Friday, March 18, 2011

Barack H. Obama Elementary School....closed










An elementary school in New Jersey has to close its doors due to low enrollment even though its name has been changed from Bangs Avenue Elementary School (!) to Barack H. Obama Elementary School. Here's a part of the article from THIS source:

At the time that the school acquired its new name, administrators took a lot of flak for ostensibly focusing on the name change instead of the plight of its students. But the city resident behind the movement, Myra Campbell, believed it would "send a subliminal message" to the students.
"Every time they walk through the school doors, there's going to be a certain amount of pride in where they go to school," Campbell told the Star-Ledger in 2009 (Z: you ought to read this link, too, it's . "We now move forward in trying what we can to improve the academic skills of the students and also the social skills." At the time, another New Jersey school had already been renamed after the president.


Okaaaaay....the students would have more "pride" if they walked through the doors of Barack H. Obama Elementary School?  And Myra Campbell got her wishes?



Imagine that they didn't realize they'd have low enrollment but spent the money in 2009 to change the marquees, stationery, etc etc., to reflect the school's new name....so "a certain amount of pride" would be felt by elementary school kids because Obama's name is on the school???  No demographic studies?  Don't schools know who's in the area?  Also, the link from the Star-Ledger above says "Campbell, who lives a half-block from the school and was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention, said Obama is a role model for Bangs Avenue School students and their families, many of whom are poor."
geeeeeeeeeeZ

15 comments:

Always On Watch said...

So, are students now going to be crushed because they can't walk the halls of Barack H. Obama Elementary School?

Good point about all the money wasted in this endeavor to make sure that "The One" has his name on a school, its stationery, etc.

Leticia said...

I wouldn't have allowed my children to attend. I would have taken them out.

And if I were a kid forced to attend that school, I would enter with a huge bag over my head and hang it in shame....

This is just too funny, and sad for the kids.

beamish said...

I hear the name of their football team is the "Staplers"

Anonymous said...

It'd be a lot cheaper if we close down the Barack Obama White House. After all, all it is right now, is a fancy elementary school anyway!

Pris

Karen Howes said...

Isn't this typical... just changed the narrative from "if we throw lots of money at this school, students will do better to something even more idiotic: that changing the NAME will accomplish this.

Eejits.

Chuck said...

"We now move forward in trying what we can to improve the academic skills of the students and also the social skills."

This said it all, they are going to try to improve the academics. American education, gotta love it.

The Owl Nest said...

LOL - the low attendance was probably because of the name change; MPO

ob ruins everything ... and people are running from the connection!

~Val

Anonymous said...

'UHH, UHH, UHH, Hail Barack Obama!' Remember the paean chanted by those pitiful school puppets in Fla.? Everything but the raised hand salute.

Now he & the tribe are on the next chapter of their 4-year long vacation---Brazil, since that country is going to be the beneficiary from the oil in the Gulf. I wonder how Brazilian beef compares with that from Kobe? They'll probably have that & the Maine lobsters flown in along with their personal trainer from Chicago.

Have to go baste my roast chicken.

Silvrlady

Anonymous said...

What's in a name?

A pasture pie by any other name would still stink to high heaven.

Anonymous said...

A pity the way liberals always seem to mistake symbolism for substance, isn't it?

Calling chocolate "vanilla" isn't going to change its flavor one iota.

Susannah said...

The irony is delicious!!



The Pres. who was going "to do soooo much for education," & they can't keep the school open. Never mind that his 'education reform' is/was straight out of marxist indoctrination playbook.

Anonymous said...

To be fair to the president we should realize that he ha nothing to do with renaming this failed school after himself.

Z said...

"Anonymous" ...yes, by all means; let's be fair to the president :-)

No, nobody implied HE picked the name!!! HA!

MK said...

Maybe the kids figured out that if they are stupid enough to study and work hard in Barack obamas world, he'll tax the tripe out of them to support those who didn't. So they didn't bother.

Clay Boggess said...

Unfortunately pride doesn’t pay the electric bill…