I have already written Patrick and G's respective schools to opt them out of this, the President's speech to be given to America's school children at noon EST on the 8th of September. In my opinion, the nation's public schools do not need to be a political platform for the president to foist his agenda on young minds. Complete with a teaching guide from the government! Intolerable.
I know... what is on the "agenda" is a short rah-rah speech to "start the year strong" and has nothing whatsoever to do with politics, but it's just to encourage parents, teachers and students to work together and become competitive in the global marketplace and blah blah blah. Whatever. I'm pretty sure we all know there is a definite political agenda behind it all, however, and I just don't think that children should be pawns in all that. From the website:
"Since taking office, the President has repeatedly focused on education, even as the country faces two wars, the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression and major challenges on issues like energy and health care. The President believes that education is a critical part of building a new foundation for the American economy. Educated people are more active civically and better informed on issues affecting their lives, their families and their futures."
That doesn't sound political at all, does it? LOL
Maybe my children will be the only ones opted out, just as they are made to feel that they are the only ones opted out of some of the "health" teachings. But I know I am not alone in feeling as I do. In my opinion, airing the inauguration as though he were being crowned the new King was bad enough.