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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-04-09 07:58 AM
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Some schools won't show kids Obama's speech...welcome to tennessee
Edited on Fri Sep-04-09 07:59 AM by spanone
one of the fucking reddest, ignorant states in the nation...i'm really starting to hate this place we call america


Some Middle Tennessee school districts are directing administrators not to show a back-to-school address by President Barack Obama next week after parents complained that it was foisting a political agenda on children, a sentiment echoed by Republican critics.
Wilson and Williamson counties have directed schools not to dedicate time to the speech, while others are allowing parents to have their children opt out of watching the address.

Obama plans to speak directly to students Tuesday about the need to work hard and stay in school. His address will be shown live on the White House Web site and on C-SPAN at 11 a.m. CDT, a time when classrooms across the country will be able to tune in.

Districts in states including Texas, Illinois, Virginia and Wisconsin have decided not to show the speech to students.

Some conservatives, driven by radio pundits and bloggers, are urging schools and parents to boycott the address. They say Obama is using the opportunity to promote a political agenda and is overstepping the boundaries of federal involvement in schools.

"As far as I am concerned, this is not civics education. It gives the appearance of creating a cult of personality," said Oklahoma state Sen. Steve Russell. "This is something you'd expect to see in North Korea or in Saddam Hussein's Iraq."

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090904/NEWS02/90904...

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