[Homestead] Obama song update
rayzentz at aim.com
rayzentz at aim.com
Mon Oct 19 19:42:08 EDT 2009
As a music teacher, who has been involved with song-writing, research in music and learning, and just generally in a classroom, of course it is indoctrination. That is just the way songs, and music with words, works.
Here is an example. I will simply write four words that are lyrics of a short song from 30 or more years ago. All of you will know it. This would be more effective if I could sing it, but it should work this way, as well.
If, after seeing these four words, you can finish the tune, with the words, and understand to what the words refer...? Well, you have been indoctrinated.
Ready? scroll down...
Plop, Plop. Fizz, Fizz...
Did you remember the rest?
From: EarthNSky <erthnsky at bellsouth.net>
To: Homestead List <homestead at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Mon, Oct 19, 2009 4:51 pm
Subject: [Homestead] Obama song update
Here's the latest on the NJ schoolkids singing Obama's praises...
Foxnews.com has filed an open-records request to view notices that a New
ersey school district says were sent to parents alerting them to an
ssembly performance earlier this year in which second-graders sang the
raises of President Obama.
The request, filed Monday with Mary Ann Bell, the Open Public Records
ct officer for the Burlington Township School District, seeks to obtain
opies of notices officials say were provided to parents of students at
he B. Bernice Young Elementary School prior to the assembly in February.
The song was performed again on March 23 -- and videotaped in violation
f school policy -- when author Charisse Carney-Nunes visited the school
n recognition of Women's History Month.
The video, which was posted on YouTube, has angered some parents who say
heir children should not have been videotaped without permission.
thers have lambasted the school administrators for the video's message,
hich they say amounts to indoctrination.
Liz Scott, a spokeswoman for the school district, told Foxnews.com last
eek that the district would be unable to produce copies of the notices
ent to parents before the performances.
In a statement released on Oct. 12, Superintendent Christopher Manno
aid lyrics to the song were sent home to parents ahead of the
erformance, which was videotaped "without knowledge or permission" of
taff members. He also dismissed allegations that the performance was an
indoctrination," saying there was nothing "systematic" about the
"After an investigation of this event, we found that no form of
ndoctrination took place, and there was no intent for indoctrination,"
he statement read. "There was no intention to make any political
tatement or promote a political agenda at all."
But Jim Pronchick, whose 8-year-old son Jimmy can be seen on the video,
aid school officials tried to push their political views on the
tudents, and he disputed the district's claims regarding the notices.
"We never got the lyrics," he told Foxnews.com. "Absolutely not."
leep well tonight, for somewhere in the ocean's depths, MY son is
rotecting your freedom on the USS Key West, currently deployed
omewhere in the Pacific and/or Indian Ocean. Go Navy!
arthNSky Farm, NW Georgia, USA
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