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Why have the option to hear Bush but not Obama?

The Arlington Independent School District, which passed on airing President Barack Obama's live classroom address, has announced that some students will be bussed off campus to hear a message from former President George W. Bush on Sept. 21.

District officials said it's part of a Cowboys Stadium field trip that the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee invited 28 fifth-grade classes to attend several months ago.

In addition to hearing from Bush and former first lady Laura Bush, the students will hear from legendary Dallas Cowboys players and North Texas business and community leaders. The event launches the Super Bowl committee's largest-ever youth education program.

Students must have their parents' permission to attend, school officials said.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:46 PM on Sep. 9, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • amen thank you for pointing out the hypocrisy

    lalasha

    Answer by lalasha at 6:55 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • This sounds like a desperate attempt to compare apples to oranges....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:58 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • Students must have their parents' permission to attend, school officials said.


    Read your own stuff honey...

    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 6:59 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • Students must have their parents' permission to attend, school officials said.


    Read the question honey, Why were they given the option to hear Bush and not given the option to hear The current President Of the United States?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:05 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • 1. Bush isn't president anymore, and he no longer has political power or an agenda to push. He is there as a member of the community.
    2. The reason for the trip is NOT to see Bush, but to see the new stadium (a HUGE DEAL in that area). There will be a lot of other people there as well.
    3. This trip was planned in advance (five months, according to your own post), whereas the Obama speech was announced merely days in advance--not allowing for sufficient time to rearrange lesson plans (this was the real reason many schools declined).

    Open your mind a little, and READ the full text of what you posted, and you'll realize how foolish it is to compare this to Obama's speech.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:05 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • correction: instead of "five months", I should have typed "several months". Sorry 'bout that.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:08 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • 1. Bush isn't president anymore, and he no longer has political power or an agenda to push. He is there as a member of the community. 2. The reason for the trip is NOT to see Bush, but to see the new stadium (a HUGE DEAL in that area). There will be a lot of other people there as well. 3. This trip was planned in advance (five months, according to your own postObama speech was announced merely days in advance--not allowing for sufficient time to rearrange lesson plans (this was the real reason many schools declined). Open your mind a little, READ the full text of what you posted, and you'll realize how foolish it is to compare this to Obama's speech.


    A former president isn't just a memeber of the community. The secret service detail should tell you that.


    The Obama address was 20 mins and could have been fit in.


    Seeing an arena is not educational in any way, they will waste a whole day there but n

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:09 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • Read your own stuff honey...


     ROFL... Plus, does Bush have an coalition from the Texas Department of education developing a curriculum on what students can do to help Texas? Or Better Yet, what can they do to help the Cowboys. Lord knows they need the help.. :oP

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 7:09 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • OP, do you have a link for the rest of the story?
    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:10 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

  • ROFL... Plus, does Bush have an coalition from the Texas Department of education developing a curriculum on what students can do to help Texas? Or Better Yet, what can they do to help the Cowboys. Lord knows they need the help.. :oP


    Cowboys SUCK EGGS!!! Love, an Eagles fanbig smile mini

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 7:10 PM on Sep. 9, 2009

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