Here are the Obama Administration's recommended 'Classroom Activities' for this event - grades K-6, and grades 7-12. Read them. Read them all.
Can you imagine the pressure a student who doesn't support the President will be under to conform to the "right" answers, or risk ridicule from peers and/or faculty? If this isn't a naked attempt at political indoctrination, I don't know what is. And you're paying for it.
UPDATE: Pat Austin at And So it Goes In Shreveport is a teacher. She isn't happy.
UPDATE 02SEPT09: From Twitter came this gem: "@tahDeetz: Obama is going to do the same thing for homeschooling he did for gun sales..." (via @EdDriscoll)
UPDATE 02SEPT09: The backpedalling has begun. "Somewhat inartfully" indeed.
UPDATE 03SEPT09: Stephen Green at VodkaPundit gets to the crux of the issue about why this is wrong:
The President of the United States — whether an Obama a Bush or a Lincoln — is not my son’s daddy. That’s my job.