...should be a positive thing.
I know everyone got freaked out initially by the thought of Obama talking policy via closed caption TV, but as long as he steers clear of ideological politics...I have no issue with the President taking time to address school kids.
And lest you think this is a Rahm Emmanuel brain child...the first President Bush did this too. But to be fair I should mention that at the time "Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.), said "The Department of Education should not be producing paid political advertising for the president, it should be helping us to produce smarter students." (source)
And I realize if Bushy Jr.had aspired to talk to the nation's children in their classrooms, there would have been mass chaos and maybe even an urban school revolt...BUT, let's not go there people.
WE are the rational ones...remember?
You can read the entire speech online and it's pretty innocuous.
As long as you are constantly talking to your kids when they get home...it really doesn't matter what they are being shown at school.
Instead of granting the MSM news clips of Conservatives complaining about the President talking to schools (because of course they'll portray it as Conservatives being upset a BLACK president is talking to their kids)...we should just keep repeating what Democrats said when it was Bush or Reagan talking to kids so they have to play those clips.
(...thanks to NewsBusters for digging up that Gephardt quote!)