Last week, Thomas Lamorgese, the principal at the East Hampton Middle School, was pressured by some parents in the school to refrain from showing President Obama's education message to students.
In any case, Lamorgese
sent out an email that was intercepted and leaked to the press.
In it, he
said, "Hi all.
As President Obama's
speech has generated so much controversy, please have it recorded and it can be shown at a later date as appropriate."
Some people read this to mean Lamorgese
was saying the contents of the speech were controversial.
Still others in the school district who know Lamorgese
, said that he
supports Obama, and would never impose his
own views on students.
A further opionion was that Lamorgese
was simply cow towing to pressures from conservative parents.
said the speech's scheduled air time-noon on Tuesday, the first day of school during lunch hour-was awkward so he
simply decided to record the speech to show when it was more convenient (it was shown the next day).
also said he
regularly previews films that might be controversial.