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School Officials Helping Spread Sequestration Political Message

Posted on | February 28, 2013 | 13 Comments

The Lonely Conservative relays the e-mail message sent by her child’s school principal:

Act to STOP Sequestration now
Take Action!
Our students deserve the best education
Without action, sequestration cuts will take place THIS Friday, March 1.
It is anticipated that the cuts to education and other domestic programs will be 5.3 percent, and will impact federal funds for school budgets for the 2013-14 school year.
These cuts would affect millions of students and lead to potentially significant job losses and program eliminations for the nation’s schools, the educators who run them, and the students they educate.
According to reports recently issued by The White House, New York will lose approximately $42.7 million in funding for Kindergarten to 12th grade education. For children with disabilites, New York will lose approximately $36.3 million in funds for nearly 500 teachers, aides, and staff. And Head Start and Early Head Start services would be eliminated for approximately 4,300 children.
Our children cannot afford these devastating cuts — they deserve the best education that our global economy demands.
Tell Congress to stop these cuts to our childrens’ future. Our children deserve better.

The Lonely Conservative noticed that this message sounds oddly like the fundraising/scaremongering e-mails sent out by Stephanie Cutter: “Where do you think our middle school principal got his talking points?”

She’s not planning to shut up.


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  • Wagonwheel

    The middle school principal appears to me to be advocating for her students. Why must some folks make a political issue of this?

  • Wombat_socho

    Because it is.

  • Shawny Lee

    Ahhh Geez, just have her students all write a nice little letter to Dear Leader asking if he could possibly divert the 60 million he’s sending to the Syrian terrorists…..uuuh….opposition, which is not even a recognized government entity anywhere on this planet. Since he’s made it obvious that he’s perfectly willing to pull funding for whatever he deems a priority (which isn’t you) outta his ass..uh…budget, then surely he’ll see that actually applying taxpayer funding to things which benefit….oh, I don’t know….Americans….would be prudent at this time. I’m sure he’ll reconsider… know how important the children are to him.

  • Shawny Lee

    Damned skippy!

  • Linda

    good grief!

  • Shawny Lee

    p.s. If you don’t get a positive reply then perhaps the kids would like an extended field trip to help DHS guard the southern border. It’s likely they’d do a better job, learn a useful skill and maybe some of the taxpayer dollars saved could be used for funding education……if the opposition forces somewhere in Bumfumble don’t need more honeybuckets or ammo or camels or something.

  • GAHCindy

    Um, government run schools=politically run schools. Educate your own durn kids and it will stop being political.

  • Adjoran

    Then she should resign and join a lobbying group. She is drawing a taxpayer salary to do a job – which, incidentally, doesn’t include political activism in its description – and using public resources and the color of authority to press her political agenda.

    Fire the whore, then have Wagonwheel exiled to Cuba.

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  • K-Bob

    We’re only doing it for the children.