At 12:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), September 8, 2009, President Barack Obama will deliver a national address to the students of America. The live broadcast can be accessed on C-SPAN and the White House web site.
Some parents are not comfortable with the President entering the classroom for various reasons and are outraged. (see YouTube videos not associated with classroom activities at end of this blog)
Associated with the “address” will be classroom activities split into two groups: Pre-K through 6th grade and 7th grade through 12th grade.
For both groups the classroom activities will be broken down into suggested questions/discussions before and after the address. Children will also be assigned additional activities during the address.
This Presidential address has brought so much public attention that I believe it will be a non-controversial event come Tuesday.
Because of the swift and angry outcry from parents, we’ll never know if the address given Tuesday was the intended original message or if it was reworked into an innocent go get ’em kiddo pep talk. I suppose it depends on which side of the Obama fence one sits on.
We do know that the White House has received the publics’ message: “Mr. President, you declared your children off limits long ago. Kindly do the same.”
Should you still be interested in the specific classroom activities outlined/released by the US Department of Education you can reach the link through EverydayMommy.Net which is promoting “The Great American Kid-Out.” Or type ed dot gov into your address field if you wish to by-pass the online conversation at the Everydaymommy blog. For further reading I highly recommend a great editorial at hotair.com that asks parents some pretty thought provoking questions.
Below are some videos that has caused distress to some people.