White House changes lines about kids serving Obama from 9/8 activity directives

Just another validation that this is all wicked kooky.


As one of the preparatory materials for teachers provided by the Department of Education, students had been asked to, “Write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president. “

Today, after Republicans accused the White House of trying to indoctrinate school children with liberal propaganda the White House and the Department of Education changed the section to now read, “Write letters to themselves about how they can achieve their short‐term and long‐term education goals.”

“We changed it to clarify the language so the intent is clear,” said White House Spokesman Tommy Vietor…

Allahpundit lays out the administration’s record of not being so awesome with wording and presentation. I’m not even going to play the pledge video. Just, creepy.

In defense of The One’s critics , this isn’t the first time Team Barry has “inartfully” phrased something in a way that suggests an agenda vastly more ambitious than they claim to have. Remember during the transition when his website insisted that national service would be “required” of students before an outcry led them to delete it? Or the terms of use on the Cash for Clunkers website that seemed to imply dealers would be ceding control over their computers to the feds?

RedState has Democrats on school speeches then and now. Ha, Missouri’s own Dick Gephardt:

Then-House Majority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-Missouri) said, “The Department of Education should not be producing paid political advertising for the President.”

Don’t miss the other big point here: the administration totally skipped over the educational hierarchy established to vet such things as a way of protecting both the student body and parental rights. Does anyone notice the irony from an administration that bypasses the rules to tell students to obey the rules?