Greta Hawkins Day

What’s the matter with kids today? Maybe it’s the ‘public servants’ that teach them:

NYC School System & Greta Hawkins Supports Un-Americanism

Greta Hawkins is principal of PS 90, the Edna Cohen School, in Coney Island, Brooklyn. Ms. Hawkins either hates America, is embarrassed to be an American, or just plain stupid.

Ms. Hawkins nixed a plan for children singing “Proud to be an American” at a kindergarten graduation ceremony, including the children waving American flags while singing the song. The reason for her decision is ridiculous.  She did not want to offend the tender sensitivities of other cultures, the parents and families attending the ceremony.

Ms. Hawkins previously tried ending the daily recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of America the Beautiful.  She has a record of being unpatriotic and un-American in the name of age appropriateness and cultural sensitivity.

It seems Ms. Hawkins, like the majority of the education cartel, has a problem with anything American or patriotic, including the American flag…

Perhaps some kind soul would remind La Gret and her superiors, as they put the kibosh on America and her children, that New York is still one of the 57 supposedly united states.  Not that they’d much care.

It Sucks to Be Greta Hawkins Today

Prior to September 2009, PS90 Edna Cohen School in Brooklyn was highly rated by the state. According to parents it was a good place to send your children, as it had an efficient principal, a caring staff, a good library, a state-of-the-art computer lab, and the opportunity for instruction in instrumental music as it was designated a “performing arts” school; and, according to the teachers, it was a great place to work, a place where the students were put first and they felt they were both supported and nurtured by the administration in their efforts to give the children a first-class education. That was then, this is now, and nothing is the same — the school is on the edge of failure by state standards, the library is closed (the books sold off at 25-cents each), the computer lab is closed, thousands of dollars in grant funds are unaccounted for, the music program is ended, the teachers claim the work environment is toxic, and there is the constant threat of racism and repression in the air. The difference, parents and teachers claim, is the appointment of Greta Hawkins as principal.

From the beginning, it has been a rough ride, and at a staff meeting shortly after she took the helm, Hawkins announced that things were going to change around the school, whether they liked it or not, because she was “a black Jehovah’s Witness, not a white Jew,” like her predecessor. That racist comment earned her a warning from the school district and mandatory sensitivity training, which, as one teacher wrote, “does not seem to have done her any good.” (via America Conservative 2 Conservative)

Anyone care to venture a guess as to which presidential hopeful Ms. Hawkins cast her vote in 2008?

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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26 Responses to Greta Hawkins Day

  1. righthook38 says:

    They should have kicked her butt out of that school the minute she made that comment. It sums up her entire mentality, and they should have known she’d be nothing but trouble. What a disservice to our children. That just infuriates me! I’m so happy to be living in a Republican county, where the schools are patriotic, and the principals challenge the kids and promote a real work ethic and American exceptionalism.

    • Bob Mack says:

      RH, I’m glad to hear that there are still public schools that remain uninfected by progressive rot. If Obama cons his way into another 4 years, we’ll probably see Greta Hawkins awarded the Presidential Freedom Medal next year.

      • righthook38 says:

        No doubt. Sad state of affairs… It’s kind of funny….the last city I lived in was more Democrat, although not heavily liberal. Most of the teachers talked about Obama in a very positive way, as did many of the kids. Now, my son tells me the kids in his new school can’t stand Obama, but he never hears the teachers talk about him one way or the other. So the liberal schools are indoctrinating the kids, while the conservative schools stay away from it and actually teach them to think for themselves. Go figure…

  2. This women is clearly a racist. Also, she has no patriotism. We must ask the question is she even an american citizen. Her religious convections are interfering with her position of being a principal. The parents and citizens should demand her termination immediately. Finally, if they get a NO from the administration they need to protest and picket, and then go to the governor. They are the taxpayers paying her salary and they have the right to choose their principal.

    • AFVET says:

      We need to change the rules.
      Many parents are either homeschooling their children or sending them to private schools, because of the low performance of the public school system.
      The local school that I have to pay into has the lowest rating in the county.
      Yet, they are building a brand new school.
      The current one is 50 years old, and has no air conditioning. OMG !!!!
      Keep in mind that the teachers here in Ohio get the summer off, with full pay, and they don’t have to experience the horrendous heat and the ordeal that the school with no air conditioning would impose on them.
      I live next door to a teacher that needs air conditioning to teach, her words.
      They still have to pay their property taxes which in my state, Ohio, the majority goes right to the schools, that fund the teachers unions and pensions that contribute money to the liberals.
      That is socialism, money laundering, whatever you want to call it.
      If you don’t pay your property tax, the county will take your house, whether you disagree with where your money is going or not.
      Do you see what the progressives have done to us ?

  3. Bob Mack says:

    Unfortunately, La Gret could be the poster girl for the modern-day Democratic Party, JOANNE. Thanks for stopping by & commenting.

  4. Bob Mack says:

    From the NY Post:

    Now ‘USA’-ban school boots Bieber, too

    […] Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said Hawkins had a change of heart and concluded that Bieber’s “Baby” was inappropriate for 5-year-olds. They insisted they not did pressure her to do so.

    “The principal has decided she’s not going to sing that song. It’s the principal’s decision, and we support the principals,” Bloomberg said during a press conference at the Bushwick HS campus.

    …Meanwhile, Hawkins faces other problems. The Department of Education is investigating a parent’s claim that she hit a fifth-grader after confiscating the boy’s cellphone.

    But what horrifies the Left is not the racist, anti-American actions of a woman who is obviously unqualified to hold any administrative position, it’s the hate mail that she has received. There’s no equal opportunity when it comes to racism — at least as far as Progressives are concerned. From HuffPo:

    Greta Hawkins, a principal at PS 90 in Brooklyn, New York, is receiving racist hate mail after banning the Lee Greenwood song “God Bless The USA” — also known as “Proud to Be An American” — from a kindergarten graduation ceremony, the New York Daily News reports.

    • AFVET says:

      There you go.
      In the private sector she would have been fired immediately.
      “The principal has decided that she’s not going to sing that song,”
      Bloomberg is rich beyond our wildest dreams.
      Nobody made him God.
      The wealthy connected parasites currently infesting WDC, and the obvious progressive movement is disgusting to more and more intelligent people daily.
      These manipulations of our economy in the face of the potential economic failure, or faltering of the economy are being orchestrated by the regime that resides in the White House.
      Nobody made Obama and his regime God either.
      Different levels, same result.

      • Bob Mack says:

        Bloomberg might have bought himself a mayor’s office … he’ll find it more difficult to purchase a Godship. But, of course, entrenched parasites like him always support their own. Even if they happen to be incompetent, racist, un-American hacks like Greta Hawkins.

  5. I guess what comes around goes around

  6. Freedom, by the way says:

    Didn’t realize she had such a history of racism and incompetence. I would think there’s enough ammo to finally fire her…but then it IS NY where the unions are still all-powerful.

    • Bob Mack says:

      It’s ridiculous, FREE. I knew a guy who was fired from his state job for extreme incompetence THREE times. They re-instated him all three. My experience is that the 80-20 rule is ironclad within government — 20% of the workforce does 80% of the work.

      • righthook38 says:

        I’ll vouch for that! My employer is a private company, but a majority of our employees came from a state agency. They are the worst workers in the lot (not all, but the majority). The ones hired from the private sector, like me, do 3x the work of the others, and the incompetent ones get a pass. The work ethic, or lack thereof, astounds me.

        • Bob Mack says:

          From an AFA e-mail I received today: TAKE ACTION

          In response to public pressure, New York Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott removed Beiber’s inappropriate song from the program, but stood by the principal’s anti-American rebuff of Greenwood’s “God Bless the USA.”

          FoxNews stated state school officials made no indication Hawkins would reinstate the Greenwood song, which Hawkins nixed because she reportedly “did not want to offend other cultures.”

          TAKE ACTION

          Send your email to Principal Hawkins. Urge her to reinstate “God Bless the USA” in the graduation ceremony. A copy of your email will also be sent to New York Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott.

  7. Where is the outrage from the parents? This women should be fired immediately! I wonder if she is Moochelle’s sister?

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  9. This kind of anti-patriotism is happening all over America. We don’t hear about many of the incidents at all!

    • Bob Mack says:

      A public school education ain’t what it used to be, AOW. In fact, in a lot of places these days, it seems to be worse than no education at all. But then again, that’s only the observation of this curmudgeonly autodidact …

  10. Wait, how can Hawkins be a RACIST? She’s BLACK… I thought it was only us OLD, WHITE, GOP and Conservative types that were racists??

    Apparently not.. 😛

    • Relentless says:

      That’s what I thought too. White people are always being told they are racist and getting arrested for it (especially as a HATE crime, all crimes are done in some form of hatred). It amazes me how many people of different races or colors or whatever they want to identify themselves by as being “different” from white people actually get away with being racist, but because they aren’t white it is ok.

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  13. Bob Mack says:

    From Michelle Malkin: Parents who sent kids to progressive ‘no books, no tests’ school founded by cerulean theater troupe shocked kids not learning to read

    Today’s offering for subsequent filing under “What did you expect?”

    […] it sounds as if parents are paying $32,000 a year for prog daycare.

    The school’s website says “our mission is to cultivate creative, joyful and compassionate enquirers who use creative and innovative thinking to build a harmonious and sustainable world.” In the school’s defense, their mission statement says nothing about teaching kids how to read, or for that matter imparting on them any other skills that will result in the child becoming anything except possibly an obedient Gorebot.

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