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Red Oak ISD will not be broadcasting presidents address

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On Sept. 8, President Obama will be delivering an address to the Nation’s students.

After careful consideration, Red Oak ISD will not be broadcasting this address next Tuesday and Wednesday as previously planned. 

For parents interested in viewing the broadcast, it can be accessed via the Whitehouse Official website at http://www.whitehouse.gov.




Gay Lynn Broom

Executive Director of Communications

Red Oak I.S.D.



From: R. P. Ramsey [mailto:occides@hotmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, September 03, 2009 12:59 PM
Subject: presidents speech to children



I am appalled that my taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama's socialist ideology within our school system. I send my child to school to learn, not to be subjected to a partisan liberal attempt to circumvent my parental rights.


This highly questionable event wil obligate our children in public schools to agree with our president's initiatives or be ostracized by their teachers and classmates.  The ROISD plan to allow children to "opt out" of this socialist inspired indoctrination will cause those children who "opt out" to be identified by both educators and others who support the President and his invasion into the school system.


Although I support educating our children to respect the office of the president, I will not, and do not support any of this president's agendas, ideals, or values.  I consider him the greatest threat to our collective liberties this country has ever faced.


No president in the history of this Nation has ever attempted to use his position to speak directly to our children as a closed or captured audience.  But then again no president in the history of this Nation has ever requested that American citizens report those citizens who disagree with his policies directly to a White House website either.


ROISD's decision to participate in this shameful social experiment does not bode well for our elected representatives on the school board.  My child will not be attending the indoctrination, nor will he be "opting out".  Please see that my letter is foreworded to the school board as I don't seem to be able to find a way to email them (my elected representatives) directly.


Rodney Pat Ramsey



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