Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Obama to talk to our elementary school kids?

Apparently Pres. Obama is going to broadcast a speech to all elementary age kids via the internet on September 8, 2009. Of course there's a lot of speculation as to what he's going to "indoctrinate" our kids with. Given that elementary age kids were advocating healthcare reform at Ted Kennedy's funeral, and in light of the hot topic of healthcare, there's a chance Obama might ask these impressionable kids to urge their parents to be more supportive of this national need and brainwash them into becoming liberals.

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."


Coach Ann said...

I don't believe he is going to say much, if anything, political. I think he is trying to make people,, especially children, think he's just a great guy with their best interests at heart. It's kind of a sly way to earn public support since his seems to be waning.

PATR!K said...

I don't think I've ever heard of a presidential address geared towards the youth of america. I'm for it.