President Obama will be delivering a speech to all public school students across the Untied States. I've got 2 different links to confirm it. One from the dept. of education, and one from a document site.
My first reaction was to be very suspicious, It seems like a president speaking directly to the children is a bit, I don't want to say indoctrinating, but I can't think of a better word at the moment.
I find this part a little disturbing: "Why is it important that we listen to the President and other elected officials, like the mayor, senators, members of congress, or the governor? Why is what they say important?" This part doesn't seem to be about education, and seems kind of brainwashy. We shouldn't accept everything our elected officials say, we should challenge their opinions if we think they are incorrect.
On the other hand, the speech is supposedly purely about education (even if that one part seems a bit off-topic). I know that Obama has a lot of fans with younger people, and they look up to him. He could definitely be an inspiration to get kids to try harder with their educations. So I'm kind of on the fence about this one. What are everyone else's thoughts on this?