New High School Principal!

I did not write this article, but I wish I had. It was sent to me by a friend. The author is Dennis Prager, someone whose thoughts and writings I appreciate and trust completely.

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 — epluribus 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 anthd 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 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 pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

About heartlandheartbeat

Margy Pezdirtz has been a leader in the Christian Zionist movement for over twenty-five years. She has diligently worked as an activist in the church and community to increase awareness of Israel, to teach on Judeo-Christian relationships, and to promote the cause of Israel in whatever manner deemed necessary. It is her firm belief that in order to make a difference in the church, and the world, for the cause of Israel, a solid network of like-minded people has to be established at the grass roots level.
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