The Obama I pledge video featuring with a bunch of Hollywood celebrities angered parents at Eagle Bay Elementary School in Farmington.
The video called I pledge opens with an image of President Barack Obama and part of his speech in which he says, Let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other.
The video then showed celebrities making many pledges, such us supporting local food banks, smiling more and caring for the elders, about how they will help the President and the world.
Parents say the video is indoctrinating school kids.
It’s very inappropriate to show a radical, leftist propaganda piece that political to children, said Gayle Ruzicka, president of conservative Utah Eagle Forum.
“Showing the video in a public school is completely inappropriate,” said Jennifer Cieslewicz, whose daughter is a first-grader at the school.
“I don’t believe a video such as this that promotes certain values should be shown to elementary students, especially without parents being aware, she said.
Cieslewicz said such values should be decided in the home, not at school.
They shouldn’t be troubling our youth with the woes of the world and making them feel like we’re in slavery or they have to worry about how many times they flush the toilet or if they have a plastic water bottle, Cieslewicz said, referring to pledges in the video to end slavery.