Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Obama to Address Students

I am shocked and saddened at the outrage of some US citizens in regards to President Obama's scheduled address to school children on September 8th. According to the press release:
He [President Obama] will deliver a national address directly to students on the importance of education. The President will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning. He will also call for a shared responsibility and commitment on the part of students, parents and educators to ensure that every child in every school receives the best education possible so they can compete in the global economy for good jobs and live rewarding and productive lives as American citizens.
I just don't understand the the haters who call this "indoctrination."

I think it's about time a President reinforced the need for working harder in school and seeking a higher education. What is wrong with these people? Why are they teaching their children to hate a freely elected President?

My 17 year old daughter has followed politics for several years and she was highly vested in the past elections. She has researched President Obama's plans and policies and she has made up her own mind. She gets very upset when she hears her fellow classmates talking with glee about the possibility Obama will be assassinated or when they make off-color jokes. Most of these kids are repeating what they've heard their parents and grandparents say.

To read the entire press release, check out U.S. Department of Education

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