Greene County Schools Show Obama Speech

Students in Greene County Schools were among those who watched President Obama's speech live Tuesday.

The president's speech was geared towards school age children and he spoke of the importance of education, and staying in school, plus some of his experiences as a kid.

Ever since the speech was announced it's been a controversial topic of whether schools would allow a live broadcast. Greene County superintendent Patrick Miller decided to let the parents make the decision for their child. The school district sent home permission slips. He says he's glad the schools were able to accommodate the students that did want to watch it.

Superintendent Miller said only a handful of parents opted to have their students not see the speech at West Greene Elementary.

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  • by children first Location: snow hill, greene county on Sep 10, 2009 at 07:19 PM
    First,I like to thank Mr.President,Barack OBAMA for taking time out of his busy schedule to encourage and let all students from different nationalities know that he believe and respect them. Mr.Obama said that no person can determine your future, but YOU. No excusses,no pointing the finger at someone else,because you are responsible. Being successful always require hard work and applying yourself. Also,remember anything that doesn't require hardwork is not worth having....Maybe by the time all of the students that did listen to the speech reach that maturity age the color of an individual skin will not matter. TIME FOR CHANGE
  • by Anonymous on Sep 9, 2009 at 03:35 AM
    So did Washington County. I'm glad my student's got to see it live. I can't remember when a President spoke directly to the young people of America. It was great. I'm sorry for the children with such closed minded Parents and school systems.
  • by Delores on Sep 8, 2009 at 08:23 PM
    At a time when our nation is in one of the toughest economic struggles ever, it is a sad day when parents and non-parents alike are opposed to allowing children, all children, to hear words of encouragement from the president of the United States of America. I listened to the speech and found it to be most uplifting and positive. With the pitiful test scores of some of our nations' schools, this is exactly the kind of message that should be heard. Who in America can be opposed to positive enforcement for our young people. Kudos to Greene County for seeing beyond the mess and putting the students first.
  • by To Russ Location: Ayden on Sep 8, 2009 at 07:32 PM
    Russ, it's call punctuation. Look it up. There is this little thing called a "comma" that we use. **And to as used in your sentence is spelled (to) not (too).** And to, "comma," as used in your sentence, "comma," is spelled to, "comma," not too. I love it when people correct people, wrongly.
  • by John Location: Greenville on Sep 8, 2009 at 06:23 PM
    Hey Data Man, with this guy and his radical band of friends in office it want be very long, your community organizer in chief is going to lose big in the 2010 congressional election.
  • by Russ Location: farmville on Sep 8, 2009 at 05:58 PM
    Data Man, you are wrong about a lot of things you said in your remarks. And to as used in your sentence is spelled (to) not (too). As in glad you have an education to.
  • by Mike Location: Bayboro on Sep 8, 2009 at 05:53 PM
    Good to see the parents in Greene County aren't brainwashed as badly as the ones in Pitt County. Keep your kids minds filled with hatred and fear. Yeah, THAT's the message we should be sending our kids. Right. You tell 'em, Pitt County! Silly "rest of the country". If only everyone was as brilliant and racist as the majority of Pitt County's residents, maybe we could slowly go backwards 150 years. (SIGH) I guess that's just "Carolina Dreamin'". And that's really sad.
  • by Data Man Location: Winterville on Sep 8, 2009 at 05:40 PM
    This President is really the best ever! Greene Co. students should be very proud to have President to look up too! I am finally glad that NC is a Democratic State.

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