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

rmt5 in MA Wrote: Jun 11, 2012 8:18 AM
Was this school planning an international broadcast of this kindergarten ceremony? Were people in other lands going to be unduly imposed upon to hear this on public speakers? And what is this "other cultures" thing that this "do-gooder" principle is so worried about? In the United States of America we are supposed to be unified in our pride of country? Why should anyone who is American be offended by this song? We need to stop worrying about small minded people who get offended by everything....and smaller minded people---like this principle---who presume to speak on behalf of whoever she thinks should be offended.

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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