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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Obama's youth, what?

I think Uno has an appointment on Sept. 8th and will not be in school...what about your child?

http://www.docstoc.com/docs/10582301/President-Obama's-Address-to-Students-Across-America-September-8-2009

a little creepy...I think yes.

9 comments:

Tamara said...

I'll probably have Annie stay home too - not because of the speech, but because she's got the same political views I do and I'm afraid she'd be suspended if she spoke her mind. (Which since she's my daughter, she most likely will)

Kim said...

I just saw this today also. I can't believe it. It looks like he might be talking more about education but if so why not show it on TV so we can watch it with our kids.

eeglaze said...

Thanks for the link, Bethany. I don't mind the pres telling the kids to stay in school and don't do drugs, but that worksheet seriously raises questions. Every question is related to "what can I do to help the president" or "why should I support the pres". I think its creepy too. Not sure if Madelyn will stay home or not, yet. Maybe this is why the school sent out a sheet about perfect attendance awards if kids don't miss in September.

Brandon Smith said...

re: Kim...

The President's message will be streamed live on WhiteHouse.gov/live, and broadcast live on C-Span.

Also, my analysis of President Obama's motivations...

Speaking to our children

Liz said...

Thank you Brandon!!!! (Whoever you are...)

Mighty Mighty Rudds said...

Bottom line, I will be the one to teach my children about the importance of education. I also am very careful about who I allow talk to my children about things that I feel are important why in heavens name would I ever trust a politiciam to instill proper values into my children...not going to happen. Ever. I also do NOT for a second believe that the draft found on this link was leaked to irritate people. I beleive it was the original draft and they changed it because of the uproar, and rightfully so. You will never change my mind...even though I do love you Brandon! :)

Erin said...

When I heard about this Wed night I was PO'ed. I contacted the school and was informed however that it was NOT going to be shown at our school. I was told by the Principal that it would only be shown if after viewing it the teachers and administration found it beneficial to learning and that a letter would be sent home to parents before it was shown. I was happy with this response and my kids will be going to school that day. The whole educate our children for us thing... reminds me a little too much of Hitler Youth.

Mighty Mighty Rudds said...

Thank you Erin!!!!!!

Liz said...

FYI, President Bush Sr. gave a speech to school children in 1990 or so about not doing drugs. I don't recall any hooplah about that or any Hitler Youth commentary either...