I just got a phone call from my son's school. It was an important message, I am thinking something like there was a flood or a fire at the school this weekend that I didn't know about. Maybe someone was critically ill and they were rallying the troops.
No, it was to remind us to fill out and sign the permission slips for our children to watch the President of our Country speak to them about staying in school. Seriously people?? SERIOUSLY?!?!
This irritates me to no end. I don't care who you voted for, I don't care what you believe about our President, show some respect please.
I know that growing up I saw speeches by President Regan and President Bush (the first one). My parents did not have to sign a permission slip for me to listen to the leader of our country. It was a given that I would watch it.
Why then, if these children don't have a signed permission slip, can they not watch it? What will the meaningful activity be that they have planned for them?
What has our country come to that we have so little respect for the President that there needs to be a permission slip signed, like for sex ed?
I am very saddened and disappointed. What has become of our nation?
**by the way, it is being shown at 10 am (MST) and since Seth is in afternoon Kindergarten he will not be at school to watch it. But guess what? We will be watching it on C-SPAN, at home, so he can see what our President has to say to him.
***Just in case you don't read the comments, I wanted to put Azucar's comment here on the main page, yep I think it's that important.
I hope all of you whose schools are backing out of the speech call the principals and the superintendents, we can't let reason, logic, and civility die.