I find that ridiculous. Pres. Obama may be shrewd and silver-tongued, but I don't think he'd stoop low enough to speak of something so meaningless to elementary school kids, where they would be better off reviewing for their upcoming spelling test. It's the first day of school for children across the nation, and I think he'd just like to give them some encouragement to work hard.
However, I believe that the federal government should have nothing to do with public education, and that by being so involved they actually make learning less effective. "No child left behind"? I believe that does everything to leave behind those kids who are most likely to succeed and focuses on those who will have less influence on our country's future. By serving the bottom of the barrel (be it education, or healthcare, or welfare, etc.) our government is denying better programs for our country.
To be continued with a discussion on "The Selfish Republican."