No BOE From Me
The Board of Education will also be asked to change the name of the Plainfield Academy for Academic & Civic Development to the Barack Obama Academy for Academic & Civic Development.
This is based on the example of the man who just became the 44th president of the United States and the first African-American president.
The resolution cites President Obama's "years of public service (based) around his unwavering belief in the ability to unite people around the world," as well as his accomplishments such as ethics reform, tax cuts for working families andf health care for children and their parents.
The resolution includes a provision for 50 students and 10 chaperones to visit Washington, DC , at a cost of $6,000 to "learn more about the nation's capitol and the political process."
Actually, they said "capital," but we forgive them.
If any of the students is inspired, it may be worth the expenditure. President Obama is a unique role model and hopefully will encourage many young people to take another look at service to their country, by whatever means.