Michelle Malkin had some background on the speech and the people who put the mess together
Obama’s White House Teaching Fellows include Chicago high school educator Xian Barrett, a fierce opponent of charter schools who founded a “Social Justice Club” and bussed students to protests and Michelle Bissonette, a Los Altos, Calif., teacher who is “focused on developing my leadership as a more culturally and racially conscious educator.”
and some of the concerns. The yelling has been enough that they changed the 'preparatory materials' that had been sent out; I'm not sure if they're
So tone-deaf they didn't realize what that line said,
so pushy they didn't care,
hoped it would sneak through, or they could ridicule anyone protesting and shove it through.
Personally, I lean toward the last. If I still had small kids, I'd have been saying about the same thing Vodkapundit said:
The President of the United States — whether an Obama a Bush or a Lincoln — is not my son’s daddy. That’s my job. We’ve had enough nannystatism, and enough daddystatism, too.
The other thing I object to is a big portion (an entire portion?) of a school day being devoted to the President and His Works and Admonishments, for no reason other than he seems to think it should be. There’s no national emergency, this isn’t an inauguration or a joint address to Congress. It’s the President deciding, for reasons entirely his own, to take over the public school system for twenty minutes or an hour or a day.
And, yes, I object to that.
My kids are grown, and I object like hell to it for the sake of other people's kids.