The federal Department of Education has released a script for pre-K through 6th grade teachers to use in conjunction with Barack Obama’s “historic” nationwide speech to elementary school students on September 8.

The script instructs teachers to use the following questions with the students after the speech:

What do you think the President wants us to do?
Does the speech make you want to do anything?
Are we able to do what President Obama is asking of us?
What would you like to tell the President?

This whole line of reasoning and questioning is backwards. It may have become lost in the mania, but HE works for US, not the other way around.

Instead of asking what we can do for President Obama, shouldn’t we be teaching children to ask what President Obama can do for us?

And no, this is not Obama’s “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” moment.

First to the current reality. It’s all about him:


Now to the history lesson. It’s not about him:


UPDATE: In response to public outcry, the script is being changed.

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