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Practical Advice for a Teacher/Mom

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RUSH: Karen in the northeast, parts unknown, welcome to the EIB Network. Hello.

CALLER: Hi, Rush. Thank you for taking my call.

RUSH: Thank you.

CALLER: I just have a question, a what-should-I-do question. I am a teacher in the same school my son attends, and his teacher is having the class and him write an essay on how to help Obama advance his agenda. I obviously did not want him to write this, so I took the teacher aside and I said, "Look, I don't want my son to write this." She's actually a friend of mine, I said, "Come on, you know how I stand, please don't do this. I don't want him to get an F. It's not right what you're doing, and I think other parents are gonna complain." No other parents complained, and if he doesn't do it he's gonna get an F. I'm afraid, since I'm not tenured there, if I make too much noise, or I go to the principal, that it could affect my job, I could lose my job, but I don't want to not do anything and show my son that we just step back and we take whatever the liberals give us.

RUSH: Yeah. It's a toughie. So you're afraid of losing your job, you're afraid of your son being punished. You're afraid of being a lone woman there. So what can you do?

CALLER: Yes.

RUSH: The assignment is to write an essay on how to help Obama accomplish his agenda?

CALLER: Yes.

RUSH: That's the assignment?

CALLER: Yes. That's the assignment.

RUSH: Okay. Write a paper with the premise that it's impossible for Obama to achieve his agenda and for America to remain America. I mean just tackle it head on.

CALLER: Really? Okay.

RUSH: Tackle it head on. Okay, you want my kid to write an essay on how to advance Obama's agenda, and I'm gonna write on what would happen if that did happen. We'd lose America. So he fulfills the assignment, he writes something unique, and then if he gets punished, he's punished for content and the way he's thinking, not for lack of completion of the assignment, and then you have a reason to make a case that your kid is being singled out for what he believes, that your teacher is trying to indoctrinate him into a certain kind of belief, and that's not what education is. Education is education. It's not indoctrination. So if you believe and if your son believes that Obama's agenda is harmful, write an essay on that.

CALLER: Okay.

RUSH: That's what I would do. And then apply to Hillsdale College when you get kicked out. That's exactly what I would do. I'd just ram it back down their throats. If you feel that outnumbered, and you don't want to lose tenure, I would just complete the assignment on the basis that the premise is wrong, just don't accept the premise, but you'll do the assignment, you'll do the essay.

CALLER: Okay.

RUSH: Don't insult the teacher in the essay, don't insult the teacher, take it seriously. "I believe Obama's agenda will harm the country if it passes, and here's why. This is why I will not help advance the agenda."

CALLER: That's great advice.

RUSH: I know. That's what I would do. Now, it's easy for me to say. It's not my son and I'm not you in the school. It's much easier for me. I know it's probably a daunting thing to actually do, but that's what I would do in that situation.

CALLER: It's a hard thing to do. I mean I feel like I'm the only conservative in this school, and I see what the teachers do, and it gets me upset, and it's one of the reasons I became a teacher because I want the kids to learn the right way, to learn objectively, to learn about the Constitution and how our country was founded and the greatness of America. And I'm trying to undo all the indoctrination that I see teachers --

RUSH: Okay. Then this is made to order. You're trying to undo it, then do it in the belly of the beast. Do it in response to this indoctrination attempt. Stand your ground. You want to try to indoctrinate my kid, we're gonna try to indoctrinate you. We don't think the agenda is right. We don't think it's good for America. That's what I would do. That's what I would do.

CALLER: That's very good advice. Thank you. I was looking for something because my husband said, "No, don't do anything, just let it go."

RUSH: Well, see that's the easy thing. Don't make waves, don't confront authority this way. Your son is young, this is just one teacher, let's not make problems, blah blah blah blah blah. But you know me, this kind of stuff, I couldn't take it. If I had a kid in this circumstance, this would not fly, and I'd find a way to smack 'em right in the face with their own idea.

Now, Snerdley tells me I got four people on the line telling me I'm wrong with my take on cell phones. Snerdley knows for a fact there have never been, in the history of this program, four people on hold at the same time telling me I'm wrong, and it's all on my take on hands-free cell phones and cell phones being prohibited. We can't take any calls today, Snerdley, as you see we're sadly out of time. But he's getting some numbers. We'll talk to these people tomorrow, maybe.

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RUSH: Hey, Karen, in the northeast, here is the essay. This is what your kid should write. "To help Obama achieve his agenda, get rid of Congress, get rid of the Supreme Court, and shred the Constitution," and turn that in. That's all you write and you get an A. You should, anyway.

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