Obama Previews School Speech

Cover your children’s ears, conservatives: President Obama will tell schoolchildren to “set your own goals for your education—and to do everything you can to meet them” in a televised speech on Tuesday. The White House released the speech in an effort to mollify a right wing that was protesting that Obama wanted to indoctrinate students with his “socialist” agenda. Obama’s speech urges students to pay attention in class and study hard. The chairman of Florida’s GOP, who set off the conservative craziness last week, tells ABC News, “It’s a good speech. It encourages kids to stay in school and the importance of education and I think that’s what a president should do when they’re gonna talk to students across the country.”