Saturday, May 16, 2020

President Obama Speaks to Graduates Tonight; in 2009, St. Johns County Schools Sent "Opt-out" forms!

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA speaks to 2020 graduates tonight (see below).

September 2009: I received a telephone call on my then-employer's guest house landline in St. Augustine Beach, said to be from a principal in our St. Johns County, Florida school system, a panicky robocall, saying that "Anne (sic) Duncan," (actually Arne Duncan), Secretary of Education, former Chicago School Supt, was wanting school systems to allow students to hear President Obama speak out about the need to stay in school. 

The St. Johns County Schools' robot phone call offered opt-out forms!

Dull Republican snowflakes in St. Johns County Schools: what a veritable Confederacy of Dunces!

St. Johns County School Supt. Dr. Joseph Joyner, Ph.D., sent home some 30,000 forms for parents to "opt out", pandering to Florida Republican leaders who hate Obama and called him a Socialist.

That's typical St. Johns County waste, fraud and abuse -- six cartons of copy paper!

Dr. Joseph Joyner is now Flagler College President, under siege, defending against lawsuit involving retaliation against 15-year faculty member for reporting sexual harassment of students by Joel Bolante, former UnderSheriff of St. Johns County, Florida, under corrupt Sheriff DAVID SHOAR, who legally changed his name from "HOAR" in 1994 and covered up the September 2, 2010 murder of Michelle O'Connell in the home of Deputy Sheriff JEREMY BANKS, exposed in Folio Weekly, New York Times, PBS Frontline, NBC Dateline, NBC 20/20, Dr. Phil, etc.

Dear God, please deliver us from evil, including pitiful pompous poltroonish schoolmarms who tolerate alleged sexual harassment by JOEL BOLANTE while censoring President Obama.

From Boston Globe:

Barack Obama will give a televised commencement speech to graduating high school seniors

"Even if we can’t get together in person this year, Michelle and I are excited to celebrate."

In this file photo, former President Barack Obama address the participants at a summit.
Former President Barack Obama will give a commencement speech to graduating high school seniors on a televised event. –Charles Rex Arbogast/AP File Photo
With high schools across the United States opting for modified graduation ceremonies due to COVID-19, former President Barack Obama will be there to deliver a commencement speech to millions of students.
On TV and over the internet, of course.
In an hourlong televised event airing May 16, Obama will congratulate graduating high school seniors and “reflect” on the COVID-19 pandemic. The special, titled Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020, will air on ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC at 8 p.m. EST. It will be streamed on multiple platforms, too.
Notable celebrities will also join in, including Lakers’ forward LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai, The Jonas Brothers, Yara Shahidi, Bad Bunny, Lena Waithe, Pharrell Williams, Megan Rapinoe, H.E.R., and Ben Platt. The event will be hosted by the LeBron James Family Foundation, as well as the XQ Institute and Entertainment Industry Foundation.
Obama will also participate in an event for HBCU institutions called Show Me Your Walk at 2 p.m. on the same day. On June 6, he will give a Dear Class of 2020 Commencement Address at 3 p.m. EST via YouTube.
“I’ve always loved joining commencements — the culmination of years of hard work and sacrifice,” Obama tweeted. “Even if we can’t get together in person this year, Michelle and I are excited to celebrate the nationwide Class of 2020 and recognize this milestone with you and your loved ones.”
The coronavirus has taken an emotional toll on many students who have missed out on rites of passage like prom, finals, and graduation ceremonies. Obama’s speeches will come at a celebratory time that has otherwise been upended by the public health crisis.
For his high school graduation address, the former president will also be joined by high school students from the Obama Foundation, seniors who attend Chicago Public schools, and those who are a part of the Obama Youth Job Corps.
James posted the event to Instagram, sending his own message to high school seniors.
“You all worked so hard the past four years and deserve the best commencement we can bring to you and your family. 🙏🏾,” he wrote in the caption.

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