Monday, September 07, 2009

The President's School Address

Unexpected controversy has arisen over the President's plan to address the nation's school children this week.

Are there those that are really so fearful that they think holding their children out of school is the preferable choice to exposing their children to "dangerous ideology"? When did intellectual curiosity become something to fear for so many?

Well, regardless of the underpinning social context of these events, you can view the President's message to our children below. Enjoy.


Blogger Heather said...

Did you realize your blog title still says you work at SMU?

11:14 AM  
Blogger Amanda Deardorff said...

I am student teaching right now and cannot believe the controversy this speech has caused. Since when is it inappropriate for our president to speak to the people? What confuses me even more is the teachers who object to this speech. It is finally a support in their direction. They complain daily (the teacher's lounge is not a breeding ground for positivity) that no one puts any responsibility on the students anymore and the president's entire speech is about students taking responsibility for their actions. Don't ask for help and then refuse it when it comes knocking at your door.

3:16 AM  

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