The Importance of an Education

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I was born in the early 70’s & as I’ve grown up I have watched the United States change & grow for the better & sometimes for the worse. I have never been a very political person. But I, like anyone else, have some strong views about certain things.

There have been a lot of opinions in the news recently about the political state of the country. I agree, there is a lot that needs to change politically, and whether we are going in the right direction is not for me to say. But, when a person is elected by a majority vote to the highest office in the land, there has to be some amount of respect awarded to that person. To say that a person has an agenda, especially the President of the United States, because he wants to address the children of the country about education is ludicrous.

According to the Department of Education, the speech will be about encouraging students to embrace their education. About the importance of an education. I believe that is a topic most of us will agree upon.
The speech will not be about policy or about “indoctrinating” our children into some kind of bogus political agenda. All of this uproar over the President of the United States addressing our children directly is just a little outrageous. For an overview of the information provided by the Department of Education, please go to http://www.ed.gov/admins/lead/academic/bts.html

All I’m asking is that people do some research before they freak out about something so benign. President George H. W. Bush addressed students directly while he was in office & not the first voice of upset was sounded. Why should this speech be any different? The full body of the speech will be available for review on Monday before the speech is delivered on Tuesday. I recommend saving your opinions until you have had an opportunity to read it over.

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