The photo, with its bitingly witty and true caption, comes from from Lucianne.com:
Don’t worry about passing tests.
If you get big enough in life you can have them sealed.
James P. writes:
In addition to their slovenly dress, look at their terrible postures. Some of them don’t even seem to be looking at the President—is their attention span really that short?October 22
Most of the children are trying to look at Obama. Their seating arrangement makes it difficult—and it’s a fruit of the educational rot. In the “cooperative learning” style, students are placed four to a table, face to face, so they can help each other (i.e. the weaker ones can avoid looking bad by copying off the stronger ones). The teacher goes from group to group as a “facilitator.”Kilroy M. writes from Australia:
Obama’s cavalier attitude is reflected in the dishevelled appearance and mannerisms of the children. His posture and expression reveal the “progressive” model of a plebeianised leader, one reduced in character and disposition to its lowest common denominator so as to be “relevant”. Great leaders who have been “of the people” needn’t act colloquially to be effective or inspiring. Churchill comes to mind. In his day, everybody connected with him so much so that he embodied “the people” in much the same way that a Monarch should (at least in theory). I can’t imagine Churchill striking such a pose in such an environment. For Obama, it’s only natural, and for his supporters, it’s probably a cause for celebrating the triumph of the common over the aristocratic.Marco Jawsario writes:
That picture is indeed symbolic of our nation. Unattentive, shabbily dressed Hispanic kids around affirmative-actioned black executive, who is incapable of solving anything, with the aging and complicit white liberal man in the background. If this is our future, I want to find me another country here in the US.October 23
The white guy in the background is clearly a Secret Service agent. Educators never dress that well anymore, even at college graduations.
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