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Posted: Tuesday, January 20, 2009 10:00 pm

About 100 Lodi High students gathered in the school's theatre to watch the swearing in Tuesday of the country's first black president. Teachers Jeff Tillett and Jerry Pike were among those who made special arrangements to view via TV the 9 a.m. Oath of Office, and Barack Obama's first speech as president which followed.

Some students, including two from Lodi Unified School District, even attended the festivities in Washington, D.C.

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  • posted at 4:58 pm on Wed, Jan 21, 2009.


    A student from Tokay commented that their Spanish teacher did not allow them to watch the inauguration because the teacher was saying it would make him "sick" and was also upset saying mockingly that everything was racest, "mocking America", and that he didn't like that Obama was being refered to as Black. If this is true, it's one thing not to chose not to show students this Historical event, but teachers, I think should not be teaching their students such personal opinions and ranting their political views to their students.

  • posted at 2:24 pm on Wed, Jan 21, 2009.


    As a previous student of Mr. Wright, I have three words for him:Just For Men!You are looking Gray.J/K Wright. You're a great teacher.



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