reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe
Thank you for the answer, as this gives a clear picture of what may be going on. One question that does come to mind, is what kind of history class
is this, that it deals with current events that has not even come to pass, in topics that normally is covered in more advanced classes, and with some
My advice to you, is watch the speech, and then offer counter points for her to put into the paper, and send along a note with her to school, telling
her teacher, that you, as a parent will be visiting, and will expect that the teacher, the principle and the superintendent all sit down for a
conference, as to why the teacher is using the classroom as a political pulpit, and that you would like some answers to that question. It would also
be advisable to have a lawyer on call, to be able to start legal proceedings if they are not willing to sit down with you, putting an injunction
against the school, the district and the teacher as well. There are other questions, such as how does one speech made today qualify as history? It
has not come to pass, nor could it be considered history in any sense of the word. It does reek as indoctrination as the op stated in the first post,
and sounds more and more like similar rhetoric that some hate groups once used, in the past, namely the Nazi comes to mind. Questions such as is the
teacher racist or racially bias also comes to mind, and other assignments in the past that were given, such as when say George Bush, jr was in office,
was this kind of assignment given, or any president for that matter? If it is no, then the claims of it being racially motivated, could be raised.
If the assignment had been to listen to the speech, name 3 of the people present and what points the student agreed with or disagreed with, that would
be acceptable, as it would give a more fair presentation, along with allowing for opposing points of view. However, when it is just only for in favor
of the president and how they can help the current president achieve his goals, then it crosses the boundary, and goes right into political activism.
It would also due for you to contact the local news and bring it up to the public as well, the more people in your community, city, and state that
know about this, the better it will be to bring pressure on the district.