Michelle - posted on 09/01/2009 ( 63 moms have responded )
"In a recent interview with student reporter, Damon Weaver, President Obama announced that on September 8 -- the first day of school for many children across America -- he will deliver a national address directly to students on the importance of education. The President will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning. He will also call for a shared responsibility and commitment on the part of students, parents and educators to ensure that every child in every school receives the best education possible so they can compete in the global economy for good jobs and live rewarding and productive lives as American citizens... This is the first time an American president has spoken directly to the nation's school children about persisting and succeeding in school."
The scariest part might be the suggested talking points for teachers to discuss with their students, including:
Why is it important that we listen to the President and other elected officials, like the mayor, senators, members of congress, or the governor?
What is the President trying to tell me?
What is the President asking me to do?
What new ideas and actions is the President challenging me to think about?
What is President Obama inspiring you to do? What is he challenging you to do?
Michelle Malkin's take (including a video of a North Carolina schoolteacher clearly trying to influence her students to support Obama over McCain): http://michellemalkin.com/2009/09/01/oba...
MommyLife (This is Part 1, see the next three posts, too): http://mommylife.net/archives/2009/09/ob...