: News

Filed Under:

Loudoun County Schools Opt Out Of Obama Speech

Play associated audio

The decision NOT to show President Obamas education speech in Loudoun County schools is causing some controversy.

Loudoun County Public Schools board member John Stevens says the decision has nothing to do with politics and everything to do logistics.

Some parents in the county say the President is trying to play politics in the classroom, though none would speak on the record.

Kathy Rivers has a daughter in the school system and she thinks the speech would be a good thing, whether you're an Obama fan or not.

"I personally did not vote for Obama, but I do think it's a shame," says Rivers. "He's the President of our country and we should respect that."

District officials say students and teachers will be able to access the speech online later in the week.

Jonathan Wilson reports...


'Not Without My Daughter' Subject Grows Up, Tells Her Own Story

"Not Without My Daughter" told the story of an American mother and daughter fleeing Iran. Now that young girl is telling her own story in her memoir, "My Name is Mahtob."

Internet Food Culture Gives Rise To New 'Eatymology'

Internet food culture has brought us new words for nearly every gastronomical condition. The author of "Eatymology," parodist Josh Friedland, discusses "brogurt" with NPR's Rachel Martin.

Proposed Climate Change Rules At Odds With U.S. Opponents

President Obama says the U.S. must lead the charge to reduce burning of fossil fuels. But American lawmakers are divided on limiting carbon emissions and opponents say they'll challenge any new rules.

Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.