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Friday, October 3, 2008

Outrage at the VEA's bias

As the craziness of this election hits a fever pitch, the liberal elite is not even hiding their tricks to sway the vote to their side and using our children to achieve it. The VEA wants teachers to wear blue during school hours to show their support of Barrack Obama. If you still think your kids are getting an unbiased education in the public school, this may change your mind. Yes it true that you can't pray in school, can't teach abstinence, seems like teachers can't even teach students on how to be a moral and upright citizen of the U.S. but I guess teachers can teach the students who they need to vote for in this election per the VEA's recent e-mail about Obama Blue Day. If I swore, and I don't, :) I would be swearing now (since I can feel my "outrage" meter moving into the red) We all need to write the VEA and state that this will not be tolerated in OUR public schools....this is on the verge of criminal and is simply unethical (an typical of the VEA)....are our children now going to be graded on who they vote for? Obama Blue day is nothing but an attempt of Intimidation of students to do as their teachers say, regardless if their beliefs(or their family's beliefs) are to the contrary. From Foxnews:

Virginia Republicans are in uproar over state teachers union's effort to get educators to show their support for Barack Obama during school hours. ...Virginia Republicans are in an uproar after the state teacher's union sent an e-mail to its members encouraging them to wear blue-colored shirts to school to show their support for Barack Obama...State Republicans are calling it an undisguised attempt to influence students' political views. The Virginia Education Association sponsored "Obama Blue Day" on Tuesday. In an e-mail sent last week, it urged teachers to participate by dressing in blue. "There are people out there not yet registered. You teach some of them," the Sept. 25 e-mail reads. "Others, including our members, remain on the fence! Its time for us to come together, voice our unity, because we make a difference!"..."Let's make Obama Blue Day a day of Action!" the e-mail continues. "Barack the vote!" ...In a statement released to Thursday, VEA President Kitty Boitnott defended the e-mail, saying that it called for teachers to wear blue shirts, but not ones that mentioned a candidate...The invitation was not intended to "encourage teachers to use their classrooms for partisan political purposes," Boitnott said...."The e-mail did not encourage teachers to talk with students about voting for any specific candidate, although it did suggest that teachers can encourage eligible students to register to vote. There certainly is nothing wrong with encouraging students who are 18 years of age or older to register to vote."...But many state Republicans are miffed by the plan, which they characterize as an obvious attempt by the teachers union to encourage young, impressionable voters to cast their ballots for Obama...."It's a breach of public trust on many levels," Virginia Republican Party Communications Director Gerry Scimeca told, who described the VEA as a "very political organization," said the school environment is "a completely inappropriate place for teachers or education staff to be politicking on behalf of any candidate. Parents send their kids to school to get a bipartisan education."...The controversy surrounding the VEA's "Obama Blue Day" is not the only clash between partisan politics and education this election season....The teachers union in New York has also come under fire for distributing thousands of Obama campaign buttons to its members, prompting a backlash from education officials and parents..."Schools are not a place for politics and not a place for staff to wear political buttons," New York Department of Education spokeswoman Ann Forte told"We don't want a school or school staff advocating for any political position or candidate to students and we don't want students feeling intimidated because they might hold a different belief or support a different candidate than their teachers," she said

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Anonymous said...

My daughter told me that the entire third grade class at her Chesterfield County elementary school wore "blue" or had a "blue day" event on Tuesday. I will let you connect the dots. I didn't think anyhting of it until learning about this. I wonder if they informed the parents just why it was a blue day.

Jody L. Wilcox said...

This is just wrong to do in schools

Anonymous said...

You are talking about "right" and "wrong" in the context of liberalism Jody and you should never do that.

Remember, accroding to them since 2000 we as a nation have been Presidentless given the mantra "He's not my President".

This are the same people who have removed anyhting patriotic from being instilled in the classroom, re-write history as they chose and now seek to exploit our children for political gain.

Why should we be surprised, Democrats have exploited blacks, welfare rolls, and even Hispanics throughout the last forty years. It makes since that they would move on to children.