HolyCoast: Teacher Recruits Students To Do Opposition Research For Obama

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Teacher Recruits Students To Do Opposition Research For Obama

Great moments in education:
A Virginia middle school teacher recently forced his students to support President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign by conducting opposition research in class against the Republican presidential candidates.

The 8th grade students, who attend Liberty Middle School in Fairfax County, were required to seek out the vulnerabilities of Republican presidential hopefuls and forward them to the Obama campaign.

“This assignment was just creepy beyond belief — like something out of East Germany during the Cold War,” one frustrated father, who asked for his family to remain anonymous, told The Daily Caller.

The assignment was for students to research the backgrounds and positions of each of the GOP candidates for president and find “weaknesses” in them, the parent explained. From there, students were to prepare a strategy paper to exploit those weaknesses and then to send their suggestions to the Obama campaign.
I would have no problem with this assignment if it wasn't for this:
No similar assignment was given to research Obama’s history, identify his weaknesses or pass them along to the Republican candidates.
This could have been a valuable political science assignment, but by focusing just on Republican candidates the teacher foolishly let her biases get in the way.

1 comment:

Larry said...

The teacher's name is Michael Denman.