She posted, and I quote "~ IF our schools take part in Obama addressing our students age Pre-K through 12...OUR KIDS will NOT be sent to school on Tuesday, Sept. 8th" WHAT THE HECK? Seriously? It is an historic moment for The President of The United States of America to address our children and you would deprive your children experiencing that piece of history because you don't agree with his politics. Wow!
Am I missing something? When did it become a bad thing for ANY one, let alone the President of The United States of America to encourage children to stay in school, and try to achieve goals? I realize that I am more progressive than many of my friends, many of my peers, and certainly my family members. Progressive is also another word for "liberal" but I like progressive better. It sounds "nicer".
I actually would consider myself more moderate than liberal, but most of my friends and family are so conservative that my moderate views are extreme to them. I don't even agree with President OBama on many of his politics relative to education. Having said that, I have NO misgivings about him addressing my children. He is the elected leader of the free world. Like it or not, he is, and there is something to be said for that achievement. If he can inspire a love and drive in the children of this country to stay in school and set goals to help them achieve higher education everyone should appreciate that.
We need something different in this nation relative to education because what we have been doing isn't getting in done at the end of the day. And I just love that my state of FL has the loudest voice of them all in all the hoopla. Jim Greer, the chairman of the Republican Party for FL had all sorts of kind words about the planned speech. Not!
So...you can see how I would feel like a woman alone on an island. I am one lone "progressive" mommy in a state full of haters. I don't believe this has anything to do with politics. I don't believe it's good for my children to hear all the Obama bashing on the news. I think if my conservative public school doesn't allow my children to hear the address on September 8th, because of all the parental protests, I may keep my children at home and watch the address from here, with them. It's history people, and IT IS IMPORTANT!