I watched the President's speech with several hundred middle school students. They had to listen closely, because the sound wasn't the best in the gym and the internet connection kept locking up as it buffered. After, I asked five students their opinions. All thought he was inspiring in the message of stay in school and you can achieve your goals.
The students had the option of not watching the speech, none took that opinion at this particular school.
There are still strong emotions on this topic. Now that the speech has been delivered, what do you think about it?