Graduation 2014

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In the last few weeks I have heard of or read about objections to some graduation speakers.  Most recently there are some – for whatever reason –  objecting to First Lady Michelle Obama and Former Secretary of State Condi Rice addressing graduation classes. 

I would have loved to hear from either (and both) woman at my graduations.  We may not agree with each other on so many issues but it sure is important to listen to each other.  We may find common ground or we may discover a stimulating debate – but unless you hear from them, you will never know.  

PS – it takes a lot of work to prepare a graduation speech.  I hope students across the nation and their parents are appreciative of the time the speakers give to the graduates.  And yes, CONGRATS to GRADUATES 2014!!