I can only assume this is an attempt to reach the kids who are now in public school thanks to the Democrats refusal to allow vouchers to pay for kids to go to private school in D.C.
Students across the country will be welcomed back to school next month with a speech from President Barack Obama. He’s scheduled to deliver his remarks on Sept. 14.
This is the president’s second annual speech to students. Last year, he encouraged students to study hard, stay in school and take responsibility for their education.
“Every single one of you has something you’re good at,” he said last year from Wakefield High School in Arlington, Va. “Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide.”
Once again, my children will not be watching this. They will probably be doing something else public school kids will not be doing, like learning about the Constitution or baking a cake or reading a book.
It’s called homeschooling, and if more Americans did it, the country would have a much brighter future.
Oh, wait…they are:
In 2008 more than 2 million U.S. students were home-schooled. This most recent poll, provided by the National Home Education Research Institute (NHERI) proves that since 2003 the number of home-schooled students has more than doubled. The National Household Education Surveys, NHES, says 850,000 students were home-schooled in 2003. In fact, home-schooling is steadily increasing at a rate of 15 percent per year.
That’s good news. Since there isn’t a Republican candidate besides Ron Paul with the testicular fortitude to call for the abolition of the Department of Education, it looks like that engine of indoctrination is here to stay. Unless parents do something drastic, like take personal responsibility for the education of their child, the federal government will have an increasingly destructive role in the education of the children.
Thank God more and more people are. These will be the kids that lead the country in the next generation.
After all, look at what these homeschoolers accomplished.