Local School Administrators React to Obama’s Back-to-School Speech
Students are back in the classroom for the 2009 -2010 school year. The first day of the year was marked with a bit of national controversy. President Barack Obama welcomed students to the classroom with a back-to-school speech.
Some parents argue that the President’s speech is a way to push his political agenda, putting school administrators in a position to determine whether or not to show the speech. North Branch Superintendent Deb Henton says she put the decision in the hands of individual teachers.
Henton says there were about 30 letters sent from parents who requested their children not watch the video of the speech. Pine City schools did not show the video. Superintendent Darwin Bostic says it was a matter policy and schedule.
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