A school district near San Diego has now officially apologized for disallowing their students from watchign President Obama's speech last week. They had done so in a late night, "emergency" Labor Day vote overriding the District Superintendent who on the previous Friday had sent out notices that teachers would show the speech and that parents could opt out if they didn't want their kids to watch.
Apparently this wasn't good enough for the La Mesa-Spring Valley School Board trustees, who on a 3-2 vote overturned that, and initially wanted to bar the speech completely but settled for showing a recording at a later date. Rick Winet, a trustee, wrote "I would not and will not ever support this sort of selfish, socialistic message," calling it "a direct assault on The Constitution of The United States of America."
Naturally such blatant wingnuttery didn't go down well with the citizenry, even in a Republican district in California, and a mini revolt ensued with the School Board flooded with angry e-mails and phone calls.
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