We all know what he will be saying to the Pre-K through 6 grades. Here’s what he wants to say to the high schoolers.
All joking aside, it seems that some people don’t understand that many parents were upset by just one line – “what can I do to help the President” – in the lesson plan – not the speech. What seems to have been lost in all the jabbering over the last week is that parents have a right to decide what our children view – period. Our children being enrolled in public education do not take any of our rights as parents away.
We will never know what the original speech was and no one can convince me that the speech that’s being delivered wasn’t re-written after the uproar.
The treatment of concerned parents by this Administration mirrors this Administrations view of anything that we as citizens are concerned about – they don’t care what we think.
They seems to have forgotten the uproar over President Bush’s speech in 1991. Via the Washington Examiner:
The National Education Association denounced the speech, saying it “cannot endorse a president who spends $26,000 of taxpayers’ money on a staged media event at Alice Deal Junior High School in Washington, D.C. — while cutting school lunch funds for our neediest youngsters.”
What does The National Education Association think of President Obama’s speech:
In a historic address scheduled for noon EST on Tuesday, September 8, President Barack Obama will ask the nation’s students to take responsibility for their learning and set goals for their education. The speech will be made from Wakefield High School in Arlington, VA, and will be webcast from the White House Web site and broadcast on C-SPAN. Obama’s address will be shown to millions of students nationwide, and was released early by the White House so parents and educators could review it.
I guess they forgot about Obama cutting off the DC Vouchers program?