SCHOOLS: This is brainwashing. This is scary ............HOME SCHOOL YOUR KIDS. Build home schooling networks! If you need a professor on new media, call me :)
I equate this with Hamas schooling, only subtler. And this is just what we hear about. Yesterday a parent (closet conservative) in a very upscale private school told me that on the day of the inauguration her young child came home from school with a huge Obama HOPE poster, a gift to the class from her teacher.
Pledge of Allegiance Becomes Pledge to Obama News Blaze (hat tip Ragnar)
When asked why, the boy said that during the Pledge of Allegiance the teacher put up a large image of Obama next to the flag.
Thinking that the boy might be exaggerating, the man asked his son if he was sure, and suggested that by "large" he might mean an 8x10 photo of the president. The boy apparently said "No, it is a large picture of Obama and when we are done, the teacher turns off the image."
The same thing was not done for President Bush last year.
After investigating this morning, the other parent reported that what the boy said was true.
At least three of the five classrooms have an overhead projector and as the children stand to recite the Pledge of Allegiance, the teacher turns on the classroom overhead and a full body image of Obama, with six U.S. flags behind him, comes up about 4 feet away from the flag that hangs on the wall. The screen is apparently around five feet by six feet.
In the image, President Obama appears to be staring straight out with no facial expression, just a serious look. All of the kids in each class faced the President, instead of the flag that hangs in the corner.
Local parents are up in arms over this situation. Teachers clearly do not realize the gravity of what they are doing.
Update: The parents spoke to the Vice-Principal this afternoon. He said he would take care of it. I will check with them tomorrow and update this story.
UPDATE: MILITARY: Military to Pledge Oath To Obama, Not Constitution(story here)
Blackfive tells me they talked to higher ups at the pentagon about this military rumor and it is false. If they receive official responses from General Cartwright's office, they'll post them as well.
I removed the story Military pledge story but the SCHOOL PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE STORY IS ACCURATE