new high school principal

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From: JUNE CERRETA
Date: Mon, Jul 30, 2012 at 6:19 AM
Subject: Fw: new high school principal
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I
sincerely hope that this fundamental message S_P_R_E_A_D_S
!!!!
 
NEW HIGH SCHOOL
PRINCIPAL
 
We watched high
school principal Dennis Prager of Colorado, along with Sara Palin
and
Tom Brokaw on TV a
couple of weeks ago….what a dynamic, down to earth speaker.
Even though Palin
and Brokaw were also guest speakers they did little but nod
and
agree with him.
This is the guy that should be running for President in 2012. A
Speech
Every American
High School Principal Should Give.  By Dennis Prager.
 
To the students
and faculty of our high school:
 
I am your new
principal, and honored to be so. There is no greater calling than to
teach
young
people.
 
I would like to
apprise you of some important changes coming to our school. I am
making
these changes
because I am convinced that most of the ideas that have
dominated
public education
in America have worked against you, against your teachers and
against our
country.
 
First, this school
will no longer honor race or ethnicity. I could not care less if your
racial
makeup is black,
brown, red, yellow or white. I could not care less if your origins are
African,
Latin American,
Asian or European, or if your ancestors arrived here on the Mayflower or
on
slave ships. The
only identity I care about, the only one this school will recognize, is
your
individual
identity — your character, your scholarship, your humanity. And the only
national
identity this
school will care about is American.
 
This is an
American public school, and American public schools were created to
make
better Americans.
If you wish to affirm an ethnic, racial or religious identity through
school,
you will have to
go elsewhere. We will end all ethnicity, race and
non-American
nationality-based
celebrations. They undermine the motto of America , one of its
three
central values –
e pluribus Unum, "from many, one." And this school will be guided
by
America 's values.
This includes all   after-school clubs. I will not authorize
clubs that divide
students based on
any identities.    This includes race, language, religion,
sexual orientation
or whatever else
may become in   vogue in a society divided by political
correctness.
 
Your clubs will be
based on interests and passions, not blood, ethnic, racial or
other
physically defined
ties. Those clubs just cultivate narcissism — an unhealthy
preoccupation
with the self –
while the purpose of education is to get you to think beyond yourself. So
we
will have clubs
that transport you to the wonders and glories of art, music,
astronomy,
languages you do
not already speak, carpentry and more. If the only
extracurricular
activities you can
imagine being interested in are those based on ethnic, racial or
sexual
identity, that
means that little outside of yourself really interests you.
Second, I am
uninterested in whether English is your native language. My only interest
in terms of 
language is that
you leave this school speaking and writing English as fluently as
possible. The English 
language has
united America 's citizens for over 200 years, and it will unite us at
this school. It is one 
of the
indispensable reasons this country of immigrants has always come to be one
country. And if you 
leave this school
without excellent English language skills, I would be remiss in my duty to
ensure that 
you will be
prepared to successfully compete in the American job market. We will learn
other languages
here — it is
deplorable that most Americans only speak English –but if you want
classes taught in your 
native language
rather than in English, this is not your school.
Third, because I
regard learning as a sacred endeavor, everything in this school will
reflect learning's 
elevated status.
This means, among other things, that you and your teachers will dress
accordingly.  
Many people in our
society dress more formally for Hollywood events than for church or
school.  
These people have
their priorities backward. Therefore, there will be a formal dress code at
this school.
Fourth, no obscene
language will be tolerated anywhere on this school's property — whether
in class, 
in the hallways or
at athletic events. If you can't speak without using the f-word, you can't
speak. By 
obscene language I
mean the words banned by the Federal Communications Commission, plus
epithets 
such as "Nigger,"
even when used by one black student to address another black, or "bitch,"
even when 
addressed by a
girl to a girlfriend. It is my intent that by the time you leave this
school, you will be among 
the few your age
to instinctively distinguish between the elevated and the degraded, the
holy and the obscene.
Fifth, we will end
all self-esteem programs. In this school, self-esteem will be attained in
only one way – 
the way people
attained it until decided otherwise a generation ago — by earning it. One
immediate 
consequence is
that there will be one valedictorian, not eight.
Sixth, and last, I
am reorienting the school toward academics and away from politics and
propaganda.  
No more time will
be devoted to scaring you about smoking and caffeine, or terrifying you
about sexual 
harassment or
global warming. No more semesters will be devoted to condom wearing and
teaching you 
to regard sexual
relations as only or primarily a health issue… There will be no more
attempts to convince 
you that you are a
victim because you are not white, or not male, or not heterosexual or not
Christian.  
We will have
failed if any one of you graduates this school and does not consider him
or herself inordinately 
fortunate — to be
alive and to be an American.
 
Now, please stand
and join me in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of our country. As
many of you do 
not know the
words, your teachers will hand them out to you.
 
Pass
this along if you agree. . .. . If not delete…..and later regret it
!

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