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calendar   Monday - June 11, 2012

must not sing god bless the usa as it could offend other cultures.

It’s been raining hard and steady all day and in fact since last night. Had early start today, wife to doctor and I have a test very early tomorrow morning.
So, I was about to shut down early and pack it in but wanted to visit Vilmar’s site to see what sort of mayhem he was up to.
And darn if my blood pressure didn’t rise several notches.  The story is a day old, it may not be brand new but in case even one of you missed this stupidity, well, here ya go. Bizarre. Unbelievable that someone could be this stupid and still remain in the school system.  But then again, hey. This is what you get when you lower standards to meet quotas. 

H/T Vilmar

‘WE DON’T WANT TO OFFEND OTHER CULTURES’: N.Y. PRINCIPAL REPORTEDLY SCRAPS ‘GOD BLESS THE USA’ FROM SCHOOL PROGRAM

by Madeleine Morgenstern
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The principal of a Brooklyn, N.Y. elementary school, Greta Hawkins, has reportedly pulled the song “God Bless the USA” from a kindergarten graduation ceremony so as not to offend other cultures, according to the New York Post.

The kindergartners had spent several months learning the song, which was set to close out the program, until P.S. 90 principal Greta Hawkins came into a recent rehearsal and told teachers to scrap it.

“We don’t want to offend other cultures,” teachers quoted Hawkins as saying, according to the Post.

Teachers and parents were reportedly shocked by Hawkins’ decision, particularly because the Lee Greenwood song has been sung at school events in the past — and because a rendition of Justin Bieber’s song “Baby” was kept in the program.

Kindergarten mother Luz Lozada told the Post “God Bless the USA” got a standing ovation at last year’s fifth-grade graduation, and that the school’s immigrant parents, including those from Pakistan, Mexico and Ecuador, “love it.”

But New York’s Department of Education gave the Post a different reason for pulling the song: Hawkins thought the lyrics were “too grown up” for 5-year-olds to sing — though Bieber’s were apparently fine.

According to the Post, the Education Department is supporting Hawkins’ decision.

“The lyrics are not age-appropriate,” spokeswoman Jessica Scaperotti said.

It’s not the first time “God Bless the USA” has attracted controversy: In April, a Massachusetts elementary school made headlines after students were taught to sing “We love the U.S.A.“ instead of ”God bless” before ultimately backing down.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 06/11/2012 at 12:39 PM   
Filed Under: • CULTURE IN DECLINEDemocrats-Liberals-Moonbat LeftistsDIVERSITY BSEducationOutrageousStoopid-PeopleUSA •  
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