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Updated on September 12, 2010

President Obama Speaks to Schools

Today I watched President Obama give a pep talk to school children in Mannassas, Virginia. His message of personal responsibility to the students was a very inspirational message. In his speech the President pledged to do everything in his power to help empower the student towards their sucess in their educational endeavors.

The President stressed the lifelong importance to every student of their getting a quality education. He stressed lack of education would essentially doom them to lifelong failure. The President stressed there are no excuses for the students for not applying themselves to their obligations.

Several examples were cited of students who overcame long odds but persevered in obtaining a quality education. The President claimed this endeavor was an obligation the students owed to their country. He once again pledged to use his position as President to aid the students in their endeavor of receiving a quality education.


DC Parents Protest

At the exact time President Obama was giving his inspirational speech, African American parents of Washington DC students were conducting a protest of President Obama, and the Democratic Congress.

The parents were protesting the administration and congress for eliminating the DC charter schools and school vouchers by eliminating the funding for these programs. During the last two years literacy rates in DC schools had increased from 33% to 50% as a result of these charter schools.

Do I detect a mixed mesage?

Is the message quality education, or pro unionized teachers?

Hypocritical Deception

There is no mixed message.

The message is clear.

Obama will serve his masters in the Union movement. To hell with school children, they don't donate to campaigns. The NEA has opposed charter schools and school vouchers from the beginning of their inception

So one more indication of the true agenda of Obama. He will take care of his cronys and the citizens be damned. The total hypocracy of this administration can be seen by a blind person by this time.


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      Tom Whitworth 8 years ago from Moundsville, WV


      Thank you for your comments. I am disgusted at the level of hypocricy shown by this President and the whole administration.

      Last night I heard him speak about "his" heath care plan. Same old, same old. OOOOOOOOh I might get called out!!!!!!

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      James A Watkins 8 years ago from Chicago

      You hit the nail on the head, Brother. Everybody knows that ANY old kind of school does a better job than the unionized schools. But Democrats are beholden to them to guarantee they will indoctrinate our schools with their message. What a shame to play social games with children.

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      Tom Whitworth 8 years ago from Moundsville, WV


      I specifically was watching CSPAN to avoid any political comments about the speech. I was quite surprised to see the protest about 20 minutes before the speech.

      Then the President makes the statement he wants to help all he can in the students endeavor to get a quality education. I laughed out loud at his statement after watching the DC protest.

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      Tom Whitworth 8 years ago from Moundsville, WV


      Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      Gary Anderson 8 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Well, you have a point about charter schools. But now there are also online schools. I don't know if there is much the teachers can do to stop those.

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      eovery 8 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      Thanks for the info.

      Keep on hubbing!