There's been an angry cry from conservative parents this week regarding Obama's speech to school children. He plans to deliver this speech on Tuesday and word is the text will be available on Monday for parents to review.
In my own school district, they've decided to let individual teachers make the call whether or not to show the speech. I won't be showing it in my classroom because I have a scheduled quiz and a curriculum to meet. In an age where every single school minute of the day is counted and documented, I don't have 20 minutes to spare for Obama.
I'm often accused of being too naive and trusting, but I don't believe he will use this speech to indoctrinate. If all he's going to do is give a pep talk to children to stay in school and study hard, that's fine. I think he could find a way to do it without taking away from instructional time, but I'd be shocked that with his tanking poll numbers and approval ratings if he spent the time pushing his agenda.
But he's shocked me before. And often.
At any rate, he's created an uproar across the country once again. It's all about him. Attention, attention, attention.
The man is an egomaniac.