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“I Pledge…to Obama”

Salt Lake City Tribune recently reported this video was shown to elementary students in Eagle Bay.  This is just one school reporting it, but you know it’s been shown elsewhere.  With the recent news that Obama would be giving an internet-based school speech with talking points for teachers; this video is coming under more scrunity. This is some freaky Jonestown-eque stuff.  Watch it here…but KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF THE KOOL-AID!

UPDATE: Obama aides announced this afternoon they were changing some language in the attached lesson plan given to teachers as a supplement to the speech. Here is one major change:

Among the activities initially suggested for pre-K to 6th grade students was to “write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president.”

The suggestion about writing letters has since been changed to: “Write letters to themselves about how they can achieve their short-term and long-term education goals. These would be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals.”

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