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  • Chief apologizes over address

    09/11/2009 8:16:22 AM PDT · by pillut48 · 15 replies · 576+ views
    Dallas News online/newspaper ^ | Sept. 10, 2009 | Britney Tabor
    Denton schools Superintendent Ray Braswell offered a public apology Tuesday night to residents upset about his decision not to air President Barack Obama's address to schoolchildren. He made the statement during the open forum segment of the district's board meeting. "For the folks who think this decision may have been disrespectful, please know that I offer my sincerest apologies – that was never my intent," Braswell said. "My intent the entire time was to try to make sure the instructional climate was preserved so that teachers could teach and kids could learn." Braswell issued a letter on the district's Web...
  • Obama's Education Speech Masks Liberalism with Conservative Themes

    09/09/2009 11:18:34 AM PDT · by William Tell 2 · 1 replies · 233+ views
    Tea Time Blog ^ | 9-9-09 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    The first piece I wrote about President Barack Hussein Obama was an August 5, 2004 ezine article titled The Barack Obama Myth, http://frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=11950. This was after I listened to him speak at the 2004 Democratic convention. At that time, I wrote: "this rising star in the Democratic Party spouted some conservative themes during his speech, the rhetoric may be deceptive. While Obama spoke of individual responsibility – such as stating that the government cannot teach kids to read, parents must – his ideology and voting record is quite different. Obama is very liberal." Obviously, my piece was very prescient. Mr...
  • Obama's Speech To The Kids Was A Big Thing To Liberals...And Then Suddenly It Wasn't.

    09/08/2009 9:41:24 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 6 replies · 710+ views
    9/8/09 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    Liberals are saying that Obama's speech really wasn't that important, and that conservatives are overreacting. Riiiight. If the speech wasn't that important, then why was it absolutely necessary that Obama speak to the kids? It was so important that the kids across America just had to hear Lord Barack (The Most Merciful's) speech...or it wasn't really that important, so there was no need for conservatives to even bother saying anything at all about it? Which is it, liberals? It WAS important to liberals, that is UNTIL Obama caved in and altered what he was really going to say. Then to...
  • Freep This Poll: Should President Obama have given that pep talk to students?

    09/08/2009 12:54:27 PM PDT · by Man50D · 38 replies · 1,201+ views
    Ok Freepers! Go get 'em
  • When Bush spoke to students, Democrats investigated, held hearings

    09/08/2009 6:02:44 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 1,374+ views
    When Bush spoke to students, Democrats investigated, held hearings By: Byron York Chief Political Correspondent 09/08/09 7:11 AM EDT The controversy over President Obama's speech to the nation's schoolchildren will likely be over shortly after Obama speaks today at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. But when President George H.W. Bush delivered a similar speech on October 1, 1991, from Alice Deal Junior High School in Washington DC, the controversy was just beginning. Democrats, then the majority party in Congress, not only denounced Bush's speech -- they also ordered the General Accounting Office to investigate its production and later summoned...
  • Megyn Kelly Confronts Broward County School Superintendent Over Obama School Speech - Video 9/8/09

    09/08/2009 8:47:51 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 41 replies · 2,532+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 8, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Fox News' Megyn Kelly this morning confronting Broward County, Florida School Superintendent James Notter for his decision to make it mandatory for students to attend President Obama's "School Speech" today. He also says students will face penalties for not attending. Kelly pressed him on why they are not making the event voluntary when Obama's own Secretary of Education has said it should be voluntary. Notter just kept repeating, "This is not an opt out part of our curriculum." Kelly pointed out that Broward County is the only school district they know of in the country making...
  • WHY WE DON'T WANT HIM TALKING TO OUR KIDS

    09/08/2009 5:22:00 AM PDT · by shortstop · 102 replies · 4,265+ views
    boblonsberry.com ^ | 09/08/09 | Bob Lonsberry
    It’s fairly simple, really. Tens of millions of American parents don’t trust him. The upset over this morning’s presidential address to schoolchildren isn’t about the partisan divide, it’s about the president’s arrogance. After seven months of crammed-down-your-throat Obama agenda, half the country has had a bellyful. After seven months of being told that they don’t matter, half the country is returning the sentiment. They don’t trust him with their children not because they’re paranoid, but because he’s not trustworthy. He has shown himself to be an enemy to their values and beliefs – to be hostile to their families and...
  • Karl Rove:"I Bet A Dime To A Dollar That The Speech Was Altered" Calls Obama "Supreme Leader"(Video)

    09/08/2009 9:47:51 AM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 58 replies · 2,167+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 9/8/09 | talkradio03
    Amazing how the Drive-Bys take Obama at his word when they said the speech wasn't changed, Rove disagrees...
  • Obama Delivers Message to Children at Odds with His Own Policies - Video 9/08/09

    09/08/2009 10:13:48 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 918+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 08, 2009 | Michael
    Here is complete video of President Obama's school speech today, where he urged America's school children to take "personal responsibility" for their lives. While that is a wonderful message to convey, it is at odds with what Obama does with his own Democratic voting blocks. He tells children to take "personal responsibility," but he only wants to expand government to do for people what they often should be doing for themselves. This speech was all about Obama. The children were a backdrop to help him break out of the tailspin he's been in for weeks. But his message is not...
  • Obama's Choice of September 8th to address children has a vital hidden agenda

    09/07/2009 4:49:49 PM PDT · by GoreNoMore · 39 replies · 2,232+ views
    As an observer of the Oba-Hussein Administration strategy and tactics, which increasingly seems to misjudge the minds of the American people and bask in the narcissistic glow of accolades from their core admirers and bought supporters, it occurred to me that the choice of Tuesday September 8th to try to hog the national news scene has much to do with another MAJOR event taking place on that date at 8:00 a.m. in Santa Ana, California. Federal District Court Judge, David O. Carter, will begin hearing the Obama eligibility case brought by Orly Taitz on behalf of Presidential candidate Alan Keyes...
  • John Harwood: Parents Who Object To Obama's Speech Aren't Smart Enought To Raise Their Kids

    09/07/2009 4:11:12 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 25 replies · 1,157+ views
    Hot AirPundit ^ | SEPTEMBER 07, 2009 | Hot AirPundit
    I see, the problem is the parents, not Obama...
  • Obama School Speech-Sanitized For Your Protection

    09/07/2009 1:41:12 PM PDT · by sdkruiser · 10 replies · 879+ views
    Stephen Kruiser ^ | 09/ | Stephen Kruiser
    After what I'm sure were several trips back to the drawing board after the administration got caught with its intentions out there for all to see, President Obama's speech to the school kids is available for public consumption. I don't for a moment believe that this is the speech that the president originally intended to give. I also don't believe in Santa, the Great Pumpkin or any desire to negotiate on the part of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The speech in its current form is fairly innocuous. As Michelle Malkin reminds us, however, there is more going on here than mere words...
  • Obama Promotes Left-Wing Socialist J.K. Rowling as Someone Children Should Look Up To

    09/07/2009 12:13:01 PM PDT · by DoctorBulldog · 27 replies · 1,378+ views
    Socialist Party Australia ^ | Unknown | Unknown
    In Obama's fascist speech to your schoolchildren, he promotes J.K. Rowling as someone to admire. Of course, she is a self-admitted "Left-Wing" Socialist who teaches kids bad morals and Socialism via her fictional characters. Gee, imagine that... Just so you know that I'm not making this stuff up, I have copied the text from the Socialist Party of Australia: Potty about Harry Potter With over 325 million copies of all seven books sold worldwide, the last four books have also been, consecutively, the fastest selling in history. They have been translated into over 65 languages and author JK Rowling has...
  • A Lingering Question of Obama’s Competence

    09/07/2009 11:42:37 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies · 955+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-07-09 | Mike's America
    If the Administration cannot get even simple details right, then how can they cope effectively with the major challenges we confront?Remember the laugh when the White House misspelled Obama's name on an official document relating to Arms Control agreements with the Russians? At the time, it was good for a chuckle. Now, people are starting to wonder if the boys and girls who arrived at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on the Smoke and Mirrors Hopey-Changey express may not be quite up to the job. Take for instance the controversial Presidential address Obama will deliver to schoolchildren on Tuesday. Don't you think...
  • Beware the 8th of September--2 Things to Watch

    09/07/2009 10:43:17 AM PDT · by Welshman007 · 6 replies · 832+ views
    Columbia Conservative Examiner ^ | Sept. 7, 2009 | Anthony G. Martin
    Tomorrow is being promoted as 'keep your children home from school' day. Various names have been used to describe the day from 'National Truancy Day' to 'Hall Pass Tuesday.' They all refer to the same thing. Parents all across the United States are keeping their children out of school tomorrow to protest Barack Obama's address to school children... The second thing to watch, however, is Congress. On Tuesday the House and Senate return from their summer break. 2 bills could be sent to the floor in short order without further debate, should the Democratic leadership decide to pull a fast...
  • Barack Obama: President of All Classrooms

    09/07/2009 10:52:14 AM PDT · by TaxPayer2000 · 7 replies · 539+ views
    thenewamerican.com ^ | Monday, 07 September 2009 | Jack Kenny
    "This isn't a policy speech. It's a speech designed to encourage kids to stay in school," an Obama administration spokesman told the Cable News Network in response to the uproar over the president's planned webcast and TV speech to the nation's schoolchildren on September 8. "The goal of the speech and the lesson plans is to challenge students to work hard, stay in school and dramatically reduce the dropout rate." But many parents have denounced the planned speech as an exercise in propaganda and "brain washing" and some have said they will keep their children out of school that day....
  • Interesting choice of words in Obama school address.

    09/07/2009 10:26:11 AM PDT · by xplodingboy07 · 59 replies · 2,968+ views
    "I know that feeling. When I was young, my family lived in Indonesia for a few years, and my mother didn’t have the money to send me where all ***the American kids*** went to school. So she decided to teach me extra lessons herself, Monday through Friday – at 4:30 in the morning."
  • TEXT of Obama School Speech: USES THE WORD "I" 56 TIMES. IT'S ABOUT HIM

    09/07/2009 10:20:39 AM PDT · by joinedafterattack · 200 replies · 5,724+ views
    The White House ^ | 9-7-09 | President Obama
    President Obama makes his school speech all about himself. Uses the word "I" 56 times. Text of School Speech Below.
  • Obama address to children: 'inartfully worded' plan or information operation?

    09/07/2009 9:12:45 AM PDT · by Crush · 22 replies · 1,991+ views
    The US Report ^ | 7 Sept 2009 | Chris Carter
    School districts are feeling the backlash of a nationwide address to schools by President Barack Obama on Tuesday. Officials say the speech stresses the importance of “persisting and succeeding in school.” The address from the president, purportedly challenging students to “work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning,” sounds harmless, but events surrounding the address – whether intended or not – have turned a message to children into a means to further divide the country and weaken political opponents. A controversy may have been avoided if the White House had released a transcript of the president's address...
  • Prepared Remarks of President Barack ObamaBack to School Event

    09/07/2009 9:15:27 AM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 374 replies · 13,802+ views
    The White House ^ | September 7, 2009 | Various socialist hacks
    <p>The President: Hello everyone – how’s everybody doing today? I’m here with students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. And we’ve got students tuning in from all across America, kindergarten through twelfth grade. I’m glad you all could join us today.</p> <p>I know that for many of you, today is the first day of school. And for those of you in kindergarten, or starting middle or high school, it’s your first day in a new school, so it’s understandable if you’re a little nervous. I imagine there are some seniors out there who are feeling pretty good right now, with just one more year to go. And no matter what grade you’re in, some of you are probably wishing it were still summer, and you could’ve stayed in bed just a little longer this morning.</p>
  • White House Drops Plea For Students To Help Obama

    09/07/2009 5:34:07 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 39 replies · 1,443+ views
    The Bulletin | 9/6/2009 | JOE MURRAY
    Firestorm Erupted As Critics Charge White House With Indoctrination. A presidential video address to the nation’s school children erupted into a firestorm of controversy after the White House disseminated an activities list which, among other things, called for grade students to “write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president.” The president is poised to deliver an address to the nation’s students on September 8th. According to a press release issued by the White House on Wednesday, the speech stresses the “importance of taking responsibility for [students] success in school.” But, in preparing for the academic...
  • Michelle Malkin: Why Parents Don’t Trust the Educator-in-Chief

    09/07/2009 1:28:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies · 1,664+ views
    The Santa Barbara Noozhawk ^ | September 6, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    Are American children to learn basic education or an agenda of education-as-'social justice'? They think we’re crazy. “They” are the sneering defenders of President Barack Obama who can’t fathom the backlash against his nationwide speech to schoolchildren Tuesday. “We” are parents with eyes wide open to the potential for politicized abuse in America’s classrooms. Ask moms and dads in Farmington, Utah, who discovered last week that their children sat through a Hollywood propaganda video promoting the cult of Obama. In the clip, a parade of entertainers vow to flush their toilets less, buy hybrid vehicles, end poverty and world hunger,...
  • Messiah to Address Obama Youth Directly on Tuesday

    09/05/2009 7:41:04 PM PDT · by FireBreather · 20 replies · 1,108+ views
    FIRE BREATHING CHRISTIAN ^ | 09/03/09 | Fire Breathing Christian
    Children gathered into state controlled “education” facilities across the nation will break from the standard routine of instruction at the hands of lower-level state employees and directly experience the teleprompted wisdom of Barack Hussein Obama during a speech planned for this coming Tuesday, September 8th. By focusing on the most malleable, defenseless and controlled of American minds, The One hopes to reclaim political momentum and combat the ungrateful, ignorant masses who have recently risen in vocal opposition to his plans for socialized medicine in America. (To continue reading this article, please use the following link: http://firebreathingchristian.wordpress.com/2009/09/02/messiah-to-address-obama-youth-directly-on-tuesday/
  • Major school systems won't be open when Obama speaks to kids

    09/06/2009 4:11:58 AM PDT · by kingattax · 13 replies · 1,352+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 09/04/09 | Mark Tapscott
    Hot Air's Ed Morrissey - joined by bloggers Baseball Crank and Moe Lane - notes that Los Angeles public schools won't be in session next Tuesday when President Obama delivers his speech to the nation's children. Neither will those in the Boston schools. Or the New York City public schools. Or those in Seattle, Buffalo or Eugene (Oregon). It's the Obamatuerism of the day on this one, but it may be indicative of a new theme concerning the Obama administration's managerial and strategic political competence. All presidential teams tend to get high marks during their honeymoons. But the Obama honeymoon...
  • LA Times: Calls to boycott Obama's speech to kids offer a disturbing lesson in paranoia

    09/05/2009 7:42:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 115 replies · 3,233+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 9/5/2009 | Tim Rutten
    Those who are whipping up hysteria over the president's address are playing a dangerous game with an unhinged segment of public opinion. While it long ago crossed the borders of reason and civility, the hysteria over healthcare reform is -- at some level -- understandable, because wellness and infirmity are really just stand-ins for those most terrifying of issues, life and death. But there is no similar way to rationalize the bizarre controversy now raging over President Obama's plan to deliver a brief televised address on Tuesday to the nation's grammar school children. According to Secretary of Education Arne Duncan,...
  • Good News: Letter from Calvert County (MD) Superintendent Regarding Obama Indoctrination Attempt

    09/05/2009 8:12:53 PM PDT · by Senator Goldwater · 44 replies · 2,261+ views
    Calvert County (Maryland) Public Schools ^ | Friday, September 4, 2009 | Jack Smith, Ph.D.
    Dear CCPS Parents, Students, Staff and Community Members: Earlier this week, we learned that President Obama was preparing to deliver a nationwide live speech to school children on Tuesday, September 8, 2009, at noon. The stated purpose of the speech is to encourage students to set and achieve challenging goals as well as take responsibility for their learning. The speech is expected to last approximately 15 minutes. We have been assured that this is not a political activity and that the speech will not have political messages; however, we have not had the opportunity to view the speech. Once we...
  • Obama 'Outreach' To School Kids Feels More Like Personality Cult

    09/04/2009 6:00:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies · 2,647+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 4, 2009 | The great MARK STEYN
    On Friday, I had the rare honor of appearing in the pages of the New York Times, apropos President Obama's plans to beam himself into every schoolhouse in the land in the peculiar belief that Generation iPod will find this an enthralling technical novelty. As Times reporters James C. McKinley Jr. and Sam Dillon wrote: "Mark Steyn, a Canadian author and political commentator, speaking on the Rush Limbaugh show on Wednesday, accused Mr. Obama of trying to create a cult of personality, comparing him to Saddam Hussein and Kim Jong Il, the North Korean leader." Oh, dear! "A Canadian author":...
  • Schools to Big Brother Barack: Stay Out!

    09/04/2009 5:38:26 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 40 replies · 1,470+ views
    Time ^ | Friday, Sep. 04, 2009 | Tim Padgett
    When Barack Obama won Florida last November — the first Democrat to take the Sunshine State since FDR — many saw it as a sign of centrist GOP Governor Charlie Crist's moderating influence. But lately, Florida's disgruntled Republicans aren't looking very moderate. This week, in fact, the peninsula's GOP registered arguably the loudest outcry over the education speech President Obama plans to deliver to U.S. primary and secondary students via webcast and C-Span next Tuesday. In perhaps the most over-the-top performance, state Republican Chairman Jim Greer called it an attempt to use "our children to spread liberal propaganda" and "President...
  • Why Parents Don’t Trust the Educator-in-Chief and His Comrades

    09/04/2009 12:26:22 PM PDT · by kingattax · 30 replies · 882+ views
    CNSNews.com ^ | September 04, 2009 | Michelle Malkin
    They think we’re crazy. “They” are the sneering defenders of Barack Obama who can’t fathom the backlash against the president’s nationwide speech to schoolchildren next Tuesday. “We” are parents with eyes wide open to the potential for politicized abuse in America’s classrooms. Ask moms and dads in Farmington, Utah, who discovered this week that their children sat through a Hollywood propaganda video promoting the cult of Obama. In the clip, a parade of entertainers vow to flush their toilets less, buy hybrid vehicles, end poverty and world hunger, and commit to “service” for “change.” Actress Demi Moore leads the glitterati...
  • BROWN SHIRT ACADEMY ( Rev. Manning on Obama's speech to students - must see ! )

    09/04/2009 3:05:22 PM PDT · by sushiman · 13 replies · 1,077+ views
    ATLAH ^ | 9/4/09 | James D. Manning
    Dr. James David Manning speaks about Obama stealing the hearts of our young people .
  • Controlling Children's Minds

    09/05/2009 5:05:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies · 1,618+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | Septmber 5, 2009 | Ken Klukoski
    Most people have now heard that President Obama is going to address America’s school children on September 8. He’ll be speaking to them directly, without their parents there to serve as a filter. Taken with an outrageous situation unfolding in New Hampshire, where a home-schooling mother has been ordered to put her daughter in public school because the daughter is too outspoken in her Christian beliefs, a terrifying truth emerges: If you can force a child into government schools, you can control that child’s mind On Tuesday, around the nation, millions of children will be in a setting where they’re...
  • Schoochildren - September 9th, 2009 -- ObamaNation

    09/06/2009 8:59:19 PM PDT · by Chadron · 1 replies · 435+ views
    You Tube ^ | 9-04-2009 | PitchforkPatriot
    Fractured fairytales
  • Arne Duncan: "That's Just Silly" Keeping Kids Home From School Because Of Obama Speech (Video)

    09/06/2009 5:26:54 PM PDT · by Talkradio03 · 33 replies · 896+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 9/6/09 | talkradio03
    Arne Duncan on Face the Nation saying it's silly what parents are doing, Bob Schieffer going right along with the theme...
  • A Back to School Message from NASCAR

    09/06/2009 4:36:02 PM PDT · by raybbr · 18 replies · 824+ views
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | September 03, 2009 | Whitehouse.gov
    As school gets started across the country, Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Carl Edwards, Tony Stewart and Juan Pablo Montoya share a motivational message for America's students. (public domain)
  • Local School Districts Pass on Obama's Speech

    09/04/2009 6:40:17 AM PDT · by An American! · 41 replies · 2,514+ views
    NBC DFW ^ | Sep 4, 2009 | LITA BECK
    School districts across Texas are pondering whether they'll have their students watch a national address by President Barack Obama next week. The speech on the importance of education is aimed directly at the nation's school children at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Obama has asked school districts to carry the live webcast. Districts in North Texas have received complaints about the speech, and most are not broadcasting it to their students. "There appears to be a curriculum associated with the speech," said Fred Moses, chairman of the Collin County Republican Party. Parent Bobby Lochner said he wouldn't mind his children hearing a...
  • Obama effort to get hearing with U.S. schoolchildren falling flat

    09/03/2009 9:29:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies · 2,204+ views
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | September 3, 2009 | Jessamy Brown
    President Obama has met with the pope, the queen of England and will address both houses of Congress next week. But his efforts to get an audience with American schoolchildren for a pep talk are falling flat. An Obama speech to students about academic success, to be broadcast over cable television, radio and the Internet on Tuesday, won't reach many Tarrant County students. Most Tarrant County school districts will not make it mandatory viewing for students. Many districts say they don't have the technology to provide it. Others will give parents the opportunity to have their children skip it if...
  • Labor Day + 1 (Kids skipping school on Obama speech day September 8th)

    09/03/2009 9:03:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1,101+ views
    Peach Pundit ^ | September 3, 2009 | Jason Shepherd
    As we approach Labor Day weekend, the traditional close of summer in America, there is a movement, not just in Georgia, but across America, to add one more day of vacation. At least where school children are concerned. If you are not aware by now, then you should know that President Barack Obama is planning a speech aimed at our nation’s school children and set to air during the school day. Now there is nothing new about this. As White House deputy policy director Heather Higginbottom pointed out in an interview for the Associated Press, President George H. W. Bush...
  • I received a letter warning of Obama's plan to speak to public Schools.(vanity)

    09/03/2009 2:45:45 PM PDT · by BBell · 59 replies · 2,809+ views
    vanity
    This is my first vanity post ever but I though it worth mentioning. I live near New Orleans and my son attends a public school elementary. I received a letter today informing me that my son's school would be showing Obama's address to the nation's school children on September 8th. It gives a basic synopsis as to what it will contain as well as informing me that I may want to go to www.ed.gov to learn more about it. It also tells me that I can chose to have my child not participate by letting the principal know and that...
  • Please help Freep this poll - Should 0bama's speech be carried live?

    09/03/2009 1:43:10 PM PDT · by tpmintx · 55 replies · 2,565+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 9/3/09 | Theodore Kim
    Matthew Haag and I have a story today about President Obama's plan next week to make a speech aimed at students. As it stands, Plano does not plan to air the speech live. But the school district will make the speech available on its website. The story has spread like wildfire this morning. As such, we wanted to put the question to you in a Plano Mini Poll. View the totals instantly after voting.
  • Hey Obama, Leave Those Kids Alone

    09/03/2009 2:07:14 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies · 1,150+ views
    Cato Institute ^ | September 03, 2009
    Hey Obama, Leave Those Kids Alone September 2, 2009 Neal McCluskey: It's one thing for a president to encourage all kids to work hard and stay in school – that's a reasonable use of the bully pulpit. It's another thing entirely, however, to have the U.S. Department of Education send detailed instructions to public schools nationwide on how to glorify the president and the presidency, and push them to drive social change. Frighteningly, this is what President Obama has done. In anticipation of the president's planned September 8 address to students nationwide, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sent a letter...
  • POLL: Re:Obama's Speech to Schools

    09/03/2009 2:08:43 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 28 replies · 1,834+ views
    http://www.azcentral.com/
    Link can't be posted due to copyright laws, but the poll is here: http://www.azcentral.com/ Do you agree with the parents who are refusing to let their children watch President Obama's education speech at school because they believe he's trying to indoctrinate them'? Yes 54.25% No 45.75% Total Votes: 1777
  • The Dear Leader to address nation's school children on September 8th.

    09/03/2009 2:08:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 831+ views
    The Sussex Sun ^ | September 3, 2009 | Amy L. Geiger-Hemmer
    President Barack Obama has plans to speak to all the school children in the United States on Tuesday, September 8th at noon. His speech will be broadcast on television. Captive audience? You bet. Now, this wouldn't be so terrifying if it was President Bush or even President Clinton speaking. Most in the public would assume that the president would be giving a rah-rah pep talk concerning education. With Obama, however, we know that will not be the case. Given Obama's background, friendships and associations with socialists, communists, Marxists, and terrorists, his socialist plans for America, and obvious dislike for his...
  • Flashback 1991: Gephardt Called Bush's Speech to Students 'Paid Political Advertising'

    09/03/2009 12:31:16 PM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 12 replies · 1,685+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | September 3, 2009 - 10:45 ET | Noel Sheppard
    As Barack Obama prepares a nationwide broadcast to America's students next Tuesday, it has been revealed that Democrats complained in 1991 when then President George H. W. Bush broadcast a speech from a Northwest Washington junior high school. In fact, the House Majority leader at the time, Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.), said "The Department of Education should not be producing paid political advertising for the president, it should be helping us to produce smarter students." Such was reported by the Washington Post on October 3, 1991 (h/t KY3 Political Notebook via Chuck Todd): House Democrats criticized President Bush yesterday for using...
  • Letter going out today for Parental approval for Obama speech - DeSoto County MS

    09/03/2009 1:21:56 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 19 replies · 1,104+ views
    I just got off the phone with the superindentent's office of schools in Desoto county MS. A letter will be going out today for parent approval for your children to hear the Obama speech. The school don't have cable, but teachers will show it over the internet. Under no circumstances will children be shown it though without parental ok.
  • Another Idea How Parents Should React to Obama Nation

    09/03/2009 10:24:07 AM PDT · by CMoran325 · 15 replies · 793+ views
    Clearly Nebulous ^ | Sept 3, 2009 | Colette Moran
    I've got to side with the libs on this one -- but only to a point.When I heard that the President was going to address school children next Tuesday, my first thought was "Ok, he can impart some wisdom about the value of education." This is something I have talked about before -- how I think BO can have a real impact on a certain sector of students who might otherwise throw away the opportunities available to them.After all, Presidents Reagan and Bush 41 also addressed school children, albeit without any "Menu of Classroom Activities" distributed by the Dept of Ed. And whereas I'm...
  • Wisconsin Schools Deciding How to Handle Obama Speech

    09/03/2009 10:10:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies · 1,436+ views
    School districts across Wisconsin are deciding whether students will watch a nationwide address directed at them from President Barack Obama. The speech on the importance of education has raised concerns among some parents who view it as nothing more than political advertising within public schools. Officials with both the Green Bay and Madison school districts say they've heard from a handful of parents with questions about whether the video will be shown next week. A spokesman for Republican state Rep. Steve Nass from Whitewater says their office has also fielded calls from concerned parents. Madison schools is working on guidelines...
  • Seriously, Conservatives, Your Kids Will Survive Hearing Obama Give a Speech

    09/03/2009 9:21:49 AM PDT · by Severino · 83 replies · 2,082+ views
    North Star Writers Group ^ | September 3, 2009 | Dan Calabrese
    The president is addressing kids. Big deal. I can remember Gerald Ford asking kids to tell their parents to turn off the lights when we left a room because we all needed to conserve energy or something. We were all supposed to write letters to the president telling him what we were going to do about this. I wrote one. Got a reply, even! It wasn’t from Ford himself, but from some dunderhead who worked for him. Said dunderhead probably sent the same letter to millions of kids. It took me years to figure that out, though. I thought the...
  • Obama's Address to Students Creates Stir in DFW (Schools can opt out, Dem. chair disappointed)

    09/03/2009 6:22:59 AM PDT · by RaiderRose · 23 replies · 1,710+ views
    Fort Worth Star Telegram ^ | Sept. 02, 2009 | Jessamy Brown
    A planned live address to school students by President Barack Obama next week is causing controversy for school districts as some parents object to what they see as partisan politics. The issue, which became a hot-button topic on some radio talk shows this week, left school administrators scrambling to decide whether to allow students to watch the live broadcast...(snip) Some administrators say they are reluctant to interrupt daily lesson plans and wonÂ’t show the address live...(snip) Others will allow campuses to access the speech during the broadcast but will also record it for teachers to show later. Those opposing the...
  • Upcoming Obama speech to students angers some parents

    09/03/2009 6:23:55 AM PDT · by floridaguy81 · 56 replies · 1,934+ views
    ABC Action News ^ | 9/2/2009 | FloridaGuy81
    Some parents are concerned about a speech President Barack Obama plans to make to students across the country on Tuesday. The White House says the speech is mainly intended to be motivational, telling children about the benefits of education and inspiring them to be good students.
  • Parents upset over 'leftist propaganda' video

    09/03/2009 6:45:35 AM PDT · by cwac · 34 replies · 1,607+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 09/02/2009 | Lisa Schencker
    Parents upset over 'leftist propaganda' videoBy Lisa SchenckerThe Salt Lake Tribune 09/02/2009 10:07:30 AM MDTA school principal has apologized for showing a video at an assembly that a politically conservative group leader is calling "radical, leftist propaganda." Children at Eagle Bay Elementary School in Farmington were shown a short video called "I pledge" on Aug. 28. The video opens with an image of President Barack Obama and part of a speech in which he says, "Let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after...