Arlington school administration's decision more than a week ago to not allow students to watch President Barack Obama's speech to school children live is still drawing criticism from the community.
On Thursday night, about a half a dozen parents and community members spoke at the end of the district trustees' meeting about how Arlington had botched the opportunity. Some said the district had "robbed" their children of a chance to be positively influenced by the Obama.
"I was wrong and they were right," she said. "The decision you made was not in the best interest of all children."
McCullough had said he did not want to interrupt planned instruction by showing Obama's speech live, but was encouraging teachers to show a recorded version later if it fit with curriculum. His decision sparked controversy, especially in light of plans the district had to bus 600 fifth-graders to a Super Bowl-related event at Cowboys Stadium where former President George W. Bushis to speak. That trip was later cancelled.