Today President Obama delivered a 20 minute speech to the students of our nation. Yes. He talked to young people in the hope that a man of mixed race, from a broken home who faced the adversity many of the young people in our schools today face could inspire the school aged children of our nation to succeed - no matter what.
Districts around the country set up alternative plans in case students didn't want to watch/listen to the leader of our nation, sent home permission slips and came up with spur of the moment policies to deal with the fact that a president wanted to speak to our children.
And my own children didn't get to hear him speak. No policy statement came home, no information saying I needed to DVR the speech if I wanted my kids - who I foolishly sent to school today - to hear the president of our country speak to them. Nothing. I almost understand giving the option of not watching the president speak, but to completely deny the opportunity? I'm at a loss.
I am absolutely furious.
I have also already found the speech like 10 different ways online and have watched the speech with my kids already...but still...what the hell?