Kindergarteners at a Texas elementary school were sent home with lyrics to a pro-President Barack Obama song that included such lines as “Barack Obama is the man” and “He’s our man, yes we can!”
The song, part of a Black History Month program, was forwarded from a parent at Tipps Elementary School in Houston to Joe “Pags” Pagliarulo, a nationally syndicated radio host and frequent fill-in for Glenn Beck. Included with the lyrics was an apparent memo to kindergarten teachers that said kindergarteners would be “required” to learn the chant for the program [all spelling errors below are original]:
Who’s famous slogan is Yes we can?
Obams’s famous slogan is Yes we can
Who do we know is the man?
Barack Obama is the man
He’s our man, Yes we can!
In case you’re wondering if the song was sanctioned by the school district, apparently it was:
When contacted by Pags, the school district’s assistant superintendent for communications defended the song, calling it “an instructional activity to honor Black History Month.
Sadly, this sounds all-too familiar.
What is it about this President that inspires teachers and school districts to do the dumbest things? I just don’t get it.