[quote]HG Thrower wrote:
I have no problem with it all. It’ll be cool for the kids to have the US President speaking to them. And, if it’s basically, an “education is good for you, so stay in school” deal, what’s the problem?
Its not the speech itself that bothers most people. Presidents have done this kind of speech before. It was the lesson plan that the Dept. of Education sent out with a bunch of leading questions like “What can you do to help and support the president”, and “How did the president inspire you today?”. I believe that lesson plan has since been retracted or modified. Either way, things are a bit too tense right now to be getting political with peoples kids. Its not surprising that this touched a nerve. [/quote]
Help and support him with what? With the idea of getting kids to stay in school? To realize the importance of their education? I’m assuming the question is related to the topic of his speech.
Seriously, these distractions are starting to annoy me. There really are serious issues that we can disagree with him on. Heck, some of his ideas rightfully deserve outrage. So, can we stop distracting from the real stuff, with all this birther, hand-washing, “stay in school” speech, stuff?