Skip to comments.NYC Kids Send Anti-War Letters to Soldier (Blue state education at work.)
Posted on 02/22/2005 1:53:44 PM PST by One Proud Dad
Another case of not teaching the "3 R's" instead of multi-culturalism.
(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...
Not exactly informative excerpt there...
Quick! Somebody from DU get these kids the names and addresses of the Brave Iraqi Freedom Fighters, since that is what side they are on. </sarcasm>
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NYC Kids Send Anti-War Letters to Soldier
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
By David Andreatta
FOX News' David Lee Miller Reports
The New York City Department of Education (search), red-faced over Brooklyn sixth-graders who slammed a GI with demoralizing anti-Iraq-war letters as part of a school assignment, will send the 20-year-old private a letter of apology Tuesday.
Deputy Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina (search), who has a nephew serving in Iraq, plans to personally contact Pfc. Rob Jacobs (search) and his family, said department spokeswoman Michele McManus Higgins.
"She knows how difficult it is to have a loved one in a war zone," Higgins said.
Jacobs is stationed 10 miles from the North Korean border and who has been told he may be headed to Iraq in the near future.
The GI got the ranting missives last month from pint-sized pen pals at JHS 51 in Park Slope.
Filled with political diatribes, the letters predict GIs will die by the tens of thousands, accuse soldiers of killing Iraqi civilians and bash President Bush.
Teacher Alex Kunhardt (search) had his students write Jacobs as part of a social-studies assignment.
He declined to comment Monday on whether he read the rants before passing them along, but said he planned to contact Jacobs soon to explain the situation.
In an accompanying letter to Jacobs, Kunhardt had written that the students "come from a variety of backgrounds and political beliefs, but unanimously support the bravery and sacrifice of American soldiers around the world."
"Support" was not the word that came to Jacobs' mind when he read the letters.
One girl wrote that she believes Jacobs is "being forced to kill innocent people" and challenged him to name an Iraqi terrorist, concluding, "I know I can't."
Another girl wrote, "I strongly feel this war is pointless," while a classmate predicted that because Bush was re-elected, "only 50 or 100 [soldiers] will survive."
A boy accused soldiers of "destroying holy places like mosques."
Even one kid smitten with soldiers couldn't keep politics out of the picture, writing, "I find that many extreme liberals are disrespectful to you."
Uplifting letters from children are dear to soldiers, Jacobs said. He looks at a batch he got from a Girl Scout troop from his hometown of Middletown, N.J., whenever he feels lonely.
At the time the 21 JHS 51 letters were penned, Jacobs, who has been stationed in Korea for nearly a year, was told that he may be headed to Iraq. But no official order for deployment was given.
"If I were in Iraq and read that the youth of our nation doesn't want me to be there and doesn't believe in what I'm doing, it would mess up my head," Jacobs said.
Jacobs said he would welcome a letter from the Department of Education and the teacher.
"I want to think these letters were coached by the teacher or the parents of these children," Jacobs said in an interview from Camp Casey, Korea.
"It boggles my mind that children could think this stuff."
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Well, I can't disagree with the kid who said that liberals are disrespectful to soldiers. His classmates proved his point and then some.
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I hate it when I post prematurely.
My girlfriend hates when I am premature also. Luckily it does not happen often! ;o)
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Okay, I think that about does it for my tutorial. It's really just to make the whole FReeping process progress a lot smoother for all involved.
Has the left gotten that damned desperate and hateful to use grade-school kids to sent hate mail to our servicepeople?
Have you no shame, Alex Kunhardt?
You owe this soldier (and the rest of us) an explanation...NOW!
Something is missing in this story. Why was PFC Jacobs selected as recipient of these letters?
Somebody put these kids up to this. If you go through that school you will find a bunch of Ward Churchill wannabes spewing all of this rhetoric. If my school was teaching or encouraging this crap, things would get really nasty for those involved. I would make sure of it.
maybe they Brooklyn kids could get 19 names of terrorists and 3,000 New YOrk and Washington DC workers to give these poorly educated kids. Someone at the school should get a few visits from the families of 911 firemen and police. They might have some ideas on terror. Someone get a couple of pictures of fighters using mosques as weapons hideouts and sniper nests. /rant for the blue state educational liberal never goes off.
The school systems are training future subversives and terrorists. Enough of multiculturalism.....teach the kids science, maths, and languages.
Proud student from Brooklyn here. The fiercest patriots are black and hispanic. It's the lilly white liberals in NYC that would do crap like this. This teach should not be fired, he should be fired upon.
Anyone have contact information for the pathetic teacher that instigated this? How about a few hundred thousand letters to the school district as well as the teacher?
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