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Department of Education changes line asking students “what they can do to help the President” to “how they can achieve their education goals”

By MFP  September 3rd, 2009

Version 1:

Write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president. These would be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals.

Version 2:

Write letters to themselves about they can achieve their short-term and long-term education goals. These would be collected and redistributed at an appropriate later date by the teacher to make students accountable to their goals.

Newsbusters: Flashback 1991: Gephardt Called Bush’s Speech to Students ‘Paid Political Advertising’

As Barack Obama prepares a nationwide broadcast to America’s students next Tuesday, it has been revealed that Democrats complained in 1991 when then President George H. W. Bush broadcast a speech from a Northwest Washington junior high school.

In fact, the House Majority leader at the time, Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.), said “The Department of Education should not be producing paid political advertising for the president, it should be helping us to produce smarter students.”





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