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Students told to ‘draw Obama drowning and White House underwater’ for grade in art class (video)

Sat., Dec. 8, 2012 4:28 PM EDT
by Yvette Caslin

Students at Rancho Dominguez Prep School in Long Beach, Calif. received an assignment in their Digital Imaging class from a long-term substitute teacher to create images of the White House submerged underwater and some White House inhabitants had to appear to be drowning.

“My (project) was the president being saved  instead of drowning him …  so I drowned his wife and the dog. I felt bad. It didn’t feel right drowning the president,” shared Carnal Washington, a junior.

The student that received the most praise and the highest grade was a girl who created an image of President Obama swimming toward a bucket of chicken instead of trying to save his family.

Parents were disturbed by the assignment, saying it was “uncalled for” and couldn’t see what the “kids get from this project.”


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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Stephanie-Palmer/1025315710 Stephanie Palmer

    It sounds to me like the Rancho Dominguez Prep School in Long Beach, Calif is trying to regiment the students rather than teach them. What responsible parent would ever agree to send his/her child to such a dogmatic so-called school? I might add that this is the type of so-called school that one might find in China or Russia. Interesting.

    • http://twitter.com/rperschmann Robert Perschmann

      No… it’s not Russia-like or China-like. It’s American racist Teapublican enemy of the people, nazi-like… child abuse. Get that long time substitute out of education. The institution itself should be fully exposed. Sorry kids… you are going to a disgusting school.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Greg-King-Saeed-Williams/585664043 Greg ‘King Saeed’ Williams

    Racism is still alive…..

  • Linwood Johnson

    So when does this “long term substitute” get their walking papers? It’s ridiculous to bring that sort of political attitude to school.