CCSD students don’t have to listen to Obama’s speech

Victor Joecks

For anyone who’s missed the controversy swirling around President Obama’s speech to school kids on Sept. 8, Michelle Malkin has all the background.

Unsurprisingly, there has been a huge uproar over this, as parents worry that the President will use this speech to try to indoctrinate their children. To be fair, we don’t know what President Obama is going to say, although public outcry has forced the White House to revise the talking points accompanying the speech.

If you live in the Clark County School District, however, you can request your child not watch the speech and participate in another activity by calling your kid’s school.

From Superintendent Walt Ruffles:

Teachers and students are not required to view the address as it is delivered. However, some teachers may determine that the activities and speech are compatible with their current curriculum and might take advantage of this opportunity.

Parents who prefer their children participate in an alternative curriculum-based activity may make that request by calling their children’s schools.

(h/t to Casey Hendrickson and Heather Kydd at KXNT)