Michelle Obama: Holding Teachers' Feet to the Fire #edchat

First lady Michelle Obama delivers the commencement address to graduates of Dillard University in New Orleans, Saturday, May 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Jonathan Bachman) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

The First Lady of the United States gave a commencement speech at Dillard University in New Orleans. The speech gave context to the struggle that many Americans had to endure in order to obtain an education. It highlights the fact that education had to be pursued with an insatiable hunger.

In the process, she said something that has outraged many teachers in one of the Facebook groups to which I belong. “So my mother volunteered at my school — helping out every day in the front office, making sure our teachers were doing their jobs, holding their feet to the fire if she thought they were falling short. I’d walk by the office and there she’d be. (Laughter.) I’d leave class to go to the bathroom, there she’d be again, roaming the halls, looking in the classrooms. And of course, as a kid, I have to say, that was a bit mortifying, having your mother at school all the time.”

How do you feel about this comment from the First Lady? Please share your thoughts and concerns in the comments section below.

Walter Duncan is the teacher Co-Creator of the Quick Key App, which allows teachers to grade paper assessments with their smart devices. Please go to www.quickkeyapp.com to find out more.

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