Glenn Beck and others who make their living trafficking in fear, racism and race baiting might have a different perspective on the world if a U.S. President had given this speech to schoolchildren during their formative years.
My favorite part of the speech:
That’s why today, I’m calling on each of you to set your own goals for your education – and to do everything you can to meet them. Your goal can be something as simple as doing all your homework, paying attention in class, or spending time each day reading a book. Maybe you’ll decide to get involved in an extracurricular activity, or volunteer in your community. Maybe you’ll decide to stand up for kids who are being teased or bullied because of who they are or how they look, because you believe, like I do, that all kids deserve a safe environment to study and learn.
UPDATE: Only 12 of the 25 children in my daughter's third grade class attended today. For the record, she thought the speech was awesome, and it made her even more excited to learn.