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Ohio Students Bussed to McCain Rally

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More than 2,000 students were bussed to a rally for Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain on Thursday morning in Defiance, Ohio, according to The Crescent-News. In a letter sent home with students asking for parental permission to attend the rally, Defiance City Schools Superintendent Mike Struble said the rally offered a historic opportunity in a town not known for being in the national spotlight.

“Putting party affiliation aside, I believe that this is a once in a lifetime educational opportunity for our students to see a presidential candidate in person,” Struble wrote. “It is a unique occasion to see the U.S. political process as it actually unfolds.”

Dave Bagley, superintendent of Central Local School District, said that the field trip was a learning tool, not a political endorsement from the district.

Campaign rallies may be a learning tool, but the McCain campaign has had its share of controversy colliding with the public schools. A McCain rally at a Fairfax, Va., school was moved following outcry from parents and school board members, who said that the event would violate a district ban on using school grounds for campaign activities during school hours.

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Why does everything have to be some political all the time. Whatever happen to Educating our Children. HELLO! It is time for all of us to start getting back to the job we were hired to do! Educate the children! without bias or endorsements!

History is messy. Participating in making history is even messier. I think that they should see what happens first hand. It will be something they will remember forever. I remember when our Principal volunteered our students to set up for the E. Dole campaign. I objected but didn't share my feelings, as I thought these kids will see something they might never see again.

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