Thursday, September 03, 2009

Many Ozarks Schools Won't Show Obama Speech

PLUS: KINDER PILES ON
Parents across the country continue to call their local schools, complaining about President Obama's speech to students Tuesday.
But here in the Ozarks, it's likely that most students won't even see it.
WATCH THE KY3 NEWS @ 10 REPORT HERE
"Our administrators will look at it. At that point and time, we'll see where it fits into our curriculum," said Fair Grove superintendent John Link.
"We made the decision not to offer the president's speech to the school children during school time," said Nixa superintendent Stephen Kleinsmith.
WATCH WHY SOME PARENTS ARE PLANNING A BOYCOTT HERE
KINDER SAYS SPEECH INFRINGES ON RIGHTS:
"It may be the first time that the White House has distributed curricula directly to the teachers to accompany the president's speech," said Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder in a statement Thursday. "While I have the utmost respect for the office of the president, and for this president, this public relations tactic has gone too far. The distribution of teaching curricula from the White House to the classroom clearly usurps the authority of our local school boards and school administrators."

"We have seen the federal government intervene into our lives in ways that many of us thought we would never see. This is a clear infringement on the rights of our students and those of Missouri parents," he said.

"I believe that if parents choose to keep their children at home during this presentation, they should be able to do so without any consequences being imposed upon their children. And if local school districts across Missouri choose not to make this speech mandatory for students, they should not face any penalties for the state or federal government. Parents who are concerned by the president’s school programming should contact their local school administrators to make their voices heard. It is important to vindicate parental rights, as parents are primarily responsible for their children's education," Kinder said.

1 comment:

News2K said...

As if I needed another reason not to vote for Kinder next time...