Wednesday, September 2, 2009

School Daze


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As the president's popularity with adults declines, he's targeting a speech to schoolchildren on September 8th. The speech will theoretically be about the importance of education, at the same time Obama and the democrats are waging war on the "meritocracy system" which "unfairly" benefits students who get the best grades and highest test scores.

Additionally, the Whitehouse has sent out helpful lesson plans to schools to help teachers soften up young minds prior to the speech. Suggested points include "Why is it important that we listen to the president," and to encourage students to take notes whenever "the president is asking them to do something."

Bonus: Exclusive documentary footage of the first school kids to hear the president's speech!



11 comments:

zack rawsthorne said...

Love. It. Heard this covered on Hugh Hewitt's radio show today and you've handled it too perfectly.

Philip said...

It reminds me this creepy video with kids :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08BAfKCfu74

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Zack - thanks for the praise! I'm glad to hear that other media are following up on this!

Philip - that IS a creepy video! Although the kids' eyes don't glow in the dark (or do they...?)

Jimmy said...

Great cartoon. Nails it so simply, clearly, takes it to the bottom line in three frames. I commented on it and linked it on my show today (to be published in the next couple hours).

thejimmyzshow.com

Philip said...

According to Van Jones 60% of Americans are A-holes :

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/09/02/white-house-green-jobs-adviser-republicans-assholes/

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Jimmy Z - thanks! Part of the challenge - and fun - of creating Hope n' Change is trying to condense issues into that 3-panel format, ideally with the third panel being a punchline and saying something.

I can't tell you how much I appreciate you mentioning the cartoon! I'm working hard to build readership, but the real boost comes from other people who appreciate the strip and pass the word along. So please know how much gratitude I have for you, and a lot of OTHER readers, who continue getting the word out!

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Philip, I might well agree with Van Jones that 60% of Americans are a@@holes...I just don't think we'd be talking about the same 60%...

Suzy said...

Koolaid...touche!!!!

So happy my kids get to go to private school...I hope the government keeps its paws off the private schools...I suppose that project is next after health care....in light of the homeschooling case that is making headlines right now as regards to the right of parents to teach their children religion.

commoncents said...

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Philip said...

Parents Rebel Against Obama T.V. Speech To Schools

http://hotairpundit.blogspot.com/2009/09/parents-rebel-against-obama-tv-speech.html

Stilton Jarlsberg said...

Philip, I hope some of those parents stick with Hope n' Change for the next couple of days; we're unloading with both barrels!