President Obama will make his second back-to-school speech today, but with much less controversy.
Last year, critics said the speech, which emphasized the importance of education and working hard in school, was political. They said it was an attempt to give students, especially high school students on the edge of voting, a favorable impression of his administration.
This year the speech, televised at noon in this area, is passing almost unnoticed.
Rockwall officials say they will handle the speech the same way this year as last — elementary and middle school students need parental permission to watch the address. High school students will be offered the broadcast and, hopefully, will have discussed it with their parents.
Read how area districts are handling the address here.