Did your schools ever teach you about the sitting president? I remember us having a mock campaign in 5th grade in 1972. But I don't remember ever being taught anything Nixon before, during or after the campaign. We had assignments to bring current events newspaper clippings to school, so it could have come up. But I don't recall anything formal. This book was assigned reading for first graders at an elementary school in the Green Bay, WI area: Barack Obama, by Kira Freed. The last line of the book is: Another brief passage (They're all brief, it's a level K book.): The whole book can be found here in PDF form. http://www.readinga-z.com/book-pdfs/raz_level_k_barackobama.pdf How would you feel about your first grader being told glowing things during a campaign year about someone whose policies you felt were doing harm to the nation? If you love Obama and think it's fine for school children to have this book as a reading assignment, then how would you have felt about first graders being taught about Bush protecting the nation from terrorists after 9/11 and helping to spread democracy to the middle east, for example?