Sunday, September 6, 2009

President Obama to Address our Nation's Schoolchildren September 8

President Obama to Address our Nation's Schoolchildren September 8 “No Child Left Behind” could take on a whole new meaning: Education or Propaganda?
Opinion in Politics — by Christine Lakatos — on Sep 02, 2009

As if (we) parents don’t have enough to worry about as our children head back to school: flu season along with the swine flu, health in general, behavior, grades, homework, sports, relationships, drug use, teen sex, and violence in our schools, now we must fear our own President’s motives behind his upcoming monumental message directed to our nations schoolchildren.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan sent letters to school principals; “President Barack Obama to Make Historic Speech to America’s Students” On September 8, 2009, history will be made. Will you be a part of it? At 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), President Barack Obama will deliver a national address to the students of America.

The letter states that the special address directed at our nation’s children will be about “persisting and succeeding in school”. A Presidential speech about education, terrific! Gone are the days when the President or First Lady pops up occasionally at a school to read a story or two. This administration has a new strategy. This is more than a speech. It’s an event, which encourages “students of all ages, teachers, and administrators to participate." In her letter, Duncan has prepared what the DOE is calling a “menu of classroom activities for students preK-6 and for students in grades 7-12” for educators to use as “ideas (developed by and for teachers) to help engage students and stimulate discussion on the importance of education in their lives.”

President Obama plans to speak to a captive audience of schoolchildren ages 5 to 18 through the classrooms of our nation’s public schools. If Obama’s speech actually addresses the significance of education in American lives and acts as a motivator that is one thing, but why do they need directives or interactive activities? And where are the permission slips?

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