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MALKIN: Reason #99,999,988 to homeschool: Obama-fied textbooks

Posted by iusbvision on October 14, 2008

…And Reason number 2 billion to love Michelle Malkin :-)

 Reason #99,999,988 to homeschool: Obama-fied textbooks

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 14, 2008 11:54 AM

15 pages devoted to The One in a kids’ textbook used in the Racine, WI schools.

Will they be required to learn the goose steps and children’s anthem, too?

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Commenter BrianNY on the Obama Alphabet:

A is for ACORN
B is for Barack
C is for Community Activist…

From Wisconsin:

http://realdebatewisconsin.blogspot.com/2008/10/racine-schools-hand-out-textbook-with.html
My 8th grade son is in an advanced English class at a public middle school here in Racine, Wisconsin. I just found out that my son’s new (copyright 2008) Wisconsin – McDougal Littell Literature book has 15 pages covering Barack Obama.

I was shocked – No John McCain, no Hillary Clinton, no George Bush – Just Barack Obama. I’m wondering how it is that Obama’s story gets put into an 8th grade literature book? It would be one thing, if it was just the tidbit about his boyhood days, but 15 pages, and they talk about his “Life of Service”. Honestly, what has Obama really done to be included in this book? Not only that, but on page 847 there is a photo of Obama at the 2004 Democratic Convention with at least 8 Obama signs in the background! Front & center is an http://www.obama2004.com sign.

Now I understand that many teachers are liberals, but does the school have the right to shove Obama down our kid’s throats? All the kids grouped together and read the story. After that, they discussed it… I guess it appears that Obama is planning ahead. If he doesn’t get his coveted Presidency, Obama is going to make sure, that the younger generations know all about him, and his “life of service”.

If you would like to see the 15 page story on Obama, it appears that you can order this book online. There is a note in the book that says, For more on Barack Obama, visit the Literature Center at http://www.ClassZone.com The book is: Wisconsin – 8th grade – McDougal Littell Literature – copyright 2008. The Obama story starts on page 830. I hope you will take the time to look at this book. I’m really angry about this – In fact, I would love to rip the pages right out of this book.

By the way, you might find this interesting: I did a little checking on McDougal Littell, and it appears that MCDOUGAL, ALFRED L CHICAGO , IL 60611 – N/A/RETIRED has been making contributions to Barack Obama’s campaign!

2 Responses to “MALKIN: Reason #99,999,988 to homeschool: Obama-fied textbooks”

  1. John Sieber said

    The book in question is an English book. The article in question is a speech Obama gave during the 2004 National convention. It is used as part of a lesson plan on how to write a good speech. I guess they used his speech because it was well-written. My guess is as good as those who are going to immediately come to the half-baked conclusion that Obama (or Bill Ayers) had something to do with this.

    THE ABOVE STORY HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS, IT HAS TO DO WITH AN ENGLISH LESSON. GET OVER YOURSELVES.

    [With all due respect, if you believe that sir, I have a bridge in Ketchikan to sell you. Part of my upcoming book will feature textbook bias. I have a great many examples of just this sort of problem. – Editor]

  2. I totally agree with John Sieber. It’s an English lesson. All of you who are hell bent on degrading President Obama instead of dealing with reality, which is he is extremely bright, able to cross not only political borders but international borders with intelligence, grace and style. Try being part of the solution and you just might find that you too can be bright and intelligent once you get over your blinding ignorant bias.

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