As reported in the New York Times today and the Salt Lake Tribune yesterday, our local school district (Nebo School District) in Utah reversed its decision not to allow the students to watch President Obama's speech to the nation's children.
A group of us parents from our Springville neighborhood attended the local school district's board meeting, pleased to hear their formal apology and plan to show the video next week. I joined other members of the public in expressing to the board our strong feelings about their poor decision initially.
What was the main issue here? I believe Rebecca deSchweinitz, someone who spoke very passionately to the board Wednesday, hit the nail on the head: the issue is political bullying.