, against an ineptly run campaign, over a lugubrious candidate, with a pliant media’s dedicated assistance”.  If there’s some other “great accomplishment” out there, it isn’t immediately obvious to anyone who hasn’t sworn utter fealty to the liberal catechism. 

As off-putting as the songs themselves were, the declaration of the principal in the face of parental outrage is far more disturbing.  Implicit in her declaration–that she would do it again if given the change–is the underlying belief that the parents are all know-nothings and her and her teaching staff are uniquely qualified to determine what is best for the children they are charged with educating.

As a matter of fact, and needless to say, parents are the primary educators of children.  We pay teacher’s salaries in the form of something called “taxes”, and as their employers we ought to have a little say in their education.  This is what burns me about liberals and education: they treat education as some sort of abstract, and teachers and administrators as some sort of clergy who arbitrarily ought to be able to decide what is and isn’t okay to teach children.  The community has spoken rather firmly against the Obama songs, and the teachers and administration ought to act sufficiently contrite.  As I said previously, I initially found the songs far more creepy than alarming, but they are unacceptable nonetheless.  I don’t think the teacher or principal ought to have necessarily been fired for the song, but is it too much to ask for them to admit that their song crossed a line?

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