High School Principal sets Standards

High School Principal

There was a program with 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 “Nigger,” even when used by one black
student to
address another black, or “bitch,” 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
lucky — 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

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One Response to High School Principal sets Standards

  1. Vicki says:

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