Thursday, July 14, 2011

An Improper Use of School Equipment

I don't think the general public has any idea how rabidly leftist most public school workers are:
A public school district in Michigan has used its phone alert system to point voters toward the recall effort against Gov. Rick Snyder. In early June, shortly after the Snyder recall reached the petition-gathering phase, the alert system for Lawrence Public Schools sent out the following robocall to residents of the district:

“This is a message from the Lawrence Public Schools (inaudible) alert system. This is an informational item and not directly associated with the school. Concerned parents interested in cuts to education . . . we're here to inform you that there is information about the problem. Also, be advised that there is a petition to recall Governor Snyder. If you want, stop by Chuck Moden's house right by the school June 7th/8th between 3:30 and 4:00 pm. Thank you. Goodbye.”

That no one thought, "This isn't appropriate", is all you really need to recognize to prove my point.


LeftCoastRef said...

1. Totally agree with you. Those systems should be to notify the school community of issues directly pertaining to the "local building".
2. Don't know how else to ask you, but what is your take of Brown signing Leno's SB 48? What about the clause that nothing negative can be said regarding GLBT? What about there is not a parent opt out for those that consider this a religious issue?

Darren said...

It doesn't say you can't say anything bad about a gay *person*, it says you cannot say anything bad about his/her *sexuality*. I think. And since, with very few exceptions, we shouldn't be discussing sexuality with students anyway, I don't have a problem with that.

On the other hand, noting the contributions of blacks, women, Asians, Native Americans, and any other group that feels slighted--I have a major problem with that. It says that what they did wasn't significant at all except for the fact that they're a member of an I-feel-slighted group. At best it's merely paternalistic.

Ellen K said...

Nothing is unethical for liberals. For example, you could threaten an entire senior population of witholding their social security checks on August 3rd, but continue with planning for a birthday fundraising gala on August 4th. It might be cruel and cyncial and meanspirited and manipulative. But it wouldn't be unethical....if you were a liberal.