Loudoun County Schools Opt Out Of Obama Speech | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

: 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...

WAMU 88.5

'Historic Landmark' Status Complicates Corcoran Renovations

Plans by George Washington University to renovate the Corcoran Gallery of Art may be thrown for a loop after D.C.'s historic preservation board designated much of the interior of the building as a historic landmark.

NPR

In This Museum, Visitors Can Eat At The Exhibits

The Southern Museum of Food and Beverage in New Orleans chronicles the eats and drinks of the Southern states. And it may be one of the only museums where visitors can imbibe while viewing exhibits.
NPR

Staten Island Candidates Avoid Talk Of Eric Garner Case

In the New York Congressional district where an an unarmed black man died at the hands of police last year, neither candidate for a special congressional election is using the death to score points.
NPR

As Health Apps Hop On The Apple Watch, Privacy Will Be Key

The notion of receiving nutrition advice from artificial intelligence on your wrist may seem like science fiction. But health developers are betting this kind of behavior will become the norm.

Leave a Comment

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