You let the president of the United States speak to school children and the next thing you know they’re singing about him.
The school in New Jersey says the kids were learning a song for Black History Month last winter.
It’s become a YouTube sensation in the last few days, even though it was uploaded in June.
New Jersey’s education commissioner today ordered a review of the teaching of the song, and wants to find ways to celebrate Black History Month without “inappropriate partisan politics in the classroom.”
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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