- Posted September 4, 2009 by
Washington, District of Columbia
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Reaction to Obama education speech
Why it's pathetic to shield our kids from Obama's education speech
Post speaks to how pathetic it is for parents to shield their kids from the President's message. Just as he did not politicize Senator Kennedy's funeral, he will not politicize a speech on education. Just as with health care, we're showing our kids that if they disagree with someone, they can just not listen to them or just shout them down or bite off a finger. Post concludes by stating that if we want well-rounded children, we need to expose them to different people as opposed to telling them what to think. I grew up under 3 republican presidents and turned and my parents made me listen to all of them and discuss what was said. That's how I grew. They didn't shield me from Reagan or the Bushes.This isn't "Birth of a Nation", a 1920s movie where the white woman had to be saved from the black man. This is a speech about education in a nation where we have a 50% dropout rate and lag behind developing countries in math and science. The President owes his life to education. We need all the motivation we can get on keeping kids in school!