[9/2/09 e-mail to Katy 912ers re-posted with permission from Eddie Gallegos.]
Good afternoon, everyone.
Normally, I don’t like to to send mass mail, but this issue is so absurd, I want to make certain everyone is on the same page.
By now, we have all heard that Obama will speak to our children next week on Tuesday, September 8. The social networking sites and blogs are on fire regarding this issue. Well, there is more to this story.
Apparently, school boards were never informed about this broadcast; rather, the Department of Education contacted principals directly. What does this mean? It means, as Obama has done with the czars, bypassed elected officials, e.g., school board members, and is counting on principals to decide what is best for the classrooms. This further means that, in this situation, the authority of the school board has been neutralized. Does this sound familiar?
Remember the language in the spendulus package which allowed state legislatures to circumvent the authority of a governor by allow the legislature to decide whether or not to accept spendulus money for a state – a duty that should be in the hands of the governors?
Please, this is a very serious issue. I urge you to contact your children’s schools, principals, and teachers. Obama has crossed the line many times, but the indoctrination of our children cannot and should not be tolerated.