President Obama makes a national address about the importance of education and finishing school at 9 a.m. (Pacific) Tuesday, Sept. 8. Do you know if any local schools or classrooms are planning to watch it?
If so, in addition to sharing your plans on the blog, feel free to send the details to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to my colleague Theresa Harrington (email@example.com), who’s writing a story about it.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is urging schools to participate. In a letter to school principals, he writes:
…This is the first time an American president has spoken directly to the nation’s school children about persisting and succeeding in school. We encourage you to use this historic moment to help your students get focused and begin the school year strong. I encourage you, your teachers, and students to join me in watching the President deliver this address on Tuesday, September 8, 2009. It will be broadcast live on the White House website www.whitehouse.gov 12:00 noon eastern standard time. …
Do you think this would be a valuable experience for kids?