A short comment on the Obama School Speech brouhaha.
I have no problem with President Obama addressing school children. After all, many prior President have done so as well. My concerns are raised when it is being used by some as obvious ploys to indoctrinate, not educate. The White House sending out materials for a “suggested lesson plan” that ask children questions about how they can help President Obama or how Obama inspires them are suspicious as they are not questions that promote critical thought, consideration, or analytical processes in any form but instead imply the child should already be supporting the President without any consideration. The White House and Department of Education’s obvious misstep on this and should have known better given the political tenor in this country.