Obama will again speak to our children. The wording seems benign enough this year. The standard "stay in school, do good etc speech.
Did your childs school inform or send permission slips this year ? Do you think they should have?
Answer by But_Mommie at 7:31 AM on Sep. 14, 2010
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Answer by May-20 at 7:51 AM on Sep. 14, 2010
Answer by scout_mom at 8:53 AM on Sep. 14, 2010
Answer by MissAlisabeth at 9:15 AM on Sep. 14, 2010
They know what to listen for and how to respond should they hear something that is not something that should be said by a president
You tell your children that there might be things the President says that they might have to respond to, that might not be appropriate.
This is horrible he is The leader of our country, even if you don't agree with his policies they should still be taught to respect him. Why all this fear? When has it ever been a concern when our President talks to school children? I didn't like any of Bush's policies, and would care less if he gave a speech to school children. I would never teach them to listen carefully ,so tat he doesn't brainwash you.
Please. This is just ridiculous.
Answer by mommom2000 at 9:30 AM on Sep. 14, 2010
Mine sent home the permission slips and i didn't sign them. They sent out an email saying that if they didn't get the permission slips back that they will consider that you giving your child permission to see the speech.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:30 AM on Sep. 14, 2010
Answer by Izsarejman at 9:58 AM on Sep. 14, 2010
Quinn- so your school believes that by NOT signing the permission slip, parents are giving permission to watch the show? Or was it a note to opt out? If it's the former, what an odd approach. I can not imagine any school that my kids have ever attended allowing kids to opt out of hearing a presidential address, if it were included as part of the school day. I do not know if they would have even notified parents. Of course, these were Catholic schools.
Answer by Sisteract at 9:59 AM on Sep. 14, 2010