Hudson School District in Hot Water After Showing ‘I Pledge’ Video Supporting Obama

MacIver News Service | September 27, 2013

[Hudson, Wisc…] The Hudson School District is apologizing after showing a pro-Barack Obama video to students on Wednesday. The video was published in 2009. The school district played the 4 minute video for middle school students as a part of their Peace One Day event.

In the districts apology, they wrote:

“The reason the video was used was to show students small ways to make a difference in their communities. Most of the video provided viewers with examples like: end hunger in America; volunteer more; always represent your country with pride, dignity and honesty; and care for America’s elderly. Unfortunately, the video also had a political slant. The District is non-partisan and does not endorse the political messages found in this video. This video will not be used in the District again.”

The district referred to the showing of the video as a mistake in their statement.

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