President Obama to give another back-to-school speech
Do you think people will get riled up again over this? I just got a press release that President Obama will deliver his "second annual" back-to-school speech on Sept. 14, calling it an opportunity to speak directly to students across the country. So it sounds like he intends to give one every year, telling kids to study hard and stay in school.
“Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide,” President Obama said to students last year.
But as I'm sure most of us recall, this was not a simple apple pie moment. It caused an uproar. Some school districts sent home permission slips to let their kids watch the speech. In Pinellas, parents were allowed to keep kids home from school that day for an excused absence. It was quite the dust-up. Think we'll have that happen again?
~ Sharon Kennedy Wynne
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