The U.S. Department of Education's Teaching Ambassador Fellows have issued a Menu of Classroom Activities for teachers and administrators to follow in conjunction with the President's speech. It basically asks the students to tell what the President wants them to do, set goals for doing it, and continually mark the progress of those goals.
This wouldn't be a bad thing if the students would watch it with their families or if the President would restrict his remarks to staying in school and working hard. I expect, however, that this will be much, much more. Basically it will be the 'soft' promotion of a liberal agenda through means of a liberal dominated institution
What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.We went through similar things back in the late 1950's and early 60's. At that time the crisis was a possible nuclear attack by the Soviet Union or its allies. We were instructed and drilled to get under our desks, cover our heads, bend way over, and kiss our little asses and futures goodbye.
Is there a thing of which it is said, "See, this is new?" It has been already in the ages before us.
Thee is no remembrance of former things, nor will there be any remembrance of later things yet to be among those who come after.
President Obama's September 8th interaction with the younger students is the very same thing with loads of self-esteem building fluff added on. The basic instruction is the same. Danger is imminent, cover your heads, bend way over, and kiss your future freedom's little ass goodbye.