Parents Upset Over First Lady’s H.S. Commencement Speech

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First Lady Michelle Obama can’t seem to catch a break. First, PETA was all over her for continuing the White House’s annual Easter Egg Roll. Now parents of Kansas high school students are up in arms because she’s slated to speak at their graduation. Can you believe that? The Root has the story:

Some parents and students are in an uproar over the first lady’s plan to address a combined graduation ceremony for five area high schools next month at an 8,000-seat arena, the AP says. Protesters say the move could limit the number of available streets or tickets allotted to graduates.

Others, however, expressed concern that her talk, tied to the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education outlawing segregation in schools, could overshadow the student’s big day, the report says. Read more.

Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” panel couldn’t believe that families wouldn’t relish the opportunity to meet and hear from the First Lady of the United States. Watch what they had to say about the story and let us know what you think. Would you be put off by Mrs. Obama’s presence?

Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST and watch at 9 a.m. EST on TV One.

Originally seen on http://newsone.com/

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