For President Obama’s 2010 education speech, the ears of many educators and students throughout the nation were tuned in. (Oh, the drama of putting schoolwork aside on a school day to watch television -wow!)
While many younger students may not grasp the significance of the U.S. Department of Education asking America’s educators and students to watch TV, the precedence of Obama’s education speech makes some folks nervous, as though the current White House administration has some “hidden agenda”.
After all, in an era of partisan politics, it would be easy for a commander-in chief to influence the next of generation voters to accept his party’s policies in the future.
Yet it is imperative that young people understand the importance of quality education on their future. Personally, I have two teenage grls at home who can’t seem to understand the necessity and advantages of learning advanced subjects that they don’t think will have a bearing on their future.
I suspect that maybe there are more sinister reasons for those educators who don’t agree with giving President Barack Obama the time to address education concerns in the most conventional forum and those parents who think it’s a bad idea. Maybe these educators are the people with hidden agendas.
If you missed it, watch the President’s speech below. Is there a “hidden agenda”?