Class Struggle: Obama speaks again on school time

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 08/26/2010

Please Mr. President, don't speak on school time

Here we go again. I dodged a lot of electronic tomatoes last year for suggesting that President Obama NOT give his back-to-school speech during class time. Many readers thought that was a stupid suggestion. The president and his staff apparently agree with them, because the White House has announced he is going to do it again on Sept. 14. The White House is again encouraging schools to interrupt class so students can listen.

By Jay Mathews  |  04:23 PM ET, 08/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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