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Did you know that Barack Obama thinks outside the box? That his favorite team is the White Sox? That his famous slogan is “Yes We Can?” That he’s “the man?” That’s what kindergarteners at an elementary school in Houston now know after being forced to learn a song praising the president.

Is Barack Obama your man? Apparently he is to the administrators at Tipps Elementary School in Houston. The school is requiring kindergarteners to learn these and other verses to a song praising the President. Stanzas in the song include:

Who really likes to play basketball?
Obama really likes to play basketball
Who’s gonna answer our every call?
Every Call, Basketball
Outside the box, Chicago White Sox
Resident, President

Who’s famous slogan is Yes we can?
Obams’s famous slogan is Yes we can
Who do we know is the man?
Barack Obama is the man
He’s our man, Yes we can!
Every Call, Basketball
Outside the box, Chicago White Sox
Resident, President

(See below for the full song lyrics.)

Kelly Durham, the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District assistant superintendent for communications (that such a position exists should be a story within itself), claimed the song was “an instructional activity to honor Black History Month.”

Instructional activity? Maybe in the eyes of Saul Alinsky.

What exactly is instructional about teaching kindergarteners that Barack Obama is “the man,” who “thinks outside the box,” who’s “gonna answer our every call?”

It would be one thing to teach students as young as kindergarteners a song with historical facts about each president, or in the context of Black History Month, facts about prominent black historical figures.

But there’s nothing factual about teaching students that Obama’s “the man” who’s “gonna answer our every call” — that’s just propaganda. Propaganda that your tax dollars are funding.

 

Update (2/24): Yesterday, Cy-Fair ISD officials announced the school is pulling the song from its program, after complaints from parents. A great example of what citizens can achieve when they are active and engaged!


The Barack Obama Song

Who is our 44th President?
Obama is our 44th President
Who is a DC resident?
Obama is a DC resident
Resident, President

Who’s favorite team is the Chicago White Sox?
Obama’s favorite team is the Chicago White sox
Who really thinks outside the box?
Obama really thinks outside the box
Outside the box, Chicago White Sos
Resident, President

Who really likes to play basketball?
Obama really likes to play basketball
Who’s gonna answer our every call?
Every Call, Basketball
Outside the box, Chicago White Sox
Resident, President

Who’s famous slogan is Yes we can?
Obams’s famous slogan is Yes we can
Who do we know is the man?
Barack Obama is the man
He’s our man, Yes we can!
Every Call, Basketball
Outside the box, Chicago White Sox
Resident, President
Who won a grammy for “Dreams of my Father”?
Obama won a grammy for “Dreams of my Father”?
Now can you guess who’s a famous author
Barack Obama is a famous author

Famous Author, Dreams of my Father
He’s our man, Yes we can!
Every Call, Basketball
Outside the box. Chicago White Sox
Resident President

Who wants to go to college at Yale?
Malia & Sasha will go to college at Yale
Who’ll make sure they won’t fail?
Barack & Michelle know they won’t fail

They won’t fail, they’re going to Yale
Famous Author, Dream of my Father
He’s our man, Yes we can!
Every Call, Basketball
Outside the box, Chicago White Sox
Resident, President