Here is a link to an article I read today in the Washington Times:
It's about the President's speech on Tuesday. He is not the first president to give a speech to schools and to encourage students to stay in school. I think the people that don't want their kids to watch this speech are completely ingnorant. It's ridiculous!! If he was planning to push his political agenda, he'd be choosing the wrong place. Kids aren't really into issues and they would tune out to what he was saying if he started to talk about his ideas. Nobody whined when the first Bush spoke to schools about the Iraq war, yet now we have a president that wants to challenge our kids and people are freaking out. People need to develop a little more tolerance in this country. The more you know, the better prepared you are to live in this world, and that means listening to all different opinions. Listening to other views is how we learn respect and tolerance. Sheltering kids from a speech does more harm than good. His speech isn't meant to push his agenda anyway, so it should be a mute point. Ugh, I'm so irritated right now!!
PS - I had fabulous trips this summer and will get around to posting about them some day soon. I started my doctoral program and I start teaching on Tuesday. Life is busy :)