Should Obama's speech on education be shown in classrooms?

09/2/2009 | Houston Chronicle (tiered subscription model)

President Barack Obama's planned speech next week is expected to encourage students to get good grades and stay in school. But it has drawn criticism from some parents who say it is "political indoctrination" and that their children should not have to watch the president's message at school. Some Texas schools are letting teachers and administrators decide whether to show the speech, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan says teachers will be given ideas on how "to help engage students and stimulate discussion on the importance of education in their lives."

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