What? Schools wouldn't let them watch a National Address targeted at students from their President, an address that would inform them what would be happening to their educational system and would effect them directly?
Wow. Seriously, what has the US come to?
Sometimes I really do like the fact I live in Canada, where Education is handled on a Province by Province basis with funding being split between the Federal and Provincial levels, with the Province having the final say on how things go down.