The principal of a public school in Brookline, Mass., is asking parents to fill out permission slips before their children can participate in a weekly recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.
Gerardo Martinez, the principal of The Devotion School, informed parents that the school would begin reciting the pledge in January – over the public address system.
Attached to the letter was a form that asked parents to check either, “Yes, my child will participate in the weekly Pledge of Allegiance” or “No, my child will not participate in the weekly Pledge of Allegiance.”
“I urge you to have a conversation as a family to help your children understand why I will be reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and to support them in feeling comfortable and confident in the decision on whether or not to participate,” Martinez wrote in the letter.
The fringe left is trying to distort the truth and silence thousands of Texans — including numerous teachers and parents who have called, e-mailed and testified before their State Board of Education (SBOE) member.
The extremists are even using our great Founding Father, Thomas Jefferson, as a political pawn. Jefferson was never removed from social studies as falsely reported by many. Jefferson will be taught at three grade levels, and the Declaration of Independence and its political ideas are emphasized repeatedly in the standards.
For over a year, Texans have been speaking out against attempts to remove or diminish important historical figures, celebrations, concepts and symbols like:
Thank God a majority of the SBOE rightly struck down such misguided versions of history. Without the elected Board, these important figures would have been removed from social studies for the next 10 years.
But the fringe left still wants to destroy the SBOE’s role as a voice on education standards. Why? Because they want unlimited control over what students learn, to radically change the worldview of our next generation by distorting history.
The review process began over a year ago, but now liberal academia, the ACLU and some political candidates want the State Board of Education to delay the final vote on social studies standards from May 21, 2010 until January 2011 — after the November elections — and one State Senator wants to abolish the SBOE and take away your vote!
Stand up for Texas education — sign the petition now:
- I oppose the attempted takeover of education by the extreme left
- I support final adoption of social studies standards on May 21, 2010, as scheduled
- I support a State Board of Education that has members elected by the public
Email the State Board of Education your support at: email@example.com
Please help us get this information into the hands of as many people as possible by forwarding it to your entire e-mail list of family and friends.
Urgent: E-mail your representative and two senators today!
There are many reasons to oppose President Obama’s push to take over the nation’s health care system, but among the most important is this one: his plan will put Planned Parenthood clinics inside your child’s school.
Yes, you read that right. Under an innocuous-sounding section titled “School-Based Health Clinics,” H.R. 3200 will authorize Planned Parenthood, as a “sponsoring facility,” to run a clinic during school hours on the grounds of public schools, with absolutely no accountability either to parents or school administrators.
All this will be done at taxpayer expense. And unlike the rest of the bill, which isn’t slated to go into effect until 2013, these clinics are scheduled to go into schools next fall.
As you know, Planned Parenthood is the nation’s largest abortion provider and the most dangerous purveyor of the mythical “safe sex” message which has deprived so many American teens of their sexual innocence and left them with diseases and unwanted pregnancies.
|The last thing we need is for President Obama to put these dangerous clinics inside our schools. Send an E-mail your congressmen and senators in Washington, D.C., today and urge them to vote “No” on any health care plan that invites Planned Parenthood onto our public school campuses.It is very important that you forward this alert to your friends and family members.Supporting resources:
Click Here for more information on H.R. 3200.
Click Here for portions of the bill specifically related to the school-based clinics.
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- Opposing abortion, Hunterdon Freeholder Walton objects to funding for Planned Parenthood (nj.com)
- Akin’s Campaign Stands By Claim Of Abortions On Women Who “Are Not Actually Pregnant” (buzzfeed.com)
- Texas Women Ponder Next Steps as Law Cuts Health Options (bloomberg.com)
- Abortion Is The #1 Cause of Death In the Black Community By Design (carlislemitchell.wordpress.com)
- Todd Akin Campaign Says He Still Believes Doctors Give Abortions To Non-Pregnant Women (huffingtonpost.com)
- Woman Rushed to Emergency Room from Idaho Planned Parenthood (deaconjohnspace.wordpress.com)
“Harvey Milk was a notorious sexual predator, advocated multiple sexual relationships at the same time, was a public liar, and is in no way a good role model for children,” said Randy Thomasson, president of SaveCalifornia.com.