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Commissioner: Offer students alternative to Obama speech

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The head of Kentucky's public schools says
if President Barack Obama's address to the nation's schoolchildren
is shown next week, schools should have alternative activities
available.
Terry Holliday told Kentucky school superintendents Thursday
that if they decide to show Obama's address on the importance of
education, the alternative activities should be provided for
children whose parents request that they don't watch.
Obama's address is scheduled for Tuesday and has spawned
controversy by some who are questioning the president's agenda.
Angry parents across the nation say they don't want their children
to tune in.
The Courier-Journal of Louisville reported Thursday that
Jefferson County Public Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman told
his principals it was a "school/class" decision, but he
encouraged all schools to participate.

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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com

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