So I decided that I'd do the first forum tonight, seeing as the President's speech got a ton of press (and garnered a lot of attention from conservatives). I've put the text of the speech below, in case some didn't get a chance to see/read the address.
Here's my thoughts: It was a very concise, well thought out piece, and really emphasized effort and application in school. He didn't try to make it political, he didn't put flowery language in it. He encouraged kids K-12 to work hard and apply themselves to do well in school, and to take advantage of their education, because it takes hard work and dedication to make it in the world.
I don't see why that's drawing the ire of so many conservatives. There's nothing political about it, there's no agenda, nothing. It's the President of the United States addressing school kids and telling them that he wants them to do well in school.
What are your thoughts? Do you think it was political, or a good speech?