Obama Back To School Speech Tuesday

In his second speech to the nation's students as they settle back into school, President Barack Obama will tell them that nothing is beyond their reach if they're willing to work hard and focus on education.

That's the message Obama will deliver Tuesday in a back-to-school address at a Philadelphia school that will be made available to all schools to watch.

The White House released the president's remarks a day early so people could read the speech beforehand and judge for themselves.

Before last year's speech, conservatives accused Obama of trying to foist his political agenda on children. But that type of outcry is missing this year.

In both speeches, Obama urged students to study hard, stay in school and take responsibility for their education.

Pitt County Schools says it will make every effort for students in grades 6-12 to see the live online streamed version of the speech. A student who does not wish to participate can opt out with his/her
teacher.

Due to bandwidth issues, a taped version of the speech will be made available to grades K-5 on Wednesday morning and shown during the week.

Parents who do not wish for their child to participate should notify the school.


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  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 19, 2010 at 02:45 PM
    Yea Lavon,.....you drinking again? Let me give you a bone, did you hear that we borrowed from the Chinese? You know, all that "enough money in America" money? My god man, this is why democrats are going down in november. You guys no absolutely nothing about money and its responsibility...
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Sep 18, 2010 at 08:53 PM
    If your having money problems you might need to financial coaching. There's enough money in America where anyone can be filthy rich if they so choose. Now whether or not you know how to go abou getting that money is a different story. Hey can anyone tell me when the deed for America is supposed to be handed over to the Chinese BWAHAHAHAAAAA!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Sep 18, 2010 at 04:45 PM
    he needs to work on his grammar. sounded like a buffon
  • by Teacher Location: Pitt on Sep 18, 2010 at 06:08 AM
    Concerning parent notification: Our principal sent out a phone call to all parents announcing the speech. If parents didn't want their children to hear the speech a note was to be sent to school...I received no notes.
  • by Dar Location: Wilmar on Sep 17, 2010 at 09:48 PM
    Hold on, Anonymous in Woodlands, Check your NAFTA facts as it was signed into law on 12/9/03 by Clinton whereby many companies in our area, as well as the rest of the country, moved overseas. Also an open door imigration policy is not the same as a "come into this country anyway you can" policy. It's a controlled policy whereby an alotted number of immigrants are allowed. You think we should allow anyone and every one to enter this country when they want to? What "we have today" is the result of all our gutless presidents failing to do their jobs in regards to the border. I blame majority of our problems on both Dems & Repubs. We need term limits to rid ourselves of professional politicans. Seal the border by force if necessary & deport all found to have committed any crimes, civil or criminal. If you want to live in this country, play by our rules not Mexico's. Last by not least, if you are on Lavon's side all the way as you stated, don't go into a business of your own.
  • by Anonymous Location: Woodlands on Sep 17, 2010 at 05:00 PM
    I remember when Bush addressed his Latino audience with an open door invitation that they would no longer have to pay a "coyote". After he extended his open door invitation the immigration exploded to the extent it is what it is today. Even though Congress voted for funds to build a fence between Mexico and the States, the results were abysmal. Businesses want the cheap, foreign labor. No unions, minimal wage or adverse working conditions to contend with, the entire nation has become a vast sweat shop. The state of Texas confiscation private land holdings to build a super highway from Mexico to Canada to facilitate faster delivery of goods across the border. All of this happened before Pres. Obama was a national figure. Where was your outrage then??
  • by Anonymous Location: Woodlands on Sep 17, 2010 at 04:53 PM
    Your stats on unemployment during the "Bushed Error" were hilarious. Because of the constant implementation of trade agreements with foreign companies, more jobs were outsourced during his "error"than any other president. Why do you think so many manufacturing companies and towns virtually vanished overnight. Even the teapots yourself included are in a state of denial if you think The Republican Reich won't pick up where they left off in 2008. Only an idiot does the same thing repeatedly and expects different results. You need to turn off Faux News and pick up a newspaper. reich i
  • by Anonymous on Sep 17, 2010 at 04:34 PM
    Lavon you are so popular. These people are threatened by you. You go boy. I am on your side all the way. And yeah Obama Snake Oil you are one of those ugly mutts not handsome like our prez.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Sep 17, 2010 at 01:08 PM
    Lavon, you need to make more money, its not enough to pay for that massive $143 thousand you owe, you do know the Chinese don't use judges, they use armies with generals...do you speak chinese? Suggestion learn;
  • by Dar Location: Wilmar on Sep 17, 2010 at 11:53 AM
    It's amazing how WITN moderator censors post. My last post stated the Lavon needs to keep his job and never go into business for himself as he hasn't one clue about business concepts as it is way over his head. Folks, you can't rationalize with anyone who has no common sense or logic. I guess it's the result of the "entitlement attitude" in this nation or perhaps a "payback attitude" that some seem to possess.
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