President Obama is heading back to school next Tuesday, and Arizona Schools Superintendent Tom Horne doesn't like it. You'd think he'd be thrilled; maybe now someone will pass the AIMS test.
Horne gave President Obama a lesson in educating children in a statement he issued Tuesday, and when the fearless leader of one of the worst education systems in the country talks, the White House better listen.
"An important part of educating students is to teach them to read and listen critically," Horne says. "The White House materials call for a worshipful, rather than critical approach to this speech."
Oh, how adorable -- Horney thinks Arizona students can read!
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The statement is in reaction to the President's plan to address students across the country in a live television address next Tuesday.
The plan to speak to students has drawn criticism from parents, educators, and just about everyone else who finds the idea of the President addressing the nation's youth in a live mass setting a bit more "Soviet" than we're used to.
"There is nothing in these White House materials about approaching the speech critically, or engaging in any critical thinking whatsoever, but only adopting a reverent approach to everything they are being told," Horne added.
Oh, come on, Tom, you're not supposed to criticize propaganda!