Monday, September 07, 2009

Silly Season (with link to Obama's speech)

According to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, parents who keep their children home because of Obama's speech on Tuesday are "just silly." He said that the children can go to school and just not watch the speech. What does he suggest they do, turn their chairs around in protest or lock themselves in the bathroom?

Educrats for years have been complaining about the lack of parental involvement in their child's education, and when parents finally do take some responsibility they're called silly loons and told to just "shut up and listen."

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, thinks the objections are silly too.
"I think we've reached a little bit of the silly season when the president of the United States can't tell kids in school to study hard and stay in school," presidential spokesman Robert Gibbs told reporters. "I think both political parties agree that the dropout rate is something that threatens our long-term economic success."
So if Obama thinks parents who keep their children home for a day are silly, what does he think of parents who object to compulsory education and keep their children home permanently? Inquiring minds want to know.

Obama will likely use this talk to address the dropout crisis in America and hopefully turn silly season into "boosting season." Obama will attempt to "boost up" the morale of the kids to stay in school and help them "boost up" each other with a wake up call, an email, or a text. I wouldn't be surprised if Obama doesn't pull out his blackberry and boost someone during the speech.

The text of the speech will be released by the White House today. I'll post a link once it's released which probably won't be until after the Glenn Beck show.

UPDATE: Text of speech My commentary on his remarks is here.

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