Here are 3 reasons I am going to send my child to school on September 8th
1. I always send my kids to school, I think if there was material I was going to object to, I'd just pull them for that -- I think it sends the wrong message to pull them from the whole day.
2. Spencer's actual teacher is supposed to come back that day (although, honestly hasn't really pervaded this year, so I worry she's not actually coming back, but mostly just because I am a worrier).
3. I teach my son to respect the president, and a message about working hard and staying in school is a great message to send our kids. Is there anything wrong with the president addressing the kids? Personally, I think it's great, and even if just a few more kids stay in school because Obama told them to, more power to all of us.
Maybe those of you who are pulling your kids and freaking out about it should teach your kids a little bit more about respect, and an open mind. I have no idea if they're showing it to our kids (doubtful they'll show it in K since the kids can barely pay attention to an exciting kindergarten teacher, little loan a very boring president), and I figure I'll leave it to them to decide. If they don't show it, I may tivo it and we can watch it all together.