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Friday, March 23, 2012
REPORT: EIGHTH GRADERS IN VIRGINIA ASSIGNED TO CONDUCT OPPOSITION RESEARCH ON GOP PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES
Students at a Virginia middle school were assigned to conduct opposition research on the GOP presidential contenders and pass their findings along to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, according to a report in the Daily Caller.
Eighth graders in Liberty Middle School teacher Michael Denman’s class were reportedly instructed to “research the backgrounds and positions of each of the GOP candidates for president and find weaknesses in them.” From there, they were assigned to write a “strategy paper to exploit those weaknesses and then to send their suggestions to the Obama campaign.”
“This assignment was just creepy beyond belief — like something out of East Germany during the Cold War,” one father at the Fairfax, Va. school told the Daily Caller.