Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Obama's 2nd Annual Back to School Speech - September 14th

Washington, D.C. — As students begin their school year, President Barack Obama will deliver his second annual Back-to-School Speech at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, September 14 at Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration School in Philadelphia, PA, a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School. The President’s Back-to-School Speech is an opportunity to speak directly to students across the country.

Yes, once again Obama feels the school children of America need to see and hear him as they start the new school year. If you remember last year's speech created so much controversy they toned it down before the actual delivery of the speech. Also last year the Department of Education also was criticized for distributing proposed lesson plans with the speech, including a section that later was changed that asked students to write about how they could help the president. This year it's the speech with out the accompanying curriculum.

Like last year, schools are not required to air the president's remarks Tuesday, some are giving parents an opportunity to pull their kids from class during the broadcast. 

Obama will deliver this year's speech from the Julia R. Masterman Laboratory and Demonstration school in Philadelphia. Last week the Department of Education's, Arne Duncan, designated Masterman, as the school is commonly known, as a Blue Ribbon school. That's the federal designation for high-achieving schools or schools that have improved significantly and helped close achievement gaps among disadvantaged and minority students.

Yesterday the Whitehouse released the full text of the speech that Obama will be reading off his teleprompters:

Did you know that when President Bush (41) spoke to a school the Democrats investigated and held hearings? 
In the Comments: 
"Reagan spoke to high school seniors who were already adults and would soon be voting. Bush spoke to ONE school. Obama is doing a MASS distribution to every school age in this country."

Another opinion from the Washington Post: 

Personally, I think if they show this in the schools the children should get extra credit for counting all of the self references (I, me, mine, I want, I've, I'm, etc.) are contained in the speech. Add triple extra credits to research the veracity of the Tamerria Robinson story.

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