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Department of Education Edits Out "Help The President" From Classroom Materials On Upcoming Speech

As I learned during my interview today with Florida GOP press secretary Katie Gordon, the bit about "help the president" was turned by conservatives into an example of socialist political indoctrination. I thought the "Extension of the Speech" heading made the context clear enough -- that it's in relation to Obama's speech about working hard in school -- but nevertheless it was raising eyebrows. The new version is now unambiguously related to those educational goals.

I asked Department of Education deputy press secretary Sandra Abrevaya why this was done, and whether it might have been in response to any political attacks. "We clarified some of the language," Abrevaya told me in an e-mail.