Update2: Is This Obama’s Pet Goat Moment?
Update 2: Elevated from comments – So, Obama needed a teleprompter because he was intro-ing a program that paves the way for a Federal curriculum? Hmm. Not so funny, anymore.
What is even more disturbing than the need to whip TOTUS out to talk to school kids is the purpose of Obama's visit to that school. He was announcing his desire to put billions more into his program "Race to the Top" (RttT in Obamaland cutespeak) and also create a means for school districts to bypass the authority of their State Boards of Education in order to apply for federal RttT funds. What is so disturbing about this? One of the requirements of winning this federal grant money is that local school districts must contractually agree to adopt federal curriculum guidelines, even those that have not yet been defined by the Obama Administration. Yup….the federal core curriculum issue rears its ugly head again.
Obama created the local school district bypass to these federal dollars in response to Rick Perry's decision for Texas to opt out. Obama can't stand Perry and the State of Texas….and was not about yield the chess board.
Posted by: riograndevalleygirl | Sunday, January 24, 2010 at 10:41 PM
Update: No way, not a teleprompter for 6th graders??
From an email tip to a cached photo, please let this be a photoshop!
"Class, let's all take out our Reading Helpers and begin." Or maybe, "If you can afford one of these, you too can become President one day." heh!