AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry says he understands the
concerns of parents who don't want their children listening to
President Barack Obama's school-time speech on education next week.
But Perry says he's "certainly not going to advise anybody not
to send their kids to school that day."
Obama plans to give a Tuesday speech aimed directly at the
nation's school children, addressing the importance of education.
But parents across the nation are balking at the prospect, with
some even calling on other parents to keep their children home from
school that day.
In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Perry said
he doesn't think school officials and parents know enough about
what issues Obama will address. He said the White House should have
kept local school officials informed.