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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...

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