Alachua County Students React to President's School Day Speech
After several days of criticism and plenty of publicity, President Barack Obama addressed students in North Central Florida and across the country about the importance and value of their education. The speech streamed online and was also broadcast on television.
Alachua County Public Schools were encouraged by Superintendent Dan Boyd to show the speech. The final decision was given to teachers and parents could send a note if they didn't want their children to watch. Officials said only a small number of parents made the request.
"Everyone had a choice. No one was forced to do anything," said Buchholz High School teacher John Bailey. "I don't think anyone's being forced to believe anything and it's certainly a relevant current event."
- Young Voters React to President Obama's DNC Speech
- Bill Lowering Student Loan Rates Moves to President's Desk
- Alachua County School Board candidates react
- Gainesville Resident Makes Trek to DC for President's Inauguration
- Mixed Reaction to President's Corporate Tax Plan
- Alachua County Student Assaulted At School
- Half of Alachua County Public School Students Expected to Ride Bus When Classes Start
- Alachua County Schools Hold Annual Meet and Greet for Parents and Students
- UF Students React to Meyer's Resignation
- Students React to Sexual Battery on UF's Campus