Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Daily Journal, September 8-- Obama's Speech to the Kids
Here in the suburbs of Chicago, there has been a big debate over Mr. Obama's school speech. Although a small number of parents were reported to have contacted the schools in protest, these nasayers have dominated the coverage of the story. If parents are engaged in their children's education, and talk to their kids, there's no reason to be threatened by what will be a memorable moment for most schoolchildren. I can't understand those who would "not let Obama speak to their kids alone". Yet kids are subject to seriously questionable influences every day, at school and in the media. You can be sure that none of them are using their influence to encourage kids to work hard and finish school.