Update: The Atlanta Journal Constitution ran an overview article on the issue this morning.
This is worthy of ridicule.
Polictical Insider reports that students at a Gwinnett County (Georgia) middle school are allowed to opt out of listening to the president’s speech. You can read the principal’s letter here.
As one commenter to Jim Galloway’s post put it:
I think this is the school system being a coward. Either Obama’s address is educational and needs to be seen by the entire student body or it is not and no student should watch it. We elect local board members to make these types of decisions and they do not have the courage to do it. What freaking cowards.