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Obama School Speech

Barack Obama Tells Students: 'The Farther You Go In School, The Farther You'll Go In Life'

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — President Barack Obama, in a message Tuesday to America's students, urged them to ignore bullies and treat each other with kindne...

Conservatives/Republicans Have "New Rules" for President Obama

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

New Rule: Don't engage in the outrageous, unethical practice of inviting your friends and donors to use the bowling alley at the White House. Instead give them no-bid contracts like we did for Halliburton.

Proud to Be Dim

Will Durst | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Will Durst

Conservatives might want to think twice before anointing Joe Wilson, the "You Lie" guy, as their new alpha immigration dog.

Fixing No Child Left Behind: What Our Schools Really Need

Susan Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Kane

As millions of kids headed back to school this month, many parents, teachers, and administrators had a lot to think about. Things like, will there actually be enough seats in the ballooning classes?

School Cancels Trip To See Bush

Fort Worth Star Telegram | Melody McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Six days after drawing fire for not showing President Barack Obama's speech to schoolchildren, Arlington Superintendent Jerry McCullough announced Mon...

Transforming the Tray: What Kids Eat Means Something

Debra Eschmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Debra Eschmeyer

The Child Nutrition Act, which expires Sept. 30, determines what more than 30 million children eat at school five days a week, 180 days a year, making school meals a critical entry point for improving children's health.

How to Deal with Fox News

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Deepak Chopra

As the Republican base dwindles to Southern white males and various credulous hangers on, the whole party is set to topple just as inevitably.

Classroom Guards

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Vigilance: Without it, who knows what sorts of insidious messages could slip into the curriculum of public schools throughout the country?

The Story That Made Me Tear Up My Prepared Speech at a Big Education Conference

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Shouldn't we also be living in a country that can come together right now and bail out schoolchildren who, unlike Wall Street, are too small to be allowed to fail before they have been allowed to succeed?

How Right-Wing Pundits Would Spin News That Obama Had Rescued A Child From Drowning

David Kronke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
David Kronke

Michelle Malkin: Why didn't Obama save every child from drowning? Why just one? This myopia stems from his old, outdated liberal-elitist sensibility.

Nation's Youth Acting Suspiciously After Obama School Speech

Roy Rivenburg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Roy Rivenburg

Using mass hypnosis during a televised speech to students, President Obama turned millions of schoolchildren into robotic socialist zombies, authorities said.

Stay in School, and Other Socialist Propaganda

Kristina Brittenham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristina Brittenham

Obama is the President already. Even if you disagree with what he says, it matters. Instead of refusing to allow your children to be up to date on current affairs, it's possible to tell them why you disagree with the President.

Calling On Teachers And Students: How Did Obama's Pep Talk Affect You

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama offered a heartfelt pep talk to the nation's students today and HuffPost wants to hear reactions from students and teachers alike. Pr...

Insanity Is Best Viewed From a Distance

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Boyce

The myth of bipartisanship comes down to today in my mind and let it die forever on this first day of school and let us not forget the lesson.

Obama to School Kids: Success Requires Hard Work

Bill Jackson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bill Jackson

Thanks, President Obama, for carrying this message to America's schoolchildren. We parents are listening, too.

Newt Gingrich On Obama Back-To-School Speech: "I Recommend It To Everybody" (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Elyse Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich spoke out Tuesday in support of President Obama's "back-to-school speech" delivered to school children ...

Obama, Not All Dropouts Grow Up to Be Rap Stars...

Phil Bronstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Bronstein

In his address to school children, Barack Obama has revealed himself as an educationist, deeply discriminating against dropouts like, well, me.

Republican Critics of Obama's School Speech Stoke the Fires of Bigotry in America

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mario Almonte

Within the immense pool of 60 million who voted Republican thrives a disturbing core of religious fundamentalists, ultra conservatives, and all-purpose extremists who hates everyone and everything different from them.

The Loyal Opposition

August J. Pollak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
August J. Pollak

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Learn Me Some Good Schooling

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

Calmer voices have called the assault on Obama's speech "silly." That is terribly wrong: the attacks are not silly, they are dangerous. The attacks further split the party of opposition from a position of reason.

Jason Linkins

Opposing Obama's School Speech Isn't Partisan -- It's Just Crazy

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With Obama's school address now behind us, the claims made by opponents of the address look more absurd than ever. And yet it should have never come to this point.

Obama School Speech: Every Student Has Something To Offer

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(AP) ARLINGTON, Va. — In a pep talk that kept clear of politics, President Barack Obama on Tuesday challenged the nation's students to take prid...

The President Should Not Be In The Classroom

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Cartoonist and illustrator, Sean Kelly, has once again graced us with his work, this time taking on Obama's school-speech foes. He's in good company t...

Obama Should Speak to Schoolkids About Studying

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rabbi Shmuley Boteach

The loss of intellectual curiosity, and the death of reading, among our kids is a serious crisis as our children gravitate away from the written word and toward the visual image.

Jim Greer On Obama's School Speech: "It's A Good Speech," I'd Let My Kids Watch

ABC News | Steven Portnoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Florida Republican party chairman who last week accused the president of trying to "indoctrinate America's children to his socialist agenda" now s...