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For some students Obama speech delayed

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Critics claimed President Obama was trying to indoctrinate school children, but his pep talk to students Tuesday didn't include any references to controversial issues.

He encouraged them to stay in school, find what they're good at, and stick with it. The speech was beamed into schools around the country, including some in south Georgia. Students at Lee County High School watched the speech live Tuesday at noon. Since that's lunch time, some schools taped the speech to play back for students later. Other schools won't show it at all. That's the case at Kinchafoonee Primary.

"The primary school is Kindergarten through grade two, these are very young children and likewise in our Pre-Kindergarten classes those are four year olds and I think this is probably more appropriate if the parents want the four year olds to see it that they watch it as a family," said Dr. Larry Walters, Lee County Schools Superintendent.

Some Lee County parents told the school system they did not want their children to watch the address. Those students participated in other academic activities while the speech was played.


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