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Obama's "Safe Schools Czar", Kevin Jennings, Promotes Sexual Deviancy and Pornography to Children *Fistgate* (Saturday, December 5, 2009)

President Obama's "Safe Schools Czar", Kevin Jennings founded GLSEN (Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network) in 1990. GLSEN participated in a March 2000 event, Fistgate, that can only be described as child abuse. Jim Hoft of BigGovernment.com reports that:

GLSEN sponsored a youth conference at Tuft’s University in March 2000. This conference was fully supported by the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Safe Schools Program, the Governor’s Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, and some of the presenters even received federal money. An undercover journalist with Mass Resistance was at the conference and recorded a couple of the workshops. During one of the conference workshops an activist asks 14 year-old students, “Spit or swallow?… Is it rude?”

That’s not all. The conference also included a workshop where GLSEN activists promoted “fisting” to 14 year olds.

The sexually deviant material that was shared with students is so disgusting that I will not post links on this site. However, I encourage parents to read these BigGovernment.com articles, Fistgate & Fistgate II, which have links to all the relevant material.

Not surprisingly, GLSEN also promotes reading material to children which can only be described as pornographic. Jim Hoft at Gateway Pundit also reports on a GLSEN reading list which has nothing to do with tolerance but everything to do with promoting sexual deviancy among children, the ultimate goal being to normalize homosexual behavior.

Again, I will not post links or excerpts from this pornographic material on this site, but I encourage parents to read the Gateway Pundit article which has explicit excerpts from the books in question.

By promoting such vile material to children, Kevin Jennings makes a mockery of the word "Safe" in his title. Demand the firing of Kevin Jennings. Contact Secretary of Education Arne Duncan at:

US Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20202
1-202-401-2000 phone
1-800-872-5327 toll free
1-202-260-7867 fax
Email: arne.duncan@ed.gov

Movies in School at the Expense of Academic Instruction (Wednesday, May 28, 2008)

During a casual conversation with my oldest son when he was in 3rd grade, he recounted a movie he had watched in school. I inquired further and found out that he had watched quite a few movies in school that had nothing to do with academic instruction. This list is just what my son could recount, there were probably more:
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Night At the Museum
  • Over the Hedge
  • Curious George the Movie
  • The Muppets
  • Snowbunnies
  • The Magic Schoolbus
  • The Shape of Me and Other Stuff
  • Dr. Seuss Green Eggs and Ham and The Sneetches
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
  • A Charlie Brown Halloween
  • A Charlie Brown Easter..
I believe the Charlie Brown series is shown every year around the holidays, as my son also watched these in 2nd grade.

I have no objection to videos as long as they are directly related to academic instruction. My son also watched academically focused videos about the solar system, friction, the rain forest, pollution and penguins.

After inquiring about entertainment films being shown during academic instructional time, I was informed by my son's teacher and principal, that teachers are allowed to show movies on a "limited" basis for "behavior and/or academic reward". To me, this is clearly excessive and unwarranted on its face.

I noted that rewarding students in this way can have the opposite effect, as students expect to be entertained in school during instructional time, thereby diminishing the time allotted to academic instruction. I suggested other rewards such as academically based games or extra trips to the library, reinforcing academic skills.

One academically based game that I used at home with my son is called Timez Attack. It's a video game in which the player "attacks" monsters by solving multiplication problems. There are many games like this which can entertain while reinforcing academic skills.

Picture Day is Upon Us - Again (Wednesday, March 24, 2010)

Spring picture day will be Tuesday March 30th at Woodview Elementary.

Even though students already took pictures in the fall, and cameras are as ubiquitous as wallets, my son's school, and probably all the other schools in VVSD, will disrupt academic instruction to force students to take pictures.

At my request, my son will not be herded to the photographer to take a picture that I don't want.

Why is this being done? Money, of course. This is a fundraiser for the school. How does this impact student learning? It doesn't. Again, why is this being done?