An elementary school in northern Texas is arranging busses to allow its students to go watch former President G.W. Bush speak in Dallas along side some of the Cowboys and local business men. This same school refused to air Obama's classroom address, but allowed children with permission from their parents to be excused from class to watch it. Of course, the children need parental permission to go see Bush, but the school has clearly favored one speaker to the other in the eyes of the children.
The pastor at the Baptist Church in the area said he believed the people deserved to have the differences explained between the two situations. NBC added that many schools in the area didn't broadcast the speech, but none went to the effort of bussing students to see a former president instead.
What's most worrisome is that this is being decided by the administration of a public elementary school. Educators are in a position of power and will shape how their students see the world. I'm not opposed to having students hear a former president speak, but of the two opportunities one is clearly more education and informative about the current state of the nation. To have this kind of underhanded persuasion going on in a school for kindergarden through 5th graders is a violation of what's right.