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Obama Schedule || Tuesday, February 4, 2014

9:45 am || Receives the Presidential Daily Briefing
11:10 am || Visits a Buck Lodge Middle School classroom; Buck Lodge Middle School, Adelphi, Maryland
11:10 am || Delivers remarks on ConnectED; Buck Lodge Middle School
12:40 pm || Lunch with Biden
3:00 pm || Meets with Department of Defense leadership on Afghanistan
4:30 pm || Meets with the House Democratic Caucus; East Room

All times Eastern
Live stream of White House briefing at 1:00 pm

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28 Responses to Obama Schedule || Tuesday, February 4, 2014

      • My thought was “Oh, here we go…the let’s give everyone a computer thing McD was blabbing about Sunday.” That is always their answer–more money, more technology, momre Wiki this, Wiki that–how about teaching the multiplication tables, teaching cursive, teaching Vietnam, teaching how the Am Rev was started and succeeded, the basic tenets of our country, teaching geography for instance, making biology a gas of discovery and fun, chemistry (you can blow things up), etc. Followed by lunch–maybe even lunch the urchins helped cook. Put some life in this rich tapestry!

  1. A media event to announce the delivery of free iPads to all the little kiddies! Textbooks – out; FB/Social Media – In !
    Might as well do away with classrooms, too.
    We’re in a race to the bottom.

      • On Chariie Rose in 2009. Arne Duncan proposed keeping kids in school 6-7 days a week with schools opening at 6:00 a.m. for breakfast…. all the way through dinner. Parents would get one night a week to join them for dinner.
        They should be called ‘Hillary’s Villages’. These people are lunatics!

      • I don’t disagree with the use of technology, but there are good uses of it and very bad uses of it. I would love to see more high schools offering on-line classes for subjects that don’t have enough kids to fill a classroom, like latin. But they can be a huge time waster and an electronic babysitter for teachers that are lazy. When kids are little they need to learn to write (cursive is going away in many districts and that is a shame) and spell and do math without computers. There are a lot of schools that jump on the technology bandwagon without any idea where that wagon is headed.

        • My son was an honor student in high school. He is a Freshman in college now,and was taking a math test for placement. He could not do a lot of the work because they were not allowed to use a calculator for the exam. Needless to say,he did not fair well. Technology is great,but you need to learn how to function without it first.

        • The Walking Stomach goes to a private, Christian school, and there is no baby-sitting. Parents wouldn’t put up with it.

          We’ve had wireless classrooms from 5th upward for about four years. I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! I like dead trees! I love the smell of ink in a new textbook. I love the look and feel of a blank sheet of paper!

          *sigh*

        • Removing cursive writing from our education system is more insidious than many realize. All of our founding documents are written in cursive. Once the people are sufficiently dumbed down to the point they can’t write in cursive, much less read it, the ruling class will have free rein to change a few words or move the punctuation around and change the entire meaning of the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution.

          • Cursive also develops wiring in the brain that raises scores in other disciplines such as math. If a kid can’t read a note from Mom on the fridge, it’s a darn travesty. We are robbing the kids!

        • I loved Latin. We had a yearly basketball game betw the Latin and French Clubs. I remember a cheer: Amo, Amas, Amat/we’ll make the barbarians trot/win this game, go down in fame/Amo, Amas, Amat. We were such total geeks but we learned things…

  2. We have leadership in Afghanistan?

    If he spent as much times on matters of national economic recovery and security as he does with Reid and the National Demokrat Caucus and campaigning for Hillary, someone might think he is the President.

  3. This is not related at all to the schedule, but I needed to vent. Just when I think there is nothing left that they do in Washington that would make my head explode, I see where the IRS is handing out bonuses to employees to boost morale. What???? I thought bonuses were for when you do something Right… (says she who has not had a raise in 4 yrs, much less a bonus)….

    “Agency officials said they will pay $43.4 million to employees represented by labor unions and $19.1 million to other employees, for a total of $62.5 million in bonuses for 2013.”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/3/embattled-irs-plans-employees-bonuses-2013-work/