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08-05-2012, 9:53 PM
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We watched high school principal Dennis Prager of Colorado , along with Sara Palin and Tom Brokaw on TV a couple of weeks ago....what a dynamic, down to earth speaker. Even though Palin and Brokaw were also guest speakers they did little but nod and agree with him. This is the guy that should be running for President in 2012!

A Speech Every American High School Principal Should Give.
By Dennis Prager.

To the students and faculty of our high school:

I am your new principal, and honored to be so. There is no greater calling than to teach young people.

I would like to apprise you of some important changes coming to our school. I am making these changes because I am convinced that most of the ideas that have dominated public education in America have worked against you, against your teachers and against our country.

First, this school will no longer honor race or ethnicity. I could not care less if your racial makeup is black, brown, red, yellow or white. I could not care less if your origins are African, Latin American, Asian or European, or if your ancestors arrived here on the Mayflower or on slave ships. The only identity I care about, the only one this school will recognize, is your individual identity -- your character, your scholarship, your humanity. And the only national identity this school will care about is American.

This is an American public school, and American public schools were created to make better Americans. If you wish to affirm an ethnic, racial or religious identity through school, you will have to go elsewhere. We will end all ethnicity, race and non-American nationality-based celebrations. They undermine the motto of America , one of its three central values -- e pluribus Unum, "from many, one." And this school will be guided by America 's values. This includes all after-school clubs. I will not authorize clubs that divide students based on any identities. This includes race, language, religion, sexual orientation or whatever else may become in vogue in a society divided by political correctness.

Your clubs will be based on interests and passions, not blood, ethnic, racial or other physically defined ties. Those clubs just cultivate narcissism -- an unhealthy preoccupation with the self -- while the purpose of education is to get you to think beyond yourself. So we will have clubs that transport you to the wonders and glories of art, music, astronomy, languages you do not already speak, carpentry and more. If the only extracurricular activities you can imagine being interested in are those based on ethnic, racial or sexual identity, that means that little outside of yourself really interests you.
Second, I am uninterested in whether English is your native language. My only interest in terms of language is that you leave this school speaking and writing English as fluently as possible. The English language has united America 's citizens for over 200 years, and it will unite us at this school. It is one of the indispensable reasons this country of immigrants has always come to be one country. And if you leave this school without excellent English language skills, I would be remiss in my duty to ensure that you will be prepared to successfully compete in the American job market. We will learn other languages here -- it is deplorable that most Americans only speak English --but if you want classes taught in your native language rather than in English, this is not your school.
Third, because I regard learning as a sacred endeavor, everything in this school will reflect learning's elevated status. This means, among other things, that you and your teachers will dress accordingly. Many people in our society dress more formally for Hollywood events than for church or school. These people have their priorities backward. Therefore, there will be a formal dress code at this school.

Fourth, no obscene language will be tolerated anywhere on this school's property -- whether in class, in the hallways or at athletic events. If you can't speak without using the f-word, you can't speak. By obscene language I mean the words banned by the Federal Communications Commission, plus epithets such as "******," even when used by one black student to address another black, or "*****," even when addressed by a girl to a girlfriend. It is my intent that by the time you leave this school, you will be among the few your age to instinctively distinguish between the elevated and the degraded, the holy and the obscene.

Fifth, we will end all self-esteem programs. In this school, self-esteem will be attained in only one way -- the way people attained it until decided otherwise a generation ago -- by earning it. One immediate consequence is that there will be one valedictorian, not eight.

Sixth, and last, I am reorienting the school toward academics and away from politics and propaganda. No more time will be devoted to scaring you about smoking and caffeine, or terrifying you about sexual harassment or global warming. No more semesters will be devoted to condom wearing and teaching you to regard sexual relations as only or primarily a health issue... There will be no more attempts to convince you that you are a victim because you are not white, or not male, or not heterosexual or not Christian. We will have failed if any one of you graduates this school and does not consider him or herself inordinately fortunate -- to be alive and to be an American.

Now, please stand and join me in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of our country. As many of you do not know the words, your teachers will hand them out to you.

I bet the Principal is a firearms owner.

08-05-2012, 10:03 PM
:patriot: Where can I find more guys like him?

08-05-2012, 10:18 PM
:patriot: Where can I find more guys like him?


08-05-2012, 10:24 PM
1. Dennis Prager is not a high school principal.
2. Dennis Prager is a conservative talk show host.
3. This was a piece he read out on the air.
4. The original text: http://www.dennisprager.com/columns.aspx?g=07f08515-be95-4197-955e-327f6a0b98f8

While I know this thread is the result of wishful thinking, I highly suggest that we try checking up on emails, forum threads, and all the other media which enters our homes.

If it will make you feel better, on the first day of class, every year, I start out with the following:
1. I once failed an entire class. Think about that while I take attendance on our first day (This is a true story... and believe it or not, a cool one). Please say "Here" or "Present," or I shall have to mark you absent. It would help if you raised your hand.
2. If you perform beneath my standards, I will tell you in no uncertain terms. I do not believe in inflating your egos with false praise. NEVER talk about self-esteem to me. If you are coming to me for a sense of self-esteem, you are coming to the wrong person. Only you can give yourself self-esteem. You get it from doing good work.
3. I am not a good teacher, but I am a fair teacher. I respect your time. You will never have free time in this room. You will work from bell to bell. I will work from bell to bell. If you do the work I set before you during class time, you will typically not have homework. Learn to work while on the job.
4. I do not have classroom rules. I have only one rule: behave like the adult you are. If, after twelve years in the public education system... plus kindergarten and preschool, you still have no idea how to behave while on school grounds, you should consider going elsewhere. If you misbehave, I will talk to you about it. If you continue, you will regret it in no uncertain terms. I am not above pettiness.
5. I am always on your side, especially when you show that you are not on your side. If this means causing you grief when you cross a line, so be it.

08-05-2012, 10:53 PM
LOL he would be fired instantly.

08-05-2012, 11:00 PM
false. http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/principal.asp

08-05-2012, 11:26 PM
false. http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/principal.asp

You killed it.... :rant:

Alan Block
08-06-2012, 12:50 AM
Denis Prager is an extremely sharp guy. He used to have a talk show on KABC AM790 in LA and was probably syndicated all over the country. I remember him as fairly conservative with emphasis on fair.

08-06-2012, 7:17 AM
Pity it's just make believe. I would send my kids there.

08-06-2012, 7:33 AM
i'm certain there would be outrage from the left...no more "Special interest" groups...what an interesting concept...