by David Safier
From the NY Times:
And Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee, said on the same show, “Of course the president of the United States should be able to address students.”
“If I were a teacher,” Mr. Alexander added, “I’d take advantage of it.”
And this from the Salt Lake Tribune:
Herbert said he favors letting students listen to the speech, and he thinks it will foster a dialogue between parents and their children.
"I think it's great. To hear from the president of the United States is an important thing," he said Saturday. "I'd like to hear what he has to say.
"I hope parents will take the opportunity to discuss the issues with their children, hear what the president's views are and what his vision is for the future of America. If they agree, then explain that. If they disagree, explain to their children why. I see nothing but good coming out of this," he said.
The governor, who has grandchildren in the Utah school system, said he can't imagine that they wouldn't watch the speech.