Public schools are supposed to educate children, not use tax dollars to brainwash their young charges, let alone convert them to pawns for some political candidate.
Yet, that’s precisely what the powers that be a school in Maine have done, turning students into volunteer Hillary Clinton campaign staffers under the guise of a school requirement — and without notifying parents.
Students at Marshwood High School in South Berwick, Maine, received an email from the Clinton campaign – urging them to sign up for positions as unpaid “fellows”.
“Hillary for New Hampshire is looking for smart, energetic winter fellows who are committed to winning the New Hampshire primary for Hillary Clinton,” read the email from a campaign staffer. “Everyone working on the campaign now started off as a fellow at some point so it is a great way of getting a different skill set whilst helping an important cause.”
The school’s administration saw nothing wrong about honoring the outlandish request, calling it a “community service opportunity.”
According to the principal, students need to perform 50 hours of community service to graduate, and they were simply passing the email along as an option for fulfilling that requirement.
While I believe it’s important for young Americans to understand the value of community service and civic responsibility, I also believe these are issues best discussed at home. At the very least, parents should be aware of the discussions, if not directly involved.
This school stepped way out of bounds.
Cross-posted at DeneenBorelli.com