You’ve heard the hew and cry – the president is going to brainwash our children, he’s coming to get them. Aaack, quick, head for the bomb shelter Sally!
With parents threatening to keep their kids home from school tomorrow and many more school districts simply forgoing the planned speech to America’s children, we had to know what kind of risk our kids were really going to face come noon-time.
So Babble took a look-see at the president’s speech.
And let us advise you . . . if you don’t want to hear someone tell your kids to turn off the Xbox and do their homework, keep your kids home tomorrow.
Don’t want someone to tell your kids that education is important for getting ahead in life? Then by all means, keep the kids away from a school building!
Yes, the president’s speech will hit hard at the story of every child. He reminds kids J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter book was rejected a dozen times before it was accepted, that the founder of Google was once just an American school child.
The full text of his speech disproves Florida GOP Chair Jim Greer’s insistence that the president is asking kids to adopt a “socialist ideology.” Greer is horrified his kids are being “indoctrinated.” So are thousands of Americans – the kind who have dubbed the schools broadcasting the speech as “communists” participating in “leftist indoctrination outrage.”
If this is indoctrination: Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide.
Or this: And this isn’t just important for your own life and your own future. What you make of your education will decide nothing less than the future of this country. What you’re learning in school today will determine whether we as a nation can meet our greatest challenges in the future.
Then what is the superintendent doing every time he opens school and says “stay in school kids, don’t do drugs?” Or McGruff the Police Dog for that matter? Or baseball players? Basketball players? Just about anyone?
Will you let your kids watch the show tomorrow (you can check out the whole speech here to be sure we didn’t leave out the juicy socialist quotes)? Not sure their school will play it? Babble will have the whole thing live at noon eastern tomorrow, so check back on Strollerderby.
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