#5 – 44th Presidential Inauguration
Ask your kids if their school had the inauguration on TV or even Internet for them to watch. From what I’ve been hearing, most schools didn’t.
My school wasn’t any different. The history teacher didn’t even talk about it. During science when we were reviewing for the midterm next week, the teacher had her computer on but it wasn’t like the whole class was able to see what was going on. I saw and heard a few things here and there like the lady who did the poem, which I thought was kind of weird. It didn’t make any sense to me.
It shouldn’t matter who people voted for or what their religious ideas are or what color someone is. I think a presidential inauguration (at least his speech) should have been important enough to all schools so they made time to show it to the kids. It’s now two days past and even though my mom recorded it for me, I still haven’t had time to watch it because I’ve been so busy getting ready for midterms next week. There are more important things in life than just taking tests but that’s what schools focus on and I don’t want to blow it so other things have been put on hold for now.
I even told my mom that maybe we should make a DVD of the inauguration; that it might be worth something some day. She said with how easy it is for people to do that on their own, my copy wouldn’t be worth money but suggested that I might want to keep a copy to show my kids so I could say I was in 7th grade when America voted in the first black president. And who knows? Maybe he won’t be the last.
So for all the schools, including mine, that didn’t think this historical event wasn’t important enough to make time to show to every class, “Bad school.”