September 8, 2009 2:36 PM

Commentary: Reagan helped set precedent for speaking to America's schoolkids

President Ronald Reagan, back in 1986, gave a speech was intended as a commencement address of sorts for graduating seniors across the country. It was broadcast in schools nationwide on TV and radio. You might have noticed that in the 23 years since that speech, the planet has not cracked in two, there are no bands of storm troopers marching across the land and we have not as yet been struck by a plague of locusts.

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