Friday, September 4, 2009

Permission to be Exposed

On Thursday, September 4, 2009, as part of our fall curriculum, we are sending home a permission slip that notifies parents that they will be watching a live televised address to students from the President of the United States. Parents will need to sign this form if they do not want their children to participate in this event.

If you do not want your children to see the permission slip and then have to explain why people won’t let their children watch President Obama, please sign THIS form.

______________ ____________ __________________

Name of Student Grade Parent Signature

Reason you do not want your child to know about the permission slip (please check all that apply):

rI’m afraid of the unspoken message my children might hear: There are many parents who don’t want their kids to be influenced a black man.

rI don’t want to have to explain to my children that parents of their classmates won’t let them listen to others they disagree with.

rI don’t want my children to think that it is legitimate for the Public School System to spend tax money (let alone our precious environmental resources)on all the paper and ink for all the forms sent home making sure to give parents every opportunity to choose something that could potentially harm other children’s faith in humanity.

rI do not want my kids to know that parents in my community, who I am teaching them to trust, are afraid that our elected officials might try to manipulate and brainwash them to believe scary and dangerous PG-13 things.


  1. Really? You really think this is about race? You think the vast majority of people that are opposed to having their children listen to this nonsense are bigoted and ignorant? Sarah, I could care less about what color Obama is. I could care less about what color Joe Biden is. The fact of the matter is that there are a lot of people that do not support their agenda in the White House, and these people aren't fired up about having their children complete the assignment that went along with that speech, which was writing a letter to the president to talk about ways they could support him. All of this on the heels of desperate attempts to get people on board with his ideas on health care reform. The whole thing stinks, and it would stink if he were purple.

  2. Mindy,

    In response to your concern about the assignment, George H. Bush gave students the exact same assignment in his address to students. This is not a sinister attempt to recruit children to Obama's plan for health care, but a very sensible encouragement for children to begin to take responsibility for their citizenship.