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NYC Principal Says No to Students Singing 'God Bless the USA'

bullrider Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 8:51 AM
I believe the Fed dept of Education should be gone - but we also need vouchers to help operate non-union private schools a) where kids can escape bad public schools and b) to keep union teachers from having a monopoly.

Depending on who you ask, the song 'God Bless the USA' by Lee Greenwood has been banned from one school's graduation because 1)it would offend other cultures or 2)the lyrics are too adult for the kids.

The New York Post says this:

Greta Hawkins, principal of PS 90, the Edna Cohen School, won’t allow kindergartners to belt out the beloved Lee Greenwood ballad, also known as “Proud to be an American,” at their moving-up ceremony.

Five classes spent months learning the patriotic song, which skyrocketed in popularity after the 9/11 attacks and the 2003 invasion...

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