Jueves, 03 de septiembre de 2009

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Parents upset over 'leftist propaganda' video

Principal apologizes for showing 'I Pledge' to students. 

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13249171?_requestid=5883011


Children at Eagle Bay Elementary School in Farmington were shown a short video called "I pledge" on Aug. 28. The video opens with an image of President Barack Obama and part of a speech in which he says, "Let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other." The video then features celebrities making pledges about how they will help the president and the world -- and that's where some say the problem lies.

Many pledges, such as supporting local food banks, smiling more, and caring for the elderly are noncontroversial. But other pledges, such as "to sell my obnoxious car and buy a hybrid" and to advance stem cell research.

"Showing the video in a public school is completely inappropriate," said Jennifer Cieslewicz, whose daughter is a first-grader at the school. "I don't believe a video such as this that promotes certain values should be shown to elementary students, especially without parents being aware. "

Other offensive pledges included, "I pledge to be of service to Barack Obama," "I pledge allegiance to the funk, to the united funk of funkadelica," and pledges to not use plastic grocery bags and not flush the toilet after urinating.

Cieslewicz said such values should be decided in the home, not at school.

"They shouldn't be troubling our youth with the woes of the world and making them feel like we're in slavery or they have to worry about how many times they flush the toilet or if they have a plastic water bottle," Cieslewicz said, referring to pledges in the video to "end slavery."

"It got to a point where she ( Principal Ofelia Wade ) turned to her assistant and said, 'Oops, I wish I would have seen this before. I don't think I would have shown it,' " 

"She acknowledges she was wrong and apologizes for it and says she's sorry," Williams said.


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