Sunday, September 06, 2009

As to the "Other Presidents have talked to schoolkids",

from Dr. Helen:Yes, other presidents have given individual talks to children but they went to the classroom themselves and talked with kids --the Politico article points out that this is the first time a president has ever given a speech addressed directly to students--and the fact that it is televised into the classroom is suspect. If Bush pumped in a show to all kids that was mandatory about the Iraq war,etc, people would be outraged.

Some of the commenters note one of the problems with this: an awful lot of teachers will use it as the opportunity to push their views on the kids. There's enough trouble with that crap without The One helping out.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Something that gets left out is the arrogance and presumption of the man. To foist this off without even considering what the parents might think is infuriating. Like the Marine told Baird a couple of weeks ago, "Stay the hell away from my kids!"

The reset grows closer.

Gerry N.