Harford County updates decision about Obama speech
Harford County, which had announced Friday that it would not air the president’s speech at noon Tuesday, amended this decision Tuesday and will “provide its students the opportunity” to view the president’s address by the end of the school day Thursday, according to the school system’s Web site. Parents can still opt to have their children not watch the speech.
The county previously said it would not air the speech Tuesday because its guidelines for broadcasts and videos require previewing materials shown to children and giving staff time to formulate responses and work the items into the regular classroom curriculum. It said on its Web site Tuesday that schools will use materials from both the district and the U.S. Department of Education to discuss the address.