Debate: Controversy Surrounding the President's Speech to Students

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WASHINGTON, DC (WOIO) - Next Tuesday at noon, President Obama will be delivering what the White House is billing as "a national address to the students of America."

"During this special address, the president will speak directly to the nation's children and youth about persisting and succeeding in school," according to Education Secretary Arne Duncan. "The president will challenge students to work hard, set educational goals, and take responsibility for their learning."

Some schools won't show President Obama's online speech to the nation's students Tuesday because of the objections of administrators and parents.

Hudson Schools sent out an on-line letter to parents telling them to call the office if they don't want their children to watch the speech.

Cleveland Municipal Schools is letting the teachers decide if they want it shown in their classroom and they are also giving parents an opt out.

Medina City Schools will not be showing the speech.