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