Reaction to the President's School Speech - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/7/09

Reaction to the President's School Speech

By Katie Bauer - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - On Tuesday at school many students nationwide will be tuning in for a special message by President Barack Obama.

"I think it's pretty good," said Robert Arrendondo after reading the speech. 

The transcript was released to the public on Monday after a lot of concerns surfaced that the President was going to push a political message.

Local school districts will not air the speech live but a recorded version will be available for teachers to use.

"I think they should, I read it and it's got a good message, said Arrendondo.

Francisco Reyes wanted to make sure there wasn't a political message before his two grade school sons heard the speech.

"I feel pretty good now, I hope he just does the right thing by going out there and talking to the students and not put other stuff in their head that's not suppose to be there," said Reyes.  

Throughout the President's school address he encourages students to stay in school, set high standards, and not to give up on their dreams.

In the speech it states "Every single one of you has something you're good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That's the opportunity an education can provide."

Only one section raised an eyebrow for Judy Horvith.

"When he talks about quitting school that quitting school might mean quitting your country so I think some people might construe that as a bit far-fetched," said Horvith.  

But overall a message that she believes should be heard.

"It's a kind of inspirational message that I think needs to get to young kids, and older kids, and college kids, I think its inspirational for me and I have a PhD and I still find it inspirational," said Horvith.

©2009 KCBD NewsChannel 11. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

9/7/09

President Obama's School Speech Video included

Read the President's school speech and then vote in our online poll. 
  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Woman attacked by rabid coyote grateful for survival instinct

    Woman attacked by rabid coyote grateful for survival instinct

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 3:49 AM EDT2017-08-22 07:49:33 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 3:49 AM EDT2017-08-22 07:49:33 GMT

    The woman says the coyote attacked her 10 or 15 times, leaving her with many deep injuries.

    The woman says the coyote attacked her 10 or 15 times, leaving her with many deep injuries.

  • Man on smartphone drives bike into newly-formed sinkhole

    Man on smartphone drives bike into newly-formed sinkhole

    Monday, August 21 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-08-21 21:45:20 GMT
    Tuesday, August 22 2017 1:41 AM EDT2017-08-22 05:41:31 GMT

    Authorities blocked off a street and are investigating the cause of a sinkhole collapse that led to a man driving into the hole.  

    Authorities blocked off a street and are investigating the cause of a sinkhole collapse that led to a man driving into the hole.  

  • Family suing for more than $1 million after July fatal crash

    Family suing for more than $1 million after July fatal crash

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-08-22 04:04:45 GMT
    Source: KCBD GraphicSource: KCBD Graphic

    A lawsuit has been filed against TxDOT, Helena Chemical Company, and Wesley Wright after H.V. Newman was killed in a crash on July 27, 2017. His vehicle was t-boned by a truck driven by Helena Chemical Company employee Wesley Wright. The crash happened at the intersection of FM 179 and FM 2641, where the lawsuit claims TxDOT removed a stop sign and failed to put up a temporary stop sign. 

    A lawsuit has been filed against TxDOT, Helena Chemical Company, and Wesley Wright after H.V. Newman was killed in a crash on July 27, 2017. His vehicle was t-boned by a truck driven by Helena Chemical Company employee Wesley Wright. The crash happened at the intersection of FM 179 and FM 2641, where the lawsuit claims TxDOT removed a stop sign and failed to put up a temporary stop sign. 

Powered by Frankly