On the first day of school, public school kids will have a treat: they will be addressed by the POTUS for the first time “about persisting and succeeding in school.” While I can’t imagine anyone having a difference of opinion regarding the importance of persisting and succeeding in school, I can foresee difference of opinion in how this is to be accomplished. As it stands now, I feel that the current and previous administrations believe that such success is not possible without the government. Loudoun County School District has not published this unprecedented piece of news; I can only assume that all schools will air this broadcast. My questions are:
1. Will they air the broadcast?
2. Will participation be mandatory?
3. Will students receive a diffing perspective or will only one be presented?
4. Is this the first of many addresses to students?
There are some who are calling for boycotting the address by keeping kids home from school that day and others who will politely and boldly asking these questions from their local school board. What will you do? While I feel that the government has it’s uses, like creating opportunities for success it is not their responsibility to ensure such success. The broadcast will broadcast live on the Whitehouse website September 8th at 1pm.