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Obama steers clear of politics in controversial pep talk at beginning of school year

Source: Posted By: Bailey C...3577 days ago

ARLINGTON, Virginia (AP) — President Barack Obama steered clear of politics Tuesday in a pep talk to students that sparked controversy among conservatives, who accused him of trying to indoctrinate America's children.

Presidents often visit schools, and Obama was not the first one to offer a back-to-school address aimed at millions of students in every grade. Yet several conservative organizations and many concerned parents warned Obama was trying to sell his political agenda.

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