The President's speech to school children, for many it’s the first day, draws the ire from right and no big deal from left. Obama is quickly becoming one of the most polarizing presidents in modern history.
What concerns the folks on the right with an hour-long speech to their kids is the fact the President continues to insist that he will have a “Civilian National Security Force” as big and well-funded as the U.S. military.
What for? Who will be a part of this civilian army? Who will train this force? All questions have gone unanswered by the President.
You're crazy, the President has better things to do than get some civilian army together. Really? This year HR1388, ‘Give Act’ was given billions of dollars to expand the National Service Corporation. And here I thought volunteers worked for free.
Most can agree that kids are not going to be able to forgo snoozing during an hour-long speech, let’s face it watching the prime-time gigs can be troublesome and we're adults.
What makes absolutely no sense is that school children in the U.S. have fallen far behind in the global education department. Other countries outshine America especially in math and science.
If this speech is really about ‘go get them kids’ and ‘work hard at school’ than why spend all the Department of Education time and money to create a guide for teachers to follow before, during and after the speech.
Why is the President taking an hour of time that could be used to teach reading, writing and arithmetic? Why not have the President put out a 60-second Public Service Announcement (PSA)?
This is the first time an American President is speaking to school kids. Surely, the President and Department of Education could’ve spent their time and money more effectively. Perhaps figuring out why schools across the country are underperforming and what this country can do to regain our prominence at the top of the educational sector.
What do you think?
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