Kids Didn't Hear Obama, But Will Be Bussed For Bush

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    Kids Didn't Hear Obama, But Will be Bussed for Bush - News- msnbc.com

    By Stacy Morrow
    NBCDFW.com
    updated 41 minutes ago
    The Arlington Independent School District, which passed on airing President Barack Obama's live classroom address, has announced that some students will be bussed off campus to hear a message from former President George W. Bush on Sept. 21.

    District officials said it's part of a Cowboys Stadium field trip that the North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee invited 28 fifth-grade classes to attend several months ago.

    In addition to hearing from Bush and former first lady Laura Bush, the students will hear from legendary Dallas Cowboys players and North Texas business and community leaders. The event launches the Super Bowl committee's largest-ever youth education program.

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    I thought presidents were not suppose to talk to kids about education.
     
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    The important part that will be ignored:
    "it's part of a Cowboys Stadium field trip"
     
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    I don't care if these student will hear from Bush and Laura about education, and I am sure the students will enjoy hearing from a President. The point is they had a problem with one president talking about education but don't have a problem with another doing the same thing.
     
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    yep, that part is being ignored
     
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    there is a difference in the events
    and, Bush is no longer president
     
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    it shouldn't matter either way. I would not have had a problem with him doing a speech while he was just like my parents didn't have a problem with me hearing a speech from his father while I was in grade school.
     
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    Sorry, but Texans are very big on their non-Hollywood celebrities. This isn't surprising in any way. It's a field trip, part of their actual education (at least some states still do that you know) regardless of who is speaking or not. Bush doesn't make policy anymore, so there is no possible reason he would want to sway their little minds into blindly supporting him. Get a life, the connection between the two events is so flimsy even Michael Moore would have a hard time seeing it.
     
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    How is a Cowboy's Stadium field trip educational? Field trips around here are mostly science based to the Aquarium or to locales for geology, stream/river tests, the planetarium......or to museums.

    The NFL is so expensive, regular people are excluded. TV is their best bet.

    I call field tripe.
     
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    I don't like pro sports myself, but it is part of America and will always be whether you like it or not.
     

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