Some parents are talking about keeping their kids from school on Tuesday to avoid the president's remarks. The White House says it will release a copy of the text of the president's address on Monday so parents and educators can see that the message is entirely about learning, staying in school and taking personal responsibility.even the wall street journal thinks this reaction is "overwrought, to say the least":
In the Douglas County School District in central Colorado, the phones have been ringing off the hook with upset parents.
"We've probably had about 40 to 50 calls today and probably about 10 or 12 emails today from parents," said Susan Meek of the Douglas County school system.
Some school districts in Texas, Illinois, Virginia, Wisconsin, Missouri and Minnesota are even refusing to show the president's address.
Mr. Obama "will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning"—hardly the stuff of the Communist Manifesto or even the Democratic Party platform.what exactly do you tell your kid when you keep him home from school because you don't want him to hear what the president has to say?
America's children are not so vulnerable that we need to slap an NC-17 rating on Presidential speeches. Given how many minority children struggle in school, a pep talk from the first African-American President could even do some good.
i don't want you to hear what the president has to say.
i don't want you to hear what the president hast to say because we don't agree with him.
if you wanna listen to a black man talk gibberish for an hour you have two choices: "song of the south" or "snow dogs."
we're going to the mall.