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Obama talks to students in national address Tuesday


Office of the Press Secretary
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September 2, 2009

MEDIA ADVISORY: President Obama to Speak Directly to Students in National Address on Educational Success

WASHINGTON, D.C. - As children across America go back to school, President Obama will deliver a national address directly to students on the importance of taking responsibility for their success in school on Tuesday, September 8th at 12:00 PM EDT at Wakefield High School in Arlington. In advance of this address, the Department of Education is providing resources developed by and for teachers to help engage students and stimulate discussion about persisting and succeeding in school. The speech will be broadcast live on and C-SPAN. The speech is open to pre-credentialed media. The deadline to request credentials is 6:00PM EDT tomorrow, Thursday, September 3rd.

September 8, 2009

Wakefield High School
4901 S. Chesterfield Rd.
Arlington, VA 22206


As a retired 8th gr teacher, I'm longing to be back in the classroom. So much history has happened, and still much more to come. I would welcome the President into my classroom. This address, is cross curriculum (rdg-5W's, soc.sci. other Presidents addressing students, geo. state from which address is made, math- hrs,mins,). There is much to be done, as well as research on the President,early life, politics, and perhaps, one of his speeches. With A. Duncan being from Chicago, and my former boss. I would be quite excited!

I think that it is a noble thing the president is trying to do. However, the success of our students is allowing the teachers to do their jobs and instruct their classes. I feel if they are taking time out of learning to watch the president talk for an hour about thier learning success, then they really are not learning the things they need to. I believe if he wants to have that speech it should be in prime time and the parents could watch with their children if they choose too. I believe that some parents might need to watch and listen so they may help their children in the learning process.


Someone needs to go back to school!

Arrogance at its best......

I think Obama has bigger things to worry about, rather than telling students to do good in school. Like students are going to listen to him. Most kids don't even listen to their parents. It's a complete waste of time.

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