|PS-90 Principal Greta Hawkins|
Really? Well, to the type of people who would be offended by this song "God BlessThe USA", I say screw them! I'm not even a huge fan of the song anymore, having heard it thousands of times over the years. But, it's a fairly easy song to sing and has a great message, and can still cause me to swell with patriotism under the right conditions.
That said, it is becoming more and more clear to me that to rise in position within the public school system requires not that you be a good teacher. Not that you have great administrative skills. Nor that you have seniority. It appears that it requires a blind allegiance to the public unions, a hostility to Judeo-Christianity, a soft spot for Islam, unwavering support of planned parenthood and abortion on demand, thrown in with a good dose of unpatriotic, anti-US, blame-America-first indoctrination. All starting in kindergarten.
What's offensive is that this song is considered offensive, but a New York City school that, "not offers but requires" students to take Arabic courses, funded by a Hamas/Muslim Brotherhood connected group is perfectly fine.
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Monday, Jun 11, 2012 | Updated 3:14 PM EDT