Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Much Ado . . .?
Now that the Obama mini-controversy has come and gone, I wonder how many people will think it was all much ado about nothing? Does it occur to anyone that the blown-out of proportion hubbub was in fact "indoctrinating" kids? With the national drop-out rate at about 32%, does it hurt to encourage kids to stay in school? If kids feel important because the President of the United States talks to them, is that bad? I've been bewildered about this from the beginning. Sharing isn't communism. Expressing concern that kids work hard and accept responsibility for their success isn't political. I would almost guarantee that if George Bush had talked to the kids, used wrong words and incomplete sentences and gibberish metaphors, these same people would have praised him for his efforts. Go figure.