Due I guess to the crazy uproar over Predient Obama's speech last year to school kids, you know the hokey speech about "stay in school" and "try hard" that was billed as "OMG this socialist radical President is indoctrinating our children!", the White House apparently saw the need to send this note to schools ahead of this year's speech:
As you may be aware, on Tuesday, September 14, President Obama will give his second annual “Back to School” speech to the nation’s students. Recognizing that this address has the potential to generate strong feelings and reactions, we have come up with the following plan for use of the speech in the School District: The address will not be shown live in any of our classrooms or to any of our students. Instead, we will record the President’s speech and make it available for teachers to use if it fits into their curriculum plans. Depending on the lesson plans of each building and teacher, the speech may or may not be shown in your child’s school. If individual teachers wish to show the speech as part of their curriculum, they can do so beginning Wednesday, September 15. This delay is to give you time to notify your child’s school should you desire to have your child removed from the classroom prior to the speech being shown. Please be aware that if you do not want your child to view the address, you must notify the building principal where your child is enrolled by 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Arrangements will be made for students opting out of the speech at each school. If you have multiple children in the district, you should notify each building principal. If you would like more information on the President’s plans or would like to see the speech he delivered last year, please go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/back-to-school .
Man, hwo crazy is it that a parent would hold their kid oout of school over a freaking schoolkid talk by the President? You just have to shake your head over stuff like this.