S.J. couple hopes their poster inspires county’s students | Recordnet.com
Bob Tilden and his wife of 25 years, Ruth McMaster, are Democrats.
Their political affiliation, though, has nothing to do with the project they've nursed over the past seven months and are about to launch this week.
The two created a poster with Obama's image and the words, "Dropping out of school ... it's not just quitting on yourself, it's quitting on your country."
They've printed enough 11-by-17-inch copies of the poster to distribute to high school classrooms in the four-largest county districts and are working to raise the final $1,500 to provide larger, 2-by-3-foot posters for common areas in 29 public campuses.Does anyone else find this troubling? I don't want a poster of any politician being placed throughout public schools. This is an ad created by democrats and funded by liberal advocacy groups that is being given free space in public schools. Ridiculous.With the poster created, they approached San Joaquin Grassroots Action for support and fundraising help to pay for the cost of printing.
The NorCal District Council of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union paid nearly $600 for the initial printing and Vision Printing kicked in a $200 discount.
Grassroots members approached other potential donors. They also made presentations to local school boards to win approval for placement in the schools.
Also, this is a bit concerning:
I'm not sure what this means as I can't find much information on this topic anywhere else, but what the **** is a "national address to students?" It better not be something that teachers are making kids watch during the school day.Their goal is to have the posters distributed and up by Sept. 8 when the president will deliver a national internet address to students across the country stressing the importance of their education.
"The timing is good right now," Tilden said. "It's a perfect storm of events for us."
Schools recently opened, Obama has the planned address - the first ever by an American president directly to students
As an aside, these idiots in this article are the most stereotypical pseudo-intellectual dbags imaginable.
You got chills? Really? Get ****ed. And yea, Obama's the first one to value education - it's not like we had a university president with a PhD in office before.Alone the night Obama made his first address to Congress on Feb. 24, Tilden couldn't wait for McMaster to return from a class so he could replay the moment Obama said, "And dropping out of high school is no longer an option. It's not just quitting on yourself, it's quitting on your country - and this country needs and values the talents of every American."
McMaster, who spent 16 years teaching in elementary classrooms in the Lodi Unified and is in her third year as a district instructional coach, got chills just as her husband had hours earlier.
"I was surprised," McMaster said. "We've never really had a president that valued education."
Basically, this is an all-around crock of ****.