The Obama Administration will call on Americans to serve in order to meet the nation’s challenges. President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in underserved schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps. Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year. Obama will encourage retiring Americans to serve by improving programs available for individuals over age 55, while at the same time promoting youth programs such as Youth Build and Head Start.
Hope and Change!
[Hat tip Gateway Pundit]
(To be fair, this other page says that "service" will be demanded only from high school and college students. So why say "citizens of all ages"..? And what's to be the definition of "community service"..?)
Meanwhile, an appaling glimpse into American education: a scandinavian documentary presents a North Carolina elementary school teacher so enamored with Barack Obama that she sees nothing wrong with how she treats the handful of pro-McCain children in her classroom, particularly the little girl with a parent serving in the military:
What else is going on in American classrooms, that we don't get to see..?
[Hat tip: Blackfive]