Obama's Speech Available For Pitt County Students Later This Week

Students in Pitt County Schools who want to see what President Obama had to say in his address to students Tuesday will be able to see it later this week, if teachers want to show it.

Pitt County Schools did not show the speech live, saying they didn't have the capability and it's against their policy to show a video that hasn't been reviewed first.

Reverend Ozie Hall with the Coalition of Educating Black Children says, "To not air the speech the day it is presented to me, it's a slap in the face to any effort to cultural responsive teaching. It's the height of cultural insensitively."

Pitt County Schools spokesperson Heather Mayo says, "This isn't about politics, this is about not having the capacity to do this, it's not in the accordance with our board policy, we don't have the technology, we don't have the ability to stream it live to everyone at the same time."

Mayo says they plan to make copies of the speech for teachers use later this week, but it is still optional.

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