President Obama's Address to Students Across America

by Jason on September 3, 2009

Docstoc has been buzzing this week thanks one of our users who got a hold of the White House’s menu of classroom activities for President Obama’s address to students across America.

The President is planning to speak directly to school-aged children via an online broadcast September 8, to talk about the importance of education. According to, the speech is intended to “urge students to take personal responsibility for their own education, to set goals, and to not only stay in school but make the most of it.”

President Obama’s Address to Students Across America September 8, 2009

Since being posted on the front page of the Drudge Report Monday, the document has been embedded and linked to by many political bloggers with both conservative and liberal audiences. The document has been one of Docstoc’s most popular and has been the most viewed document on our site everyday since it was posted.

We’d like to thank Docstoc user coopmike48 for uploading such a popular document. It has obviously stirred a great deal of passion from our community and even outside Docstoc visitors. Currently, the document has received more than half a million views, upwards of 250 comments and been downloaded more than 700 times.

Docstoc has long been the place to find and download relevant political documents and we will continue to feature documents like this one on our site and in our Documents Breaking in the News section.


eric lowe September 3, 2009 at 7:14 pm

Leave President Obama alone. You probably voted for the worst president we ever had in history, which was George W. Bush. Pres. Obama inherited two wars and what should have been labled a “depression”. If you have nothing else to do, then go find a job!

tonkatc September 3, 2009 at 8:58 pm

I think that President Obama’s speech is an excellent opportunity to teach students critical thinking skills and how to have a healthy debate. We obviously need to teach our kids how to read/listen/watch things with a critical eye. Our society is becoming focused on sound bites and people are making up “facts” in order to win an argument. Children need to be taught how to research these “facts” and learn how to weigh the pros and cons of an argument so that they can make better informed decisions. I think that it is wonderful that we finally have a President who is articulate and who is trying to be a positive role model: something our society is sadly lacking at this time. Instead of teaching kids to be closed minded this is an outstanding opportunity for teachers to model how a good democratic republic should have debates.

jasonlamar September 4, 2009 at 11:26 pm

the parents that are upset about our president speaking to children about their education is idiots who need to educate themselves on common sense. that is whats wrong with society today we have real idiots trying to be parents……

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