Saturday, September 5, 2009
Some School Districts Let Parents Opt Children Out Of Obama Speech
His Tuesday speech has become politicized already
President Obama's scheduled address Tuesday to the nation's schoolchildren has so enraged some conservatives who feel he will brainwash their children into socialism that they've successfully pressured school districts to let their children opt-out of listening to his speech.
Other districts are opting to not carry the speech at all as too distracting. But some are not only carrying the speech - but they are making it mandatory viewing.
There are those who are urging parents to keep their children home if their schools are forcing children to listen. But now, there are some on the left who are encouraging parents to keep children home if their school is not carrying the speech - presumably to their kids can watch it on the Internet or on C-Span.
Perhaps the president had no intention of politicizing anything when he conceived of welcoming children back to school and encouraging them to take their studies seriously. But, obviously - like it or not - it has become a political hot potato.
You can judge for yourself. We'll be carrying the speech Tuesday on News Talk Online - and then we'll be giving you a chance to comment on what the president had to say.