Show and tell?
The Blog Prof posted the video on YouTube,
Patterico‘s running a caption contest. Nicholas (via email) proposes
Is Obama smarter than a fifth grader?
Unfortunately, we’ve discovered the answer is: “No.”
Instapundit‘s reader wrote to say
“His Q&A w/ 6th-graders just before this was behind closed doors. Seriously.”
Jammie says the TelePrompters were set up in the classroom for the press not the kids.
And why was that?
Because he was introducing a program that paves the way for a Federal curriculum, as Dan Riehl’s commenter poiinted out:
What is even more disturbing than the need to whip TOTUS out to talk to school kids is the purpose of Obama’s visit to that school. He was announcing his desire to put billions more into his program “Race to the Top” (RttT in Obamaland cutespeak) and also create a means for school districts to bypass the authority of their State Boards of Education in order to apply for federal RttT funds. What is so disturbing about this? One of the requirements of winning this federal grant money is that local school districts must contractually agree to adopt federal curriculum guidelines, even those that have not yet been defined by the Obama Administration. Yup….the federal core curriculum issue rears its ugly head again.
Obama created the local school district bypass to these federal dollars in response to Rick Perry’s decision for Texas to opt out. Obama can’t stand Perry and the State of Texas….and was not about yield the chess board.
Show and tell, for sure.