Thursday, September 3, 2009
Politics aside, I feel very weary of being forced to stop what I am teaching for a presidential pep talk to all elementary students. It seems to me that parents should be the ones deciding whether or not to show their children the message. I honestly don't believe the speech will be filled with propaganda. I think that President Obama probably has the best of intentions in wanting to speak to school children, but I think this lesson makes it seem like the president is our moral advisor. That is a scary thought. A president can be a great role model, but I am very uncomfortable with forming the thinking of young, impressionable children to think that the president is our moral advisor.