Educating chidlren about Barack Obama

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    Did your schools ever teach you about the sitting president?

    I remember us having a mock campaign in 5th grade in 1972. But I don't remember ever being taught anything Nixon before, during or after the campaign. We had assignments to bring current events newspaper clippings to school, so it could have come up. But I don't recall anything formal.


    This book was assigned reading for first graders at an elementary school in the Green Bay, WI area:

    Barack Obama, by Kira Freed.

    The last line of the book is:

    Another brief passage (They're all brief, it's a level K book.):



    The whole book can be found here in PDF form.

    http://www.readinga-z.com/book-pdfs/raz_level_k_barackobama.pdf



    How would you feel about your first grader being told glowing things during a campaign year about someone whose policies you felt were doing harm to the nation?

    If you love Obama and think it's fine for school children to have this book as a reading assignment, then how would you have felt about first graders being taught about Bush protecting the nation from terrorists after 9/11 and helping to spread democracy to the middle east, for example?
     
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    Facts are fine to teach children.
     
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    It's good that we're informing our kids about current events.

    Being the FIRST black President in the United States of America is no small thing. No matter what you RWers think or say about it.

    Who was the last President to obtain such a national and international milestone? Or any major milestone for that matter?
     
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    Oh yes, this is a good one. I forgot this part:

     
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    What is factual about this...
    ...other than the date.

    What SPECIFICALLY did Obama do, prior to being awarded the prize, to 'make the world a better and more peaceful place'.

    Do tell.
     
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    I agree 100% with your first point.

    How do you consider being awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for doing nothing, a milestone?
     
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    Rest assured they'll get educated about the fuckup if they start praising him in my house.
     
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    It sounds a lot like North Korea. Marxist schools always teach love and adoration of Dear Leader.
     
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    Mmmmm ... Mmmmm .... Mmmmmm ... Barack Hussein Obama ...
     
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    Child: 'daddy... you're going to vote for Barack Obama, right?'

    Father:'no son, I'm not. I am not happy with the job he's done as President and I don't want him to be re-elected.'

    Child: 'But Kira Freed said he was for hope and peace. Aren't you for hope and peace daddy?'

    etc...etc...etc.


    BTW... is there a link to this story anywhere?
     
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