Monday, September 07, 2009

Politics in School

I'm proud to say that my daughter's elementary school (the whole school district in fact) will be showing President Obama's speech this week.

I'm dismayed by what a controversy this speech has become in general.

It amazes me that anyone would even consider pulling their kids out of school to avoid exposing them to a speech that the President is directly specifically to them. I think I would pull my kids out of school to ensure that they had a chance to hear the speech! Rather than leaving it to individual teachers to review and use later, I think that schools should be holding all-school assemblies and broadcasting the speech live.

It isn't often that a President takes the time to speak directly to our children. They should have the opportunity to hear from the leader of their country just how important they are.

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