Monday, September 7, 2009

President's speech to students

I just read the President's speech that he will give to students on Tuesday. Pretty radical stuff. In his words, go to school; go to class; pay attention to the teachers; listen to your parents, grandparents and other adults; and put in the hard work it takes to succeed. Every single one of you has something you're good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That's the opportunity an education can provide. Set goals and realize even the most successful people have failed at some point in life. Given some of the paranoia about this speech maybe the part above about "listen to other adults" should have a disclaimer. I wonder how many "other adults" will learn from their mistakes.


Brittany said...

Pretty radical stuff. ;)

Nick said...

What was all the uproar about?...if this was something people are afraid to hear, then we REALLY have problems. But I think people will realize, if they want to, that this is an important--and timeless--message. I think even in this age the President is really a role model for kids, and these words might hit home for someone, anyone, who wonders where he or she fits in a world that can be very intimidating and even discouraging for a young boy or girl.