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Obama address to kids prompts political dustup

The leader of the state’s largest teachers’ union is urging teachers and the public to contact their school superintendents and ask them to show President Obama’s back-to-school address to students Tuesday.
The scheduled television address is drawi

The leader of the state’s largest teachers’ union is urging teachers and the public to contact their school superintendents and ask them to show President Obama’s back-to-school address to students Tuesday.

The scheduled television address is drawing criticism from some conservatives who argue that the president is trying to indoctrinate students with his political beliefs.

White House officials say Obama will challenge students to work hard, set goals for their education and take responsibility for their learning.

Education Minnesota President Tom Dooher plans to make a statement about the controversy later today.

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