Save for the insertion of the term ObamaCare, the title is an exact LAUSD quote. As is the caption on the image below.
Unpaid, underage state slave propagandists. Can we say indoctrination laced exploitation? ‘Yes we can’!
(Human Events) –The Los Angeles Unified School District will use a state grant to train teens to promote ObamaCare to family members. Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, announced grants of $37 million on May 14 to promote the nationally unpopular law.
LAUSD will receive $990,000. The district listed as a primary outcome for its project, “Teens trained to be messengers to family members.”
Covered California spokeswoman Sarah Soto-Taylor said staff have not questioned this goal.
“We have confidence that the model LA Unified brought to the table will be successful in reaching our target population, which includes family members of students,” she said.
LAUSD will also use tax-paid staff to promote ObamaCare through phone calls to students’ homes, in-class presentations, and meetings with employees eligible for ObamaCare’s taxpayer-covered healthcare, the grant award says.
“Teens are part of a ‘pilot’ program to test whether young people can be trained as messengers to deliver outreach and limited education to family and friends in and around their homes,” said Gayle Pollard-Terry, a LAUSD spokesman, in an email. “Teens will be educating adults that they already know (e.g., family or friends) and not other adults.”
During school hours kids are basically held hostage. Will parents have the option of opting out? If so will there be consequences? If the regime’s track record is any indication, count on it.
Then there is this:
Covered California, Outreach and Education Grant Program Notice of Intent to Award, May 14, 2013:
(LAUSD grant listed on page 26 out of a total of 52 pages of grantee listings)