Thursday, September 03, 2009

Obama Back to School Speech Won't Be Shown to Rochester Elementary/Middle School Students

You have got to be kidding me.

The Rochester Community Schools will not be broadcasting President Barack Obama's back-to-school address to elementary and middle school students on Sept. 8.

Superintendent Dave Pruneau sent a letter out stating that some parents have called the district and were concerned that they did not have a chance to preview the speech, so the school decided not to broadcast the message to the young students.

So, "some parents" have the right to decide what every other kid in the district should or should not see? Is this the standard policy for the Rochester Schools? Or does it just apply when the wingnuts are upset that they lost the election?

The Florida GOP is organizing this show of disrepect in that state, we await word on who is pulling the strings here.

Obama's speech will be about "hard work and setting high educational goals". Guess the kids in Rochester don't need to hear that kind of message when "some parents" disapprove of the person who is delivering it. What a shame.