Today marks the day that President Obama will give his highly publicized speech on education to America’s school children. Our school district will not be showing it due to “technical difficulties” (yeah right) and across the US some conservatives and some nut jobs are in an uproar because they believe Obama will be using his platform to indoctrinate America’s youth. He’ll be saying things like this:
But at the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world ““ and none of it will matter unless all of you fulfill your responsibilities. Unless you show up to those schools; pay attention to those teachers; listen to your parents, grandparents and other adults; and put in the hard work it takes to succeed.And that’s what I want to focus on today: the responsibility each of you has for your education. I want to start with the responsibility you have to yourself.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.