On Tuesday, President Obama gave his second address to K-12 students across the country. Last year, many teachers showed the speech in class and much controversy was made nationwide, with some parents opting to have their students stay home and not watch the event. Watch this year's video below (it's 20 minutes long, so you can jump around to get the idea, speech really starts at about 5:30 in). The written transcript is available if you have video or audio problems. The message again this year is individual responsiblity.
Think about what it means for you as a student. What it means for your younger siblings and cousins, your future children, and those growing up around you who are going to make up the adult population in the future.
Just freely share your thoughts on the topic of what it means to have personal responsibility and the importance of education.
Focus on the words and not so much the person.