As in the Elmbrook School District, teachers in the Wauwatosa School District will not be showing President Barack Obama's speech to America's schoolchildren live on Tuesday. Chris Preisler, communications director for the Wauwatosa School District, confirmed that his district's superintendent notified building principals Thursday the district would tape the speech so teachers could view it later and determine whether they want to use it in their classrooms or not.and then there's this bit of history, from politifact:
President George H.W. Bush gave an address to schools nationwide in 1991, from a junior high school in Washington, D.C. News reports from the time said the White House hoped that the address would be shown at schools nationwide, and Bush began his remarks by saying he was talking to "millions" of students "in classrooms all across the country."and the hero of the right, ronald reagan, was anything but non-political when he had the chance to talk to the nation's students:
We also found that Ronald Reagan took questions from high school students at the White House in 1986, and the question-and-answer session was broadcast nationally.people need to start asking this question: how did my school district handle george bush's speech to american students in '91? how did they handle ronald reagan's in '86? and why are they treating this president any differently?
Reagan urged the students to stay in school and say no to drugs, but he also discussed overtly political matters, such as national defense funding, nuclear disarmament and -- in surprising policy detail -- taxes. (Read Reagan's complete remarks.)
Later in the session, a student asked Reagan what he considered his greatest achievement as president. Reagan said it was that the House and Senate had separately passed legislation cutting taxes, and he was looking forward to seeing the legislation finalized and become law.